Accident During Travel Compensation Claims

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Accident During Travel Compensation Claims

Had a recent trip away ruined by an injury caused by an accident during travel? You may be able to make a holiday claim for compensation.

Some people are unfortunate enough to sustain an injury before they even reach their holiday destination. You might have become injured during your journey because of violent turbulence or have been burnt by scalding liquid spilt by staff serving from the drinks trolley. Alternatively, you might have become injured as you board or disembark a plane, train or ferry.

If your accident during travel occurred on a plane, there are laws in place that allow you to claim compensation. If you can show that mistakes made by airline staff caused your injury, you could claim for holiday compensation.

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Injury compensation amounts for an accident during travel

Compensation amounts for an accident during travel can vary a great deal.  The value of your holiday claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and how they have affected your ability to work and your quality of life. In addition to claiming for your injury, you may also be able to recover any costs you have incurred. These might include things like loss of earnings or travel expenses.

There are lots of different injury types that you could also suffer from while also from while on holiday:

  • Food poisoning 
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Brusing
  • Lacerations

You could experience any of the injuries listed above or you could have experienced one that is not listed.

It is is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible as there are different time limits to bring a claim depending on where the accident occurred ie, on a boat under the Athens convention you only have 2 years to bring a claim and likewise on a plane or boarding a flight it is 2 years under the Montreal convention and not the usual 3 years under UK Law.

How Much Compensation?

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.

Special Damages

In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed.

Contact First Personal Injury today to start claim

If you would like to claim accident during travel holiday compensation, the solicitors at First Personal Injury are here to help. For over 20 years, we have secured clients the compensation they are entitled to on a no win, no fee basis. Our friendly team will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the holiday accident claims process.