Illness Abroad Claims
Being unwell far from the support of your family and the familiarity of home can make illness abroad even worse than it should be. It doesn’t matter whether you’re on a package holiday, travelling independently, or overseas for work or another reason, you are still protected by UK law when you fall sick due to another party’s negligence.
Falling ill abroad can mean more than simply having your holiday ruined. It can leave you stranded far from home with unexpected medical bills and facing the additional expense of returning to the UK.
What is an Illness Abroad Claim?
A compensation claim for an illness abroad may be valid if there is sufficient evidence to indicate the sickness resulted from a mistake or negligence. This may be obvious, such as a mass outbreak of food poisoning in a hotel complex, but other times your travel lawyer will have to investigate further to collect evidence to demonstrate whether another party was responsible.
Illness abroad claims can involve:
- Legionnaire’s Disease
These illnesses can be spread through poor cleaning and hygiene standards and procedures in kitchens, bathrooms, pools, or water supplies. Thankfully, most people who suffer illness abroad recover in a matter of days. However some victims, including the elderly, young, and those with existing health issues – are more vulnerable to serious side effects and may require hospital treatment. In a very small number of instances, falling ill abroad can be fatal.
You should always seek medical advice if you fall ill abroad, and report the sickness to your hotel or tour operator so there is a record should you decide to pursue a claim for compensation.
Compensation Claims for Illness Abroad
If you want to seek compensation for illness abroad, The Compensation Experts can help. We have expert advisors to talk to you about your illness and the effect it has had on your life. You may have had unexpected costs related to your sickness like paying extra for a flight to get home, accessing private medical care, or losing income through being unable to work. All of these will be taken into account when your compensation is calculated.
We work with a select group of the UK’s leading personal injury solicitors and will introduce you to the one with the most relevant experience to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation. The law around different types of personal injury claims can vary so it is important that you have one who is an expert in illness abroad claims, rather than one who specialises in, for example, accidents at work.
Having The Compensation Experts on your side should give you the confidence you need to take the next step. We offer a No Win No Fee* agreement to take away the financial risk associated with making a compensation claim, removing the need to pay legal fees upfront with no guarantee of a positive outcome. If your claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay a penny in legal fees.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.