Holiday Accident Claims In Thailand – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Personal Injury?
If you were injured in an accident in Thailand that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Thailand worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Thailand is one of South East Asia’s most popular tourist destinations. In fact every year, over 1 million British people go on holiday to Thailand and most of these visits are enjoyable and trouble free. However, some visitors are injured on holiday. If you experienced an accident in Thailand that was not your fault that resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Thailand for compensation. Your accident abroad compensation or holiday sickness compensation payout could include compensation for your pain and suffering loss of enjoyment and compensate you for any expenses you suffered as a result of your injuries, such as medical expenses. Many of our clients receive tens of thousands of pounds in compensation, so holiday accident claims are always worth pursuing.
Trust Legal Expert to help you make a personal injury claims in Thailand. We are a well respected British personal injury solicitor’s firm that provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who can help you claim accident abroad compensation, for injuries or an illness you experienced in Thailand. We offer all potential clients a free personal injury claims consultation, so call today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to one of our informed advisors. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who specialises in holiday accident claims in Thailand. We will also estimate how much accident abroad compensation or holiday sickness compensation you could be entitled to. Call Legal Expert today, or fill out our online claims form, to get started
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- A guide to Thailand holiday compensation claims
- What steps should you take to make a personal injury claim in Thailand?
- Contacting emergency services in Thailand
- Medical treatment after injury or illness in Thailand
- Time limits for personal injury claims in Thailand
- Thailand package holiday accident and injury claims
- Different types of Thailand holiday compensation claims we can help with
- Thailand hotel accident and injury claims
- Claim compensation for food poisoning in Thailand
- Slip trip holiday injuries in Thailand
- Accidents on boat tours and other excursions in Thailand
- Water sports accidents and injuries in Thailand
- Road traffic accidents in Thailand
- Can I use a UK based solicitor or lawyer?
- No win no fee personal injury claim in Thailand
- Start your claim
- Useful links
It’s not hard to see why holidaymakers flock to Thailand, enjoying sightseeing and the unique culture of Bangkok, the beach resorts of Phuket and the buzzing nightlife of Ko Samui. Whilst the majority of trips visits to Thailand are trouble free, accidents do happen, especially where proper standards of health and safety have been neglected. If you experienced an accident in Thailand, due to health and safety laws not being followed, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Thailand for compensation.
Legal Expert have created this Thailand holiday compensation guide for anyone wishing to make a personal injury claim in Thailand. We will advise you on what to do if you experience an accident in Thailand, what sort of accidents can happen to holidaymakers in Thailand and how to find the right personal injury solicitor to help you make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Remember, if you wish to claim accident abroad compensation for an accident you experienced in Thailand, call Legal Expert today to begin your claim.
You could be entitled to claim holiday accident compensation if you were injured or made ill on a holiday to Thailand, in an accident that was not your fault. Below are the relevant steps you should take if you are injured on holiday in Thailand to strengthen your holiday accident claim.
Before we start, please be aware that the advice below is legal advice, not medical advice. It goes without saying that if you are made ill, or injured on holiday in Thailand, you should seek appropriate medical care as soon as possible, especially if you are seriously injured.
What should you do if you have a holiday accident in Thailand?
If you experienced an injury abroad, what should you do? Firstly of all if you are injured on a package holiday to Thailand, you should report your accident to your tour operator. If you are injured in an establishment such as a restaurant, hotel or night club you should report your accident to the management and make sure that they record the accident in their accident log book. If you are injured due to violent or illegal activity, please make sure that you report the accident to the local police.
It is important to gather as much evidence as you can of the accident taking place at the time of your accident. This can support your claim for accident abroad compensation later on. If you are seriously injured, a friend or family member can claim the compensation for you.
What should you do to gather evidence of your accident?
- Take photographs of the hazard that caused your accident. This includes the hazard that caused you to have the accident, if it is visible. If possible include a date stamp.
- Gather witness contact details, they may be able to give evidence to support your claim later on.
