How much compensation can I claim for injury in Majorca
Holiday Accident Claims In Majorca
Majorca (also spelled Mallorca) is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The island is known for its beautiful its beautiful beaches, coves and warm Mediterranean climate. It also has a fascinating history, with ruins from the Roman and Moorish empires being top sights to see. Official Balearic Government statistics state that Menorca welcomed nearly 9 million tourists to their shores in 2015, 3.1 million were British or Northern Irish, making us the second largest group to visit the Majorca, outside Germany. Between 2015 and 2016 there was also an 11% increase of British holidaymakers visiting Spain. One of the main reasoned sighted was that Spain was seen as a safer destination than some Eastern Mediterranean and North African countries like Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey, due to recent terrorist incidents and political unrest that they have suffered.
Spain is considered a safe holiday destination. But holidaymakers do make holiday accident claims in Majorca, for injuries or illnesses they suffer on holiday. Some injuries holidaymakers claim compensation for include: Majorca pool accidents, Majorca cliff accidents, holiday illness claims in Majorca, and road traffic accidents in Majorca. If you are involved in an accident abroad in Majorca, you can claim compensation for your injuries if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party. You can also claim holiday sickness compensation in Majorca if you were made ill due to negligence on holiday in Majorca you can also claim holiday sickness compensation in Majorca. If you need to make a holiday accident claim in Mallorca, trust Legal Expert to help you make your claim. We can provide you with an excellent holiday compensation lawyer based in the UK, familiar with personal injury law in Spain. Your claim could be worth tens of thousands of pounds, so
Balearic Islands holiday compensation claims can be worth tens of thousands of pounds, or even more, so is well worth pursuing your claim for compensation. If you think you have a valid claim, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 or fill out our online claims form to receive your free legal consultation with one of our friendly advisors. If you have a legitimate claim for compensation, we will begin with your claim right away. Balearic Islands holiday compensation claims can be worth tens of thousands of pounds, or even more, so is well worth pursuing your claim for compensation.
Legal Expert can help you claim compensation for injuries and illnesses suffered in Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza. we have created this holiday accident claims guide with people who have been injured on holiday in Majorca in mind. If you have had an accident abroad elsewhere, we can also help you claim compensation for your injury. Contact us now to get started with your claim.
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- A Guide to Accident Claims In Majorca
- What to do if you have an accident or injury in Majorca
- Emergency contacts in Majorca after an accident
- Healthcare and medical treatment after an accident in Majorca
- Compensation Time Limits In Majorca
- Package holiday injury claims in Majorca
- Majorca injury claims we can help with
- Hotel accident and illness claims
- Compensation for accidents, injury and Illness at unprepared hotels
- Holiday Sickness Claims Majorca
- Slips, Trips And Falls From Balconies In Majorca
- Sports Activity Claims
- Road Traffic Accidents In Majorca
- Do I Need To Use A Spanish Solicitor For My Claim?
- No Win No Fee Travel Claims
- Start Your Holiday Accident Claim In Majorca Today
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Although Majorca is a relatively safe destination to visit, there are some common health and safety risks. Road traffic and car accidents in Majorca, the threat of falling from a balcony and the cliffs of one of Majorca picturesque coves all pose a risk to holidaymakers, amongst other hazards. Before you travel to Majorca or any other holiday destination you should make sure you buy comprehensive travel insurance.
In this guide, we are going to cover: what you should do if you have an accident in Majorca, how to claim compensation, how to find the right solicitor and some useful contact details. If you find yourself in need of urgent diplomatic assistance in Majorca, for example, if you are attacked, arrested or a member of your party has died, then you can contact the British Consulate in Palma de Mallorca for help.
If you experience an injury or illness in Majorca, Menorca & Ibiza, due to an accident which was caused by the negligence of another party, you could make a Balearic islands compensation claim. You can follow these steps to make your holiday personal injury claim as efficiently as possible. Before we begin to advise you, we must state that if you are made seriously ill, or become seriously injured then you should seek the appropriate medical care. The advice below is legal advice, which does not take into account the injuries you say have suffered.
If you take these steps after you have experienced your accident, it will support your holiday illness or accident claim in Majorca. After you are injured you should report your accident to the management of the establishment where you were injured, or if you were on a package holiday, report it to your tour operator. Make sure the accident is recorded accurately in the establishment and/or tour operator’s log book. Other parties you should report your accident to are your travel insurance provider and if you are injured due to illegal activity or you are attacked, you should report your accident to the local police department.
If you are involved in a car or road traffic accident Majorca be sure to take the following steps: exchange contact details with the other driver, record their vehicle registration number and if the driver of the other vehicle is not it’s owner, take down the vehicle owner’s contact details.
