How much compensation can I claim for injury in Lanzarote?
Lanzarote is one of the Canary Islands, it belongs to Spain but is closer to the shores of North West Africa. Being a volcanic island it is known for its dramatic rocky landscape. Lanzarote is also known for its beautiful beaches and year-round warm climate, making it a popular choice with holidaymakers from Britain, as Lanzarote is visited by a million British tourists a year. Spain is a relatively safe country to visit and most holidays there are trouble-free. However, accidents in Lanzarote do occur. Some Lanzarote accidents are unavoidable, unfortunately, others are caused by hotels, restaurants, transportation services or other service providers acting negligently towards their patrons. Accidents that can occur in Lanzarote include Lanzarote car accidents and Lanzarote road traffic accidents, Lanzarote hotel accidents, slip, trip, and fall accidents in Lanzarote and cases of food poisoning which cause the diner to become ill.
Holiday Accident Claims In Lanzarote
If you have been injured or made ill by an accident in Lanzarote which wasn’t your fault, you could make a holiday accident claim in Lanzarote, against the responsible party. Many of these claims are worth tens of thousands of pounds, so if you have been involved in an accident in Lanzarote that wasn’t your fault, it’s worth pursuing holiday accident or holiday illness compensation in Lanzarote.
We are Legal Expert, a well respected personal injury solicitor’s firm, who specialise in helping victims of negligence make holiday compensation claims. We can provide you with a top holiday claims solicitor will be based in Britain but have an expert knowledge of personal injury law in Spain, to handle your compensation claim in Lanzarote. In this guide, we will advise you on the circumstances in which you can claim hotel compensation, holiday accident or holiday illness compensation in Lanzarote, advise you on how to pursue your compensation claim and let you know how to hire a solicitor to handle your claim.
Do you have a holiday accident claim to make for an illness or injury you experienced in Lanzarote? Legal Expert offers a free personal injury consultation to potential claimants, so call us today to get started. If you have a legitimate claim, we will let you know how much compensation you could claim and find a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim right away.
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- A Guide to Accident in Lanzarote Claims
- What to do if you have an accident or injury in Lanzarote
- Emergency contacts in Lanzarote after an accident
- Healthcare and medical treatment after an accident
- Compensation claim time limits in Lanzarote
- Package holiday compensation claims in Lanzarote
- Lanzarote compensation injury claims we can help with
- Hotel compensation claims
- Lanzarote Holiday Restaurant Illness And Food Poisoning Claims
- Slips, Trips And Falls From Balconies In Lanzarote
- Sports activity claims
- Lanzarote car accident claims
- Do I need to use a Spanish solicitor to make my personal injury claim?
- No win no fee holiday complaints and claims
- Start Your Holiday Accident Claim In Lanzarote Today
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Lanzarote, the Canary Islands, and Spain, in general, are a relatively safe place to visit. However, there are some legitimate health and safety risks to visit the Canary Islands and Lanzarote. This includes road accidents in Lanzarote, outdoor adventure sports, and watersports injuries, slip, trip and fall accidents, hotel balcony accidents and food poisoning, which are just some of the common holiday accidents in Spain. There are also common holiday-related accidents and injuries such as slips, trips and falls from slipping on a wet poolside, accidents at the beach and food poisoning. Did you know that if you are involved in an accident in Lanzarote that wasn’t your fault, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you can make a holiday accident claim in Lanzarote? What can you claim compensation for? You may be entitled to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, as well as expenses you caused by your injuries or illness, such as medical bills, the cost of medication, and additional travel expenses. If your injuries meant that you were unable to work for a period of time, you can also sue for loss of income. Your ruined holiday complaint may also be accounted for in your final settlement. Legal Expert can provide you with an expert holiday compensation solicitor, who can help you claim compensation for your injuries. We can provide you with a solicitor based in Britain, who can help you make your claim in Lanzarote and if you so wish, can provide you with a no win no fee service.
This guide to holiday accident claims in Lanzarote will cover common causes of Lanzarote accidents, including Lanzarote traffic accidents, Lanzarote airport accidents, and other common holiday accidents. We will advise you on what to do if you are injured in Lanzarote. You will also be able to find useful contact details that can help you if you experience an accident in Lanzarote, including emergency services contact numbers, and the contact details for the British Consulate in Gran Canaria.
Please be aware that the advice below is for the purposes of claiming holiday accident or holiday illness compensation only. If you are seriously injured or ill, then, of course, you should seek appropriate medical treatment as a first priority. If you are injured on holiday, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim holiday accident compensation. There are certain steps you can take when you are injured, which will support your compensation claim further down the line. Firstly you should collect the contact details of people who witnessed the accident, as they may be able to give evidence to support your claim, further down the line.
