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Holiday Accident Claims in Kos – How To Claim For A Personal Injury Compensation Claim In Kos?

The beautiful Greek island of Kos is known for its beaches and historical monuments from antiquity and the medieval period. Kos is popular with families wanting a relaxing beach holiday and young people looking to enjoy the island’s vibrant nightlife. Greece, including the Greek islands is a popular destination for holidaymakers from Britain. In 2017, some 3 million British tourists visited Greece. Most of these visits were trouble free, however, accidents do happen and normal precautions should be taken against crime.

Holiday Accident Claims in Kos

Holiday Accident Claims in Kos

If you were injured on holiday in Kos, or any other location in Greece in an accident where you were not at fault then you (as the holidaymaker) could be able to make a Greek holiday accident claim or holiday illness claim in Kos for compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor based in Britain, familiar with personal injury law in Greece, who can make a holiday accident claim on your behalf. We are a well respected personal injury solicitor’s firm based in Britain, with an excellent track record of representing clients making holiday compensation claims overseas. If you think you could be owed compensation for an accident in Kos, or an illness at a Kos resort, contact Legal Expert today for your free consultation. Call us on 0800 073 8804 or fill out our online claims form to get started. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A guide to Kos travel accident claims

Greece and the Island of Kos are relatively safe places to visit. However, accidents can happen. Whilst some accidents are unavoidable mistakes, other accidents happen because proper standards of health and safety are neglected by hotels, restaurants or excursion providers. If you have experienced an accident in Kos that could have been avoided, were it not for negligence on the part of a third party then it may be that you are eligible to make a claim for damages after a holiday in Greece gone wrong. These sorts of accidents can include trip, fall, and slip accidents, hotel lobby accidents, food poisoning accidents, swimming pool accidents, adventure sports accidents and road traffic accidents in Greece. Many of these compensation claims are worth tens of thousands of pounds, so they are definitely worth pursuing.

In this Kos, Greece holiday compensation claims guide, we will explain how to claim compensation for your injuries, how to go about finding the right personal injury solicitor for your holiday accident claim and the benefits of making a claim through no win no fee agreements. Remember, Legal Expert offers a free Greece holiday accident claim consultation for all our potential clients. Call us today to see how much compensation you could claim for your fall on holiday, accident on a package holiday, or other injury. If you legitimately have grounds to make a Kos holiday accident claim, we have a team of personal injury lawyers and solicitors with the experience to represent you in your claim.

What should you do if you have an accident or injury in Kos?

If you have experienced a holiday accident where you were not at fault in Kos claim holiday accident compensation. There are certain steps you can take at the scene of the accident to gather together evidence that will support you to make a Greece holiday accident claim or Greece holiday illness claim, later down the line.

If you experience an accident on holiday in Kos, you can take the following steps to assemble the evidence needed to support your holiday accident claim in Kos:

  1. Photograph the object or hazard which was the cause of your accident. If possible on your camera or smartphone, include a date and time stamp.
  2. Report the accident to your tour operator, or the establishment where your accident occurred. record your accident accurately in their log book. You should also report your accident to your travel insurance provider.
  3. Report the accident to your insurance provider.
  4. Take down contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident as they may be required to testify on your behalf during the case.
  5. Keep all your receipts relating to expenses caused by your accident. For example, medical expenses or travel expenses. It may be that you are able to claim these back later and they could also serve as evidence which can support your claim.
  6. If you are injured in a road traffic accident in Kos, Greece, make sure that you exchange contact details with the other driver and take down their vehicle registration number. If the other driver of the other vehicle is not it’s owner, take the contact information for the vehicle’s owner.

How to get help in an emergency in Kos

European Union Emergency Contact Number: 112
Greek Police: 100
Greek Fire Brigade: 199
Emergency hospital, doctors and pharmacies: 14944

If you are in need of urgent diplomatic assistance you can contact the British Vice-Consulate in Kos. Please be aware you should only contact your consulate in emergency situations such as a member of your party dying, being attacked or arrested.

British Vice Consulate in Kos,
Greece 8 Annetas Laoumtzi Street,
853 00
Kos, Greece
E-mail: kos@british-consulate.gr

Telephone: (+30) 22420.21.549 (+30) 22420.26.203

If you are in the UK and are concerned about a British citizen who is currently in Greece, you can call 020 7008 1500.

