The amount of compensation you may be entitled to in the event of a holiday that has been ruined by illness or an injury suffered on holiday will depend on a number of factors including:
For typical examples of compensation pay outs we suggest that you read the case studies which can be found on this website.
If you would like to be advised about the value of a compensation claim for a holiday that has been ruined by illness or injury, we suggest you to call us today for a free telephone consultation. This area of law can be complex and we can put everything into simple terms for you.
This is the most common question that our travel lawyers are confronted with in the event of a ruined holiday due to illness or injury. The answer to this question is usually yes when half the holiday has been affected - but calculating compensation for a ruined holiday is not straight forward.
When determining how much compensation you may be entitled to, the law permits consumers to claim compensation under the following areas of loss:
Remember that you may also be able to claim compensation for the accident or injury if you are still suffering when you arrive back in the UK. You may also be able to claim compensation for lost earnings if your employer has not paid you while you have been off sick.
It is our experience that representatives will typically deny responsibility for illness and injury claims. If offers are made before we are involved, they typically tend to be woefully low. Typical arguments tend to be there were no other accidents or illness of a similar nature before your arrival and you should have taken more care etc. Our lawyers, many of who have worked for larger tour operators and know their paperwork inside out, can help you get round these arguments through our considerable expertise of overseas personal injury claims. We also have the expertise that enables us to value your claims.
To make a formal personal injury claim and to prove the extent of your injury or illness and maximise your compensation, it is likely that you will need a medical report completed by person with the right expertise. By instructing us on a no-win-no-fee basis, we can provide that service together with all the negotiating, letter writing and completion of legal documents that may be required.