If you experience a Lanzarote accident when you are on holiday there, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries that it caused. To have the best possible case, you should collect evidence at the scene of the accident. If you are left too ill, or your injuries are too serious then a friend or family member can collect the evidence in your place. You can also photograph any visible hazards that could have caused the accident. Please include a date stamp if possible. If you are involved in a car accident in Lanzarote, or a traffic accident in Lanzarote, then you should take down the vehicle registration number of the other driver and exchange contact details with them. If the other driver does not own the vehicle they were driving then you need to take down the details of the vehicle’s owner as well.
If you are injured on holiday in Lanzarote it is also important that you report your accident to the relevant party as soon as possible, as this can serve as evidence in your compensation case. If you were injured on a package holiday you should report your injury to the tour operator. If you experience an accident in Lanzarote which makes you ill or injured you, you need to report the accident to the management and make sure they accurately record the incident in their log book. If you are the victim of violence or other illegal activity, be sure to report your accident to the police. If your injury causes you to make a travel insurance claim, you should also contact your travel insurance provider.
The phone number for the emergency services in Lanzarote is 112. You can call this number for emergency assistance from the ambulance services, fire department or police. Please note that this number is for emergency assistance only. For non-emergency medical advice, you can call 012 for general information or visit a doctor’s surgery.
The British Consulate in Gran Canaria can provide urgent diplomatic help to British nationals in Lanzarote. You can call them on +34 928 26 25 08. If you are in Britain and concerned about a British National who is in Lanzarote and in need of urgent diplomatic assistance (for example in the case of arrest, abduction, or death) you can contact the British Consulate in Gran Canaria on 020 7008 1500. Legal Expert will also provide further contact details of British Embassies and Consulates in Spain, at the end of this guide.
At the present time, the United Kingdom is part of the European Union (EU), so its citizens can use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in Spain. EHIC holders are entitled to access reduced cost or free state healthcare whilst staying in a European Economic Area (EEA) country. You can apply for your EHIC online today. You should also take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel, as that will ensure your entire holiday.
If you have experienced an accident in Lanzarote then there is a time limit in which you can make your claim.
|Circumstances of injury or illness||Time Limit for Claim|
|Claims for injury or illness on a flight to or from Spain, as well as for circumstances happening in a hotel, whilst on an activity or excursion or for a trip booked through a UK based package holiday operator||3 years|
|Illness or injury which occured on a trip or holiday which was privately booked (i.e. not booked through a holiday company).||Approximatly 1 year - this does vary.|
|Illness or injury which happened on a flight booked privately flying to or from the following|
- Barcelona-El Prat airport, Barcelona
- Palma de Mallorca airport
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, Madrid
- Certain other airports in Spain which serve international destinations
The holiday accident compensation claims time limit begins from the time your accident occurred, or you realised that you had been harmed by your accident. If you were injured on a package holiday or holiday organised by a tour operator, you have 3 years to make your claim. If you were injured on a privately organised holiday, where you found the hotel and flight yourself personally then you only have a 1-year time limit in which to make your claim. If you were injured or made ill in an accident that wasn’t your fault on a flight between Lanzarote and Britain, you have a 2-year holiday claims time limit. The same applied for if you experienced a Lanzarote airport accident.
Package holidays are a popular way for holidaymakers to save money when they go on holiday. This means that they book their flight and accommodation as part of a package through a tour operator. In some cases, they purchase an all-inclusive holiday option, which means that all their food and drink will also be provided by the hotel.
Here are some popular tour operators that provide package holidays to Lanzarote:
- Thomas Cook – 020 7557 6400
- First Choice – 0203 451 2720
- TUI – 0203 451 2688
- easyJet – 0330 365 5000
The Package Travel, Package Holiday, and Package Tour Regulations 1992 protect holidaymakers who are injured on a package holiday. They state that if a holidaymaker is injured on a package holiday to Lanzarote, or elsewhere, in an accident that isn’t their fault, that they can claim holiday accident compensation or compensation for their Lanzarote holiday illness from the tour operator. As we have discussed if you are injured on a package holiday you should report the accident to your tour operator. You will then have three years in which to begin your holiday accident claim.
Legal Expert has a good track record of winning holiday accident claims in Lanzarote. These claims include compensation for Lanzarote holiday illness and food poisoning, flight delay compensation in Lanzarote, slips, trips and falls on holiday claims, Lanzarote car accident claims, amongst others. If you have been harmed in Lanzarote due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact Legal Expert today to get started on your holiday accident claim, or holiday illness claim. Call us today to take advantage of our free legal consultation with one of our friendly advisors.
Below is a list of the types of holiday accident claims we have successfully claimed against in the past:
- Bad hotel hygiene illness
- Balcony falls
- Boats & cruises
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Collapsing furniture
- Excursion injuries
- Faulty fittings
- Faulty rental car
- Food poisoning
- Foreign transport
- Legionnaires disease / Norovirus
- Slips and trips
- Swimming pool Accident
We will now review some common accidents in Lanzarote in more detail.