Medical care for tourists in Kos

When travelling abroad British citizens can use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This will allow them to access to free or reduced cost healthcare in any European Economic Area (EEA) country. You can apply for your EHIC online here. A European Health Insurance Card is not a replacement for taking out fully comprehensive medical and travel insurance before you you travel. Please be aware that the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union (EU) in March 2019, so its citizens may not have the right to use an EHIC afterwards.

Time limits for making personal injury claims in Kos

Have you been injured on holiday in Kos, or made ill, due to an accident where you were not at fault? If the accident was not your fault but was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, then you could be entitled to claim compensation from them. Please be aware that there is a personal injury claims time limit. This means that you only have a certain amount of time to make your holiday accident claim since the date that it took place, or the date that you realised that you had been harmed, if you had a complex diagnosis.

Nature of compensation claimClaim time limit in years
Package holiday's in Kos which were booked via a UK holiday company.3 year limit
Injuries or accidents which happend on independent holidays.5 year limit
Road traffic accidents in Kos and Greeceup to 5 year limit.
Accidents on boats, cruise ships, or otherwise at sea2 year limit (from date of voyage).
Injury or illness on international flights to Kos "Hippocrates" international airport. 2 year limit.

If you were injured or made ill in an accident where you were not at fault on a package holiday booked through a UK tour operator, on the flight, at your hotel, or an activity arranged by the tour operator, your Greece holiday compensation claims time limit will be three years. If you were injured on a privately booked flight to or from Greece, then you will have a Greece holiday compensation claims time limit of two years.

Claiming compensation for a package holiday in Kos

Did you have an accident on a package holiday, or experience an illness at a Kos holiday resort? The Package Travel, Package Holiday, and Package Tour Regulations 1992 enable you to claim package holiday accident compensation for your injuries. If you are injured on holiday in Kos, or experience an illness at a Kos holiday resort due to an accident where you were not at fault, make sure you report your accident to your tour operator immediately, and ensuring that it is recorded in their incident log book. You will then have 3 years to make your Kos holiday compensation claims.

Compensation claims in Kos our team can conduct

Legal Expert’s holiday accident claims and solicitors frequently represent clients making Greece holiday accident claims and Greece holiday illness claims in Kos. If you were injured on holiday, or experienced an illness at a Kos holiday resort due to negligence on the part of a third party, then you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds when you make a Kos, Greece holiday compensation claim.

Here are some examples of accident abroad claims that we have handled successfully:

  • Airplane
  • Bad hotel hygiene illness
  • Balcony falls
  • Boats & cruises
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Collapsing furniture
  • Excursion injuries
  • Faulty fittings
  • Faulty rental car
  • Food poisoning
  • Foreign transport
  • Hotel
  • Legionnaires disease / Norovirus
  • Skiing
  • Slips and trips
  • Swimming pool accident
  • Watersports accidents

Below we will look at some common accidents that our clients have successfully claimed personal injury compensation for in Kos. If you have been injured or made ill by an accident on holiday in Kos, speak to Legal Expert today about the possibility of making a holiday accident compensation claim in Kos.

Hotel sickness and accident claims

Many accidents on holiday happen in a hotel. They are either an accident on a package holiday, or an accident in a privately booked hotel. What are some common accidents that happen in a hotel? Accidents can happen if a hotel is unfinished and building work is still going on, leaving hazards in the way of guests. In a finished hotel, common accidents can include falls on holiday. This can happen if floors are left wet, or soiled and the spillage is not cleared up. Other accidents that can happen in hotels can include gym accidents, if gym equipment is not properly kept, or accidents on staircases, if bannisters or flooring are broken. Our clients have also made Greece holiday illness claims for food poisoning accidents that have happened in Kos. If you need to make a holiday accident compensation claim against a hotel in Kos, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim and begin the process.

Claims for illness at a Kos holiday resort

Legal Expert has an excellent track record of helping clients make Greece holiday illness claims for compensation due to illnesses at a Kos holiday resort. Fortunately tap water is safe to drink in Kos and the rest of Greece, so holidaymakers don’t need to worry about enjoying food, or iced drinks that have been prepared with tap water. However, negligence on the path of resorts can still cause guests to become ill. For example, holidaymakers can become ill with food poisoning if food is not properly stored or prepared. If the swimming pool has not been treated with chlorine, this can also lead to guests contracting waterborne illnesses. If you have a holiday sickness claim to make in Greece for an illness at a Kos holiday resort, call Legal Expert today and we’ll be happy to help.