If you are injured abroad, in Majorca or elsewhere you should gather as much evidence as possible to support your case at the scene of your accident. This will help your holiday compensation solicitor gather evidence to support your holiday accident claim in Mallorca. What steps can you take to gather evidence? You can collect the contact details people who witnessed the accident, who may be able to give evidence to support your case later. Keep the receipts of any expenses or medical treatment you had to undergo as a result of your accident. Not only may this serve as evidence to support your claim, but you may also be able to claim expenses as part of your final compensation settlement. Finally, take as many photos as you can of the hazard which caused you to have your accident with a date stamp.
In the event of an accident in Majorca, you can call these numbers for help.
- Emergency services (ambulance, fire brigade, police) – 112
- Maritime distress signal, Sea rescue (Salvamento marítimo) – 900-202 202
In a non-emergency situation, you can contact the following public services:
- Policia Nacional (Policía nacional) – 091
- Local police (Policía municipal) – 092
- Guardia Civil – 062
- Ambulance, emergency service (Ambulancia) – 061
- Red Cross, Ambulance +34 971-202 222
- Island Fire Department – 085
- Fire department Palma – 080
For an injury or illness that is not an emergency, go to the local doctor’s surgery or medical centre, rather than calling an ambulance. If you have experienced an illness or injury in Majorca, which was due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help. Trust a top holiday compensation solicitor from Legal Expert to represent you in your holiday illness claim Majorca, or accident claim and win you the compensation settlement you are entitled to.
At the present time, the United Kingdom is part of the European Union but is due to leave in the near future. While the United Kingdom remains in the EU, its citizens are entitled to use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to gain free or reduced cost access to state healthcare in European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Apply for your EHIC online here. Whilst an EHIC card is a great benefit to have, please be aware that it doesn’t compensate for comprehensive travel insurance. We recommend you take out full comprehensive travel insurance before you travel.
If you become injured or ill in Majorca, due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, how long do you have to claim holiday illness compensation in Majorca?
|Circumstances of injury or illness||Time Limit for Claim|
|Claims for illness or injury on flights going to or coming from Spain. Also for incidents 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 occurred on a privately booked holiday or trip (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
You can make a personal injury compensation claim in Spain, within 3 years of your accident or realising you had been harmed by your accident in your were injured on a package holiday. If you did not use a tour operator but were injured on a privately booked holiday, you will only have one year to begin your claim. You will have 2 years from the incident taking place, or becoming injured, in which to claim personal injury compensation in Spain if you were injured on your flight to or from Majorca, from the United Kingdom.
You are legally entitled to claim compensation for a package holiday accident if someone else was responsible for your accident and it led to you becoming injured or ill. This is supported by the Package Travel, Package Holiday, and Package Tour Regulations 1992. If you are injured on a package holiday to Majorca, the first step that you should take is report your accident to the tour operator that you booked your holiday through. Then you should seek Holiday Sickness Compensation in Majorca, or holiday accident compensation in Majorca. Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor to help you make your personal injury claim abroad. Remember that your personal injury solicitor can only help you if you begin your claim within 3 years of having your accident, as there is a 3-year time limit on package holiday accident claims in Spain and Majorca.
Legal Expert handle all sorts of holiday accident claims in Majorca, including claims for holiday illness in Majorca, Majorca pool accidents, Majorca cliff accidents, food poisoning claims, slip, trip and fall claims, compensation claims for falls from balconies and Balearic Islands holiday compensation claims.
Here are some of the injury and illness in Majorca, Menorca & Ibiza compensation claims that Legal Expert has successfully handled:
- 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
If you have experienced an accident or illness in Majorca caused by an accident that was not your fault, you can claim holiday accident compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free legal consultation about making a holiday accident claim in Majorca.
Most hotels in Majorca are run to a high standard. However, if the hotel if mismanaged or ignores potential hazards, this can put guests at risk of injury. Swimming pool accidents can happen in Majorca if the pool is not attended by a lifeguard or health and safety regulations are not followed. Guests can also contract illnesses from a swimming pool if the water is not treated with chlorine. Other common accidents in hotels can include accidents in the gym area, slip, trip and fall accidents from wet or uneven floors, and accidents on the stairs. Hotel balcony accidents are sadly common in Spain, many of which are fatal. Although some victims of balcony accidents are under the influence of drugs and alcohol when the accident occurs or acting irresponsibly (for example, trying to jump from one balcony to another), other accidents occur because hotel balcony walls are below the recommended height. If you or someone close to you suffered an injury or illness due to an accident in a hotel in Majorca, which was caused by negligence on the part of the hotel, then you could make a hotel accident claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about making your compensation claim.
Many hotels in Spain and the Balearic islands are expanding, to accommodate increased numbers of holidaymakers coming each year. many hotels have expanded to accommodate more guests. Unfortunately if the hotel building or renovation work isn’t completed by the time that guests start arriving for the peak holiday season. This can create hazards that can hurt guests by falling on them, slip, trip and fall hazards, or other serious hazards. If you have been involved in a hotel accident in Majorca that wasn’t your fault caused by unfinished building work you could claim compensation for the injuries it caused. Call Legal Expert today to claim your compensation.