You should expect high standards of health and safety to be observed in a hotel in Lanzarote, and most establishments do not disappoint. However, there are times when hotels act in a negligent way or ignore health and safety regulations, which can lead to hazards that can cause their guests to have accidents. Common hotel accidents can include slips trips and falls, which can happen by the poolside, or within the hotel lobby if guests walk water onto the floors. Gyms and staircases can also have slip trips and fall hazards if not managed properly. Hotel bars and restaurants can also transmit food poisoning infections if proper standards of health and safety are not observed. If you have been made ill or injured due to an accident that wasn’t your fault in a hotel, you could make a hotel compensation claim. Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to make a compensation claim.
Unfortunately in parts of the Canary Islands and Lanzarote the tap water is not safe to drink and can lead to E-coli poisoning. It is recommended that you drink from sealed bottles of water instead. If you were served a drink or ice cubes made with tap water, which caused you to become ill you could be entitled to compensation. You can also catch waterborne illnesses from swimming in a pool where the water has not been chlorinated properly. You could also be entitled to holiday illness compensation in Lanzarote if a hotel or restaurant kitchen served you a meal which had not been prepared according to correct standards of hygiene and gave you a food poisoning related illness. If you have experienced a Lanzarote holiday illness, which was due to the negligence of another party then you could claim holiday illness compensation in Lanzarote. Call Legal Expert to begin your claim.
Unfortunately, there have been some very serious and often fatal accidents involving holidaymakers falling from hotel balconies. Although there are often many factors at play, in some cases the safety wall or railing on the balcony has not been at least 1 metre high, as inline with EU regulations. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving a fall from a balcony, where negligence on the part of the hotel was a contributing factor, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Lanzarote is known for its unique desert landscape, which means that adventure sports like riding dune buggies, hiking and kitesurfing are all popular. Lanzarote is also known for its ocean swimming, sailing, diving and other watersports. Whilst these sports are great fun, they also carry inherent risks, which means that proper health and safety procedures have to be followed and that instructors have to be properly qualified, insured and follow correct health and safety procedures. Failure to adhere to correct standards can result in participants becoming injured. If you have been injured during an adventure sports activity in Lanzarote, which was caused by negligence on the part of the sports instructor or activity provider then you could have grounds to make a holiday injury compensation claim. Call Legal Expert today for your consultation, and one our friendly advisors will let you know if we have a legitimate claim.
Unfortunately, if you are travelling by car, or another roadworthy vehicle in Spain the risk of being involved in a road traffic accident is higher than it is in Britain. Spain has a 30% higher rate of road traffic accidents than Britain does, it’s motorways being particularly risky. Because British holidaymakers drive on the left-hand side, when Spanish road users drive on the right-hand side, they are even more vulnerable to road traffic accidents in Lanzarote and Spain. All Lanzarote car accidents and road accidents should be reported to the police and the criminal courts. We ask you to exchange details with the other driver but not to sign any documentation without prior guidance from your solicitor. If you have been involved in a road accident in Lanzarote that wasn’t your fault then Legal Expert would like to help you claim money for compensation.
It’s a common misconception to think that a holiday compensation claim means if you are claiming compensation in Lanzarote, you have to use a Spanish lawyer. If you are a resident of the United Kingdom Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor in your country that can help you make your claim for holiday illness compensation in Lanzarote or holiday accident compensation. For many claimants, this is the more convenient option. Legal Expert can provide you with a holiday accident claims solicitor that specialises in claiming holiday accident compensation in the Canary Islands, who are familiar with the local laws. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right solicitor to represent your case in your holiday accident claim. Call us today for your free consultation, and if you have a legitimate case we will proceed with your claim as soon as possible.
If you have a no win no fee holiday complaint and claim to make, Legal Expert would love to represent your case. What is a no win no fee compensation claim? This means that you the Claimant can hire a top solicitor to proceed with your compensation claim, but you will only have to pay your fee if you win your case. For many, making a no win no fee holiday complaint and a claim is a more affordable option, what’s more, it’s less stressful because there is no financial risk to you. To enquire about hiring a no win no fee solicitor to make your holiday accident claim in Lanzarote, you can call us today for your free consultation.
Popular resorts in Lanzarote
- Costa Teguise
- Playa Blanca
- Puerto Del Carmen
- Puerto Calero
Have you experienced a Lanzarote accident or Lanzarote holiday illness that was caused by someone else’s negligence? Then you could be entitled to make a Lanzarote holiday accident claim, or claim Lanzarote holiday illness compensation. If you have a legitimate claim for compensation then we would love to help you win your claim. Legal Expert to provide you with a top holiday accident solicitor to handle your claim. If you want, you can also make a no win no fee holiday complaint and claim. Call Legal Expert today to receive free advice about making your claim. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to see how much you could claim. If we think you have a valid claim, we’ll get started.
NHS Guide to healthcare in Spain
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British Consulates in the Canary Islands
British Consulate – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Calle Luis Morote 6-3º
35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Tel: +34 928 26 25 08
British Consulate – Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º
38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel: +34 928 26 25 08