Holiday Accident Claims

If you have suffered on holiday due to something beyond your control and as a result of another, the lawyers at Pickering & Butters are ready to help with a caring, professional service to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible

Our core focus is on helping you return to normal, and if that means arranging care or rehabilitative treatment through our close contact network, that’s what we’ll do. We will work with you to make an accident on holiday compensation claim for your suffering, anxiety and financial losses.

You no doubt have lots of questions, such as what you can claim for, how much you can claim, who you will claim against, and how the process works. Whatever you need to know, we are here to answer all your questions and put your mind at rest.

Free initial interview for your holiday accident claim

Why not take advantage of our free initial interview? We can see you at our offices or visit you at home or in hospital at a time to suit you. We can talk through what happened, discuss the likely outcome of your claim and let you know whether you have a good chance of success.

Remember, in many cases, your right to make a claim may be subject to a strict time limit, so it is never too early to act. Call today and let us put your mind at rest.

Speak to our holiday accident claims solicitors today

For tailored legal advice on any overseas and holiday accident matter, please get in touch with our solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley.

Accident on holiday claims – key things to know

How long do you have to make an accident abroad claim?

Similar to most types of claims made in the UK, a claim for accident on holiday compensation must, in most cases, be made no more than three years from the date that you were aware of the injury and that it was a result of someone else’s negligence.

There are, however, occasions where this time limit does not apply, and you could have longer to make a claim. For example, if the claimant was under the age of 18 at the time of the injury, they have three years from the date that they turn 18 years of age (i.e until their 21st birthday) to make a holiday accident claim.

How much compensation can you get for a holiday accident?

The amount of accident on holiday compensation you could receive will depend on the circumstances behind your injury, the impact that the accident has had on your present life, and the potential impact it can have on your future.

Generally, you can claim accident on holiday compensation for the following:

  • PSLA – pain, suffering and loss of amenity because of your accident on holiday, e.g. where it is preventing you from being able to enjoy the activities you once were able to
  • Financial losses – where your injuries prevent you from being able to work
  • Expected future financial losses – where your injuries prevent you from being able to work in the future
  • Any other financial losses, e.g. modifications to your home, medical expenses, such as travel to and from appointments

During your free initial consultation, our accident abroad solicitors might be able to give you an estimated figure for the holiday accident compensation that you could receive.

How does a no win, no fee accident abroad claim work?

At Pickering & Butters, we can offer a no win, no fee agreement, otherwise known as ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. What this means is, when you start a holiday accident claim, there are no initial legal fees to pay upfront. Fees will only be due if and when you win the compensation.

In some circumstances, when you win your case, the defendant will cover some or all of your legal fees. Meaning if you do win, the legal fees due will either be reduced or fully covered.

Why choose Pickering & Butters for your holiday accident compensation claim?

Our team of Litigation and Personal Injury solicitors are headed by Partner James Wallbank, who has over 15 years’ experience working as a part of our team.

Alongside James is Managing Partner Jan Boulter who, for over 20 years, has developed expert knowledge in personal injury claims. Both are supported by solicitor Alex Medford who has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury claims.

We recognise the importance of providing top-quality legal advice and support to all of our clients. The personal service we always aim to provide includes:

  • Friendly and approachable team – we understand opening an accident on holiday claim can be a difficult decision, but our team will be there each step of the way to support you and provide a comfortable atmosphere for you
  • Honest about your chance of success – our team will always be upfront about your chances of success in securing compensation for an accident on holiday. We will never suggest pursuing a claim that we believe may be unsuccessful  
  • A clear indication of the compensation you could receive – so that you are fully informed and can make a decision regarding moving forward with the claim or not
  • No legal jargon – we will always provide advice to you clearly, so you completely understand
  • Can secure compensation without legal proceedings – our team have years of experience in securing compensation through alternative dispute resolutions
  • A free initial interview – where you can inform us of your claim, and we will provide free initial advice about the steps going forward should you wish to proceed. There is no obligation unless you wish to do so.
  • Flexible funding options including no win, no fee – we do this to ensure our legal services are available to everyone without worrying about the financial side of things

Speak to our accident on holiday claims solicitors today

If you need assistance regarding an accident on holiday claim, our solicitors can provide tailored legal advice. Please get in touch with our solicitors in Stafford and Rugeley.