- If you are injured in a road traffic accident in Thailand, or a car accident in Thailand what should you do? Exchange contact details with the other driver and take down their vehicle registration number. Be sure to take the contact details of the vehicle’s owner, if the other driver is not the owner of the vehicle.
Please keep receipts of any sort of expenses you experience as a result of your accident in Thailand, such as medical or travel expenses. You may be able to claim these expenses back as part of your settlement and they could also serve as evidence to support your holiday accident claim.
Here are some phone numbers that you can use if you require the emergency services in Thailand. Please note that these numbers are for emergencies only.
- Mobile Police 191
- Fire Brigades 199
- Tourist Police 1155
- Police General Hospital 0 2207 6000
- Tourist Service Centre 1672
- Highway Police 1193, 0 2354 6007
The British Embassy in Thailand is located in Bangkok. The British Embassy can provide urgent diplomatic assistance incase of emergency situations such as a member of your party dying, arrest or an attack. If you are in Thailand, the number for the British Embassy is +66(0)2 305 8333. If you are in the UK require help for a British national in Thailand, the number is 020 7008 1500.
British Embassy Bangkok
14 Wireless Road
Telephone: +66 (0) 2 305 8333
If you are planning to travel to Thailand, be sure to take out fully comprehensive medical insurance before you travel. Some hospital and doctors surgeries will not treat you if you cannot pay upfront. So make sure you pay on the day, then claim an insurance rebate at a later date. You need immunisations against certain diseases when you visit certain regions of Thailand. For visiting some areas of Thailand it is also advisable that you take anti-Malarial medication. This NHS Malaria Map has more information about which area of Thailand are at risk from Malaria.
Unlike in Europe and Great Britain, in Thailand the statute of limitations is only for one year. This means that if you wish to make a personal injury claim in Thailand for an accident you experienced when travelling there, you will only have a year since your accident took place, or you realised that you had been injured in Thailand (for example if you did not receive an immediate diagnosis).
|Type of claim||Time in which to claim (limit)|
|Package holiday which was taken with a British/ UK company||3 year limit|
|Cruise ship or other accidents at sea.||2 year limit (from the date of your cruise).|
|Personal injury claims made in Thailand under Thai law.||1 year|
If you were injured in Thailand, or made ill in Thailand in the last year, call Legal Expert now to see if you could be entitled to make your claim.
If you are injured or made ill on a package holiday in Thailand, due to an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Make sure you report your accident on holiday to the tour operator, and they record it accurately in their accident log book. Some of the most popular tour operators that provide package holidays to Thailand include: Kuoni, Thomas Cook, Tui, Jet2 Holidays, Freedom Asia, Virgin Holidays and LastMinue.com.
You can read more about the current regulations around the duty of care package holiday firms have to travellers here .
Although most establishments such as hotels, restaurants and shops are managed to a high standard in Thailand,accidents can happen. If the establishment neglects their duty of care towards their customers and ignores a health and safety hazard that results in a customer becoming injured or ill then they may have to pay compensation. We will now look at the sorts of personal injury claims in Thailand that our customers have experienced, below.
Although most hotels in Thailand are well managed, accidents can occur if proper standards of health and safety have not been upheld. For example, accidents can happen in and around the pool. Water that has not been properly treated with chlorine can make guests ill. Also, accidents can occur if there is not a lifeguard present to uphold the rules of the pool. Other common accidents in hotels in Thailand can include slip, trip and fall accidents, or accidents on the hotel’s gym equipment, if there are not proper instructions available on how to use it.
If you were injured on holiday in Thailand in a hotel, then you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation by making a personal injury claims in Thailand. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
If you have eaten food that has been improperly prepared at a hotel, restaurant or bar in Thailand then you could become ill with food poisoning. What’s more, the tap water in Thailand is not safe to drink, so it is recommended that visitors stick to drinking bottled water only. If you were given a drink that was prepared with tap water then this could also lead to you contracting food poisoning. If you contracted food poisoning on holiday in Thailand, due to negligence on the part of a third party then you could be entitled to claim for holiday sickness compensation.
