Accidents Abroad

Accidents happen every day, no matter where in the world you are. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’re no less at risk of injury abroad than you would be at home. In fact, in unfamiliar surroundings the risk of an accident may be even greater. Whether it’s a motor accident, a fall or even an injury sustained as a result of crime, Injury Lawyers 4U will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Language barriers

When an accident happens in a foreign country, resolving the situation can sometimes be frustrating and confusing, particularly if there are language barriers and you are faced with unfamiliar legal and medical systems. But, that does not reduce your right to claim if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. At Injury Lawyers 4U we have the experience and expertise to help you, and have secured compensation for holidaymakers and travellers in many different countries.

What do I do if I have an accident abroad?

If you have an accident in a foreign country for which you believe another party was to blame, the first thing you should do is to inform the local police. Your first priority should be your safety, as well as the safety of those you’re travelling with. So, ensure you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Failure to do so can potentially affect your claim.

In the case of injuries sustained whilst on holiday, you should inform your tour operator, who may be better positioned to deal with any complications that may arise. It is also important to gather as much evidence as possible, so if for instance your injury was sustained as a result of a heavy fall on an uneven pavement, take photos of the pavement as proof. It is also useful to get the details of witnesses if there are any.

It’s your right to claim

Whether it’s a road accident, food poisoning from a hotel restaurant or even an injury sustained from recreational activities such as skiing or water sports, if you have suffered an illness or injury as a result of the negligence of another party, get in touch with Injury Lawyers 4U today. We are ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors who specialise in dealing with accident claims for personal injury, wherever in the world they might occur.

It can be enormously traumatic to have to deal with an accident or injury in a foreign country, but at Injury Lawyers 4U we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today on 0800 221 8888, or alternatively fill in the contact form on the right and one of our team will call you back at a time to suit you.