You could be liable to make a successful holiday sickness claim in Majorca for compensation if you have been made ill due to food poisoning or another unnecessary accident in Majorca. What are common forms Menorca, Ibiza or Majorca holiday illnesses? Unfortunately, the tap water on the Balearic Islands is not safe to drink. Drinking tap water or ice made with tap water that led in a restaurant or bar can cause you to become ill. If you were unknowingly served unsafe water in Majorca which made you ill as a result, then you could sue for holiday illness compensation in Majorca. Food that has not been properly prepared in a restaurant following proper health and safety regulations, can also make you ill. To claim holiday illness compensation in Majorca, call Legal Expert today and we’ll be happy to help.
As we have already mentioned, in Spain and the Balearic Islands there have been some very serious accidents involving holidaymakers falling from hotel balconies. In some cases, the holidaymaker has been killed by a slip, trip, and fall claim from a balcony. Sadly the influence of drugs and alcohol has been a factor in hotel guests falling from balconies. Victims or victims families have successfully claimed compensation from hotels and resorts if the hotel balconies did not have a safety railing or wall which is at least 1 meter high, as EU regulations state it should be. If you or someone close to you has been the victim of a slip, trip or fall from a Balcony in Majorca you could make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today for your free Legal Consultation and if you have a legitimate claim for compensation we will provide you with an excellent holiday compensation solicitor to handle your claim.
Many holidaymakers visit Majorca to partake in watersports, including sailing, waterskiing, and diving. There are strong undercurrents around the Balearic Islands, and beach lifeguards will put up flags to show when it isn’t safe to go out into the water. Hiking and walking tours are popular are also popular in Majorca. Unfortunately cliff accidents in Majorca can occur if organised hikes or other adventure sports are not handled correctly by instructors. Although all sporting activities carry inherent risks, adventure sports providers can contribute to accidents by acting negligently. This includes: instructors not being properly qualified, or following proper health and safety procedures. If you have been injured during an adventure sports or water sports activity in Majorca due to the activity provider or the instructor acting negligently, you could sue for personal injury compensation in Spain. Call Legal Expert today for free today.
With Spain having a rate of road traffic accidents that is 30% higher than Great Britain’s, there is sadly a risk of being injured on holiday in Spain. The country’s motorway system is particularly dangerous. British tourists are particularly vulnerable to road traffic accidents in Spain because they drive on the left-hand side of the road. What’s more, Spain’s motorway system is known for being particularly dangerous. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Majorca, which was not your fault, Legal Expert can help you claim compensation for your accident abroad. Call Legal Expert now for your free holiday compensation consultation. If you have a legitimate claim, we will provide you with a top personal injury solicitor to can handle your holiday accident claim in Mallorca.
Many people think that if you have an accident abroad, you have to use a solicitor in that country to that make your holiday accident claim. You can actually claim personal injury compensation in Spain, using a solicitor that is based within the UK. Trust a top holiday compensation solicitor from Legal Expert, who is familiar with personal injury law in Spain to help you claim compensation for an injury or illness in Majorca, Menorca or Ibiza. Call us today for your free consultation and to make your holiday accident claim.
Have you thought about making a no win no fee travel claim for your holiday accident in Majorca? What is a no win no fee claim? It means that your holiday accident solicitor will offer you the option of paying your solicitor’s fee out of your final compensation, which means there is no upfront or ongoing fee. For many claimants, this is the more affordable option, and there is no financial risk as you will only have to pay your fee if you win. What’s more, you will receive the same service from you holiday accident claims solicitor.
To enquire about using a no win no fee solicitor to make a holiday sickness or injury claim in Majorca contact Legal Expert’s friendly advisors today.
Largest Municipalities In Majorca By Population
- Palma 325.000 inhabitants
- Manacor 28.000 inhabitants
- Inca 23.000 inhabitants
Do you need to make a holiday accident claim in Majorca for injuries you experienced on holiday? Then put your trust in Legal Expert to provide you with the right holiday compensation solicitor to win your claim. Whether you have experienced an incident of food poisoning, an accident in a restaurant or hotel, a slip, trip and fall accident, or an adventure sports accident – if the accident was not your fault we can help you claim for the compensation you are owed. Depending on the severity of your injuries you could receive a personal injury settlement worth tens of thousands of pounds, so pursue your compensation claim in Majorca with Legal Expert today. Call us today or fill out our online claims form for your free holiday accident claims consultation. Our friendly advisors are looking forward to hearing from you.
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British Embassy Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
Tel: +34 917 14 64 00
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm
British Consulate – Palma de Mallorca (serving both Majorca and Menorca)
British Consulate Palma de Mallorca
Carrer Convent dels Caputxins, 4
Edificio Orisba B 4ºD
07002 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: +34 93 366 6200