Help when you've had an accident abroad

If you, or a family member, have had an accident whilst abroad, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Our specialist travel and foreign claims team can help you to understand what you are entitled to claim in compensation.

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Help with a wide range of claims

Whatever injury you may have experienced whilst abroad, our team is here to help you.

Travel and foreign claims encompasses a wide variety of accident and personal injury claims. For example, you may have experienced a car accident overseas resulting in a complex brain injury or fractures, or you may have suffered an injury whilst staying at a hotel or private accommodation abroad. It is possible to claim for accidents that occurred both within Europe, and internationally; across the United States, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Australia.

International personal injury claims can be brought when you return home, often in England & Wales. However, in some cases it may be appropriate to bring your claim overseas and we can advise you at the outset and ensure you are aware of your rights. We will explain how and where you can bring your claim and advise you on the differences between claims brought at home and abroad.

Things to consider about making a claim for an accident abroad

The country you were visiting will doubtless have different laws and procedures to the UK, however this does not prevent you from making a claim. We have helped many clients bring successful claims in the past so are able to explain what is involved, whilst dealing with the legal complexities on your behalf.

Different time limits on bringing a claim may affect your case though. It is therefore important that you get in touch as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation for you to find out more and ensure you remain entitled to claim compensation.

If you booked your claim through a tour operator or a package holiday provider you can often bring a claim against them directly. This is the same whether you had the accident at a hotel, onboard an aircraft, during an airport transfer, or whilst on an excursion booked as part of the holiday.

What if you did not take out travel insurance, can you still claim compensation?

Taking out travel insurance is not a requirement for you to bring a claim. We often help those injured abroad where they do not have a travel insurance policy and can offer ‘no win no fee’ agreements to individuals where appropriate.

If you do have travel insurance though, you may have encountered difficulties bringing a claim through your insurance policy. For example you may not have the correct level of cover, or may be unhappy with the service from your travel insurer’s recommended solicitors. We will be happy to discuss your options with you, without any obligation for you to proceed in instructing us.

Making a claim with us

Our specialist Personal Injury team has the necessary experience and connections with overseas lawyers, experts and translators to help guide you through the process. We also have foreign language speakers within the team and specialise in dealing with very serious and complex accidents, so you can be certain that your claim will be handled professionally and with sensitivity.

“We have been very happy with the service provided and would have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends/family”

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The amount of compensation you might be able to claim will depend on your circumstances. Where you have an accident while on holiday it may be possible to recover some, if not all, of the cost of the trip and travel, as well as the loss of enjoyment you and your family experienced.

However we will always try to help you obtain interim payments where appropriate. This ensures you can pay for treatment, equipment and other items you may need to help your recovery while the claim is ongoing.

We can assess your claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and review any insurance policies you may have which could assist with your legal expenses. We do not ask for any money up front and you will only have to pay if you are successful.

If you would like to speak to our team, please contact us on

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