Claim compensation for a fall on holiday

Unfortunately claims for a fall on holiday are common holiday accident compensation claims that Legal Expert deal with. What sort of holiday accident claims do we help our clients claim, with regards to falls on holiday? Falls on holiday can be caused by spills on the floor that have not been properly mopped up and signposted. This is especially a problem in some high end hotels, which have granite floors that can become especially slippery when wet. Other common trip hazards in hotels, shops and restaurants can include spilled food and drinks, breakages on floorboard or staircases and hazards caused by repair or maintenance works. If you have been injured by a fall on holiday in kos or elsewhere, speak to Legal Expert today, to enquire about making an accident on holiday compensation claim.

Travel accident claims for activities or sports

Kos is known as a popular beach holiday destination, where holidaymakers take part in a wide range of watersports and adventure sports. Although most activities run without a glitch and are trouble free, adventure sports and watersports come with an inherent risk. To ensure a safer experience, make sure that the activity provider you choose has all the correct certifications and insurance that they are required to have. If you were injured during a water sports or adventure sports session in Kos, due to negligence on the part of the activity provider you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Road traffic and car accidents in Kos

Unfortunately the number of deaths from road traffic accidents in Greece is high, compared to other EU countries. In 2016, the average number of road traffic deaths for an EU country was 49 fatalities per 1 million. In Greece it was 69 deaths, per million members of the population. Drivers have a duty of care towards their passengers and other road users, so if you are injured in a car accident in Greece that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a holiday compensation accident claim in Kos. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you have legitimate grounds to claim and begin your claim today.

Should I use a solicitor or lawyer in Kos?

Its understandable that if you experience a fall on holiday in Kos, or any other sort of accident that you could claim compensation for, you may think that you have to use a personal injury solicitor in Kos, or elsewhere in Greece. Legal Expert has a better alternative. We can provide you with a top no win no fee solicitor in Britain, who is familiar with personal injury law in Greece, to represent your holiday accident claim in Kos. Because the solicitor will be based in britain, there will be no problems with distance or any language gap. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a holiday compensation claim using one of our personal injury solicitors.

No win no fee travel accident solicitors

At Legal Expert we can understand that experiencing an injury or illness on holiday, can be a stressful and upsetting experience. It can also be costly and cause you to lose some of your regular income if it forces you to take time off from work. Therefore our customers often want a less stressful and financially risky option for making a Greece holiday compensation claim. If you have experienced an accident on holiday in Kos and wish to claim compensation, you may find that making a claim through a conditional fee agreement is the best option for you. What does no win no fee mean? Our no win no fee solicitors can offer you a Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA), which means that you will receive the same excellent level of service as any one else who is making a holiday accident claim in Kos, but will only need to pay for your solicitors fees if you are sucessful. Because no win, no fee solicitors do not charge any upfront fees, they are more affordable for many of our clients. What’s more, because you will only pay your solicitors fee if you win your personal injury claim, there are no risks (financially) involved in making a claim under this type of contract.

To get started, call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a claim through a conditional fee agreement. Call us today, or use our online contact form.

Popular places to stay in Kos

Kos is a small island with a population of roughly 33,000 people. Here are our top places to stay in Kos.

  • Kos Town
  • Zia
  • Antimachia
  • Kefalos
  • Mastichari
  • Kardamena
  • Pyli
  • Asomatos
  • Lagoudi
  • Platani
  • Asfendiou

Start your claim today

If you have experienced an accident on a package holiday, illness at a Kos holiday resort, fall on holiday, adventure sports accident or any other sort of accident on holiday in Kos that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Kos for compensation. Trust an excellent no win no fee solicitor from Legal Expert to handle your Greece holiday compensation claim. Our UK based lawyers have up to thirty years of experience handling holiday accident claims for compensation and will always push to win our clients the maximum amount of compensation that they are owed. What’s more, you will have the option to make a no win, no fee claim meaning that there is no financial risk involved.

If you have legitimate grounds to make a holiday compensation claim in Kos, we would love to work wit you. Call us today or fill out our online claims form to get started. One of our legal advisors will determine if you have a case for holiday accident compensation, and if you do will let you know how much compensation you could claim. You will then be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your holiday compensation claim in Kos, who will proceed with your case right away. Call us today to see if you are entitled to claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Useful links

The British Consulate In Kos

British Vice Consulate in Kos,
Greece 8 Annetas Laoumtzi Street,
853 00
Kos, Greece
E-mail: kos@british-consulate.gr

Telephone: (+30) 22420.21.549 (+30) 22420.26.203

If you are in the UK and are concerned about a British citizen who is currently in Greece, you can call 020 7008 1500.

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Healthcare In Greece
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Work accidents abroad
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