Call Legal Expert today, to enquire about claiming holiday sickness compensation.
Many slip, trip and fall holiday injuries in Thailand happen because of spilled liquids, foods or other items that are not cleaned up properly. This is often worsened in hotels that have marble or granite flooring, which becomes especially slippery when wet. Other causes of slips, trips and falls can be obstructions on the floor, such as loose floorboards, or nails sticking out.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident on holiday then you could be entitled to claim accident abroad compensation.
Taking boat tours, or excursions on land are popular things to do when visiting Thailand. The country is known for its unique landscape and history. Boat tours of islands, river tours, or excursions to temples and elephant parks are popular with holidaymakers. As long as proper standards of health and safety are upheld, these sorts of day trips should be perfectly safe. If you were injured on a boat tour or excursion, because the tour organiser neglected their duty of care towards you as a customer then you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Thailand.
Call Legal Expert today to enquire about claiming accident abroad compensation for an injury you sustained on a boat tour or another excursion.
Tourists Thailand to enjoy the country’s beautiful beaches and a variety of water sports. Watersports providers have a duty of care to ensure that proper safety precautions are followed. You should make sure that your instructor has proper certifications from a recognised body (especially when diving or snorkelling) and that your insurance will cover you for water sports and adventure sports. If negligence on the part of the instructor or water sports activity provider caused you to become injured on holiday playing water sports, in Thailand due to negligence on the part of your activity provider, you could be entitled to claim accident abroad compensation.
Unfortunately Thailand’s roads are notoriously unsafe and road traffic accidents in Thailand and car accidents in Thailand are common. In fact, according to the World Health Organisation Thailand has the second highest number of road accident deaths each per year, 24,000 a year in fact. 49% of road users who are killed, are more vulnerable road users such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. If you are involved in a car accident in Thailand or a road traffic accident in Thailand which was not your fault, you may be able to claim road accident compensation from the other driver’s insurance. A personal injury solicitor from Legal Expert can help you make your holiday accident claim in Thailand.
Many of our clients ask us, “Do I need to use a personal injury solicitor in Thailand to make my claim?” If you are a British resident who was injured while travelling to Thailand in an accident that was not your fault, Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor that is based in Britain with the right expertise to represent your personal injury claim in Thailand. It will be easier to meet your solicitor in person and there won’t be a language gap to worry about. Trust a top solicitor from Legal Expert to represent you in your holiday accident claim in Thailand.
Legal Expert offers all of our clients the option to use a no win no fee solicitor? Making a no win no fee claim means that your solicitor will offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fees if you win your holiday accident claim in Thailand, out of the settlement you are awarded. If you do not win your holiday accident claim, or claim for holiday sickness compensation then you won’t have to pay your solicitor’s fees, so there is no financial risk to you.
If you are interested in making a no win no fee claim read our online guide, or call Legal Expert’s today, to discuss hiring a no win no fee solicitor.
Largest Cities In Thailand By Population
- Bangkok, 5,782,159
- Nonthaburi, 270,609
- Nakhon Ratchasima, 174,332
- Chiang Mai, 174,235
- Hat Yai, 157,467
- Udon Thani, 155,339
- Pak Kret, 152,881
- Chaophraya Surasak, 132,172
- Khon Kaen, 129,581
- Ubon Ratchathani, 105,081
If the situations discussed in this Thailand holiday compensation guide sound familiar to you, and you have been injured in an accident on holiday in Thailand that was not your fault, then you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Thailand for compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you have legitimate reasons to make your holiday accident claim. One of our knowledgeable advisors will be able to let you know if you are entitled to claim accident abroad compensation and how much you can claim. We will then provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor, to handle your personal injury claim in Thailand. Call us today to see how much you could claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
British Embassy Bangkok
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Telephone: +66 (0) 2 305 8333
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