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Have You Had An Accident Whilst On Holiday?

Approximately 1 million people every year suffer from an injury due to an accident whilst on holiday abroad. If you or a member of your family had an accident or were injured overseas as a direct result of negligence on someone else’s behalf, then then our expert solicitors could help you get the compensation you rightly deserve.

Types Of Holiday Accidents

We know that for most people, holidays are something that you save for, work hard for and look forward to every year. We also appreciate that when something goes wrong on your trip and you are injured as a result if it, you miss out on valuable and precious days that you can’t get back

There are a multitude of various different scenarios and circumstances in which accidents can happen, but here are just a few of the most common ones we deal with:

Road Traffic Accidents, whether you were the passenger, driver or pedestrian.

Slips, trips & falls.

Injuries caused during sporting activities e.g., Skiing/water sports.

Injuries obtained during flights, transfers, ferries, etc.

Bed bugs.

Scalds and burns (e.g., from hot drinks being spilt on you).

We can also help you claim for injuries that have occurred whilst on cruise ships, planes, boats and even those sustained on the beach. Just because you don’t see your injury listed here doesn’t mean we can’t help so please don’t hesitate to contact us for free, no obligation advice on your individual case.

A lot of accidents occur as a result of participation in extreme sports. If you are planning on skiing, snowboarding, parachuting, paragliding or similar then it as advisable that you are aware of the risks ahead of time and ensure you have adequate insurance before you travel.

Can I Claim Accident Abroad Compensation?

We see various different types of injuries suffered by clients as a result of incidents or accidents that occur whilst in the hotel, hire car, during excursions or simply out shopping. In most cases they are caused by a third party, whether that be a hotel, excursion management, vehicle rental company or even an airline operator. Whoever or whatever was the root cause of your accident, we understand that being injured whilst in a foreign country must have been stressful and traumatic and we are here to help you get recompense for what you endured.

If you booked a package holiday via a tour-operator, you will be covered by special regulations and your operator should be able to assist you easily with the process of making a claim. However, if you organised the holiday yourself, booking your own flights, accommodation and transfers separately, then you will need a solicitor to help with your holiday injury compensation claim.

If you have had an accident or been hurt whilst on holiday and it was not your fault then our travel lawyers have years of experience handling accident abroad claims and will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

How Can Sarah Waddington Solicitors Help?

Our experienced, knowledgeable and trusted holiday accident claims solicitors are experts at what they do and will never take on a client if they do not feel that there is a valid case. Our holiday injury compensation services include;

Full cancellation rights

No win no fee basis

No hidden costs

Handling of the entire process on your behalf

Unlike claims agencies, we are qualified to directly issue legal proceedings to fight for your compensation if necessary.

If you have been in contact with your tour operator regarding the injury but have not received a satisfactory response then you will need to make an independent claim. This claim will be subject to the law of that country where your holiday took place and therefore, expert legal knowledge will be required.

At Sarah Waddington Solicitors, we provide our clients with the peace of mind in knowing that we will handle everything on their behalf, successfully liaising with insurance companies and negotiating with defendants to try to recover the maximum possible compensation for their claim.

What Should I Do If I Am Injured whilst On Holiday?

If you are involved in an accident whilst abroad, it is important to ensure that you report the accident to the holiday representative, the hotel, excursion manager or whoever is relevant as soon as possible. Asking for an official complaint form and getting this signed by either the hotel staff or your tour representative will act as proof that your accident occurred and will confirm the dates and location.

If you are hurt then you should seek medical treatment immediately. Be sure to keep any receipts, paperwork or documentation for medical intervention and expenses such as taxi journeys or medication. Where possible, collate as much information as you can, take photographs and ask other guests if they would be happy to provide a written witness statement for you along with their contact details. This will all aid the validity of your claim on your return home.

It is advisable to start your holiday accident claim as soon as you can after returning home. This will ensure that the details of the accident are still fresh in your mind and that you are well within the strict three-year time limit for holiday injury claims.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to find out more about holiday accident compensation claims then do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our knowledgeable, friendly team will be happy to help.

Remember, there will be no pressure from us to proceed with making a claim, we are here to answer your questions and provide a free, no obligation consultation.

A Metcalf May 2021

It’s finally over and we are out of the timeshare.

When I called in October last year and you answered the phone I was in a very bad place, having just realised I was being scammed again by J Foster Associates. You managed to calm me down and get my money back. I will not forget your calming voice that day and I will always be crateful to you for that. All the staff at Sara Waddington Solicitors have been excellent and the whole process has been smooth.

Mr B Davey

On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to say a big thank you all at Sarah Waddington Solicitors who have helped us resolve our timeshare problem, you have put our minds at ease. I will not hesitate to recommend you should anybody who has a similar problem ask me in the future. Thanks again. Best Regards Mr B J Davey, Mrs J A Davey

Mr Terrence Webb

Former owner at Fortina Spa Resort, receiving over £14,000 in compensation. - "I was much relieved to be put in touch with you and I am just too impressed for words at the professionalism of the company."

P.A. Hobson

Thank you for your letter confirming the relinquishment of my timeshare. I was very pleased to receive it. I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work, you made it very easy for me. All I had to do was be patient. So thank you very much and should anyone ask I will definitely recommend you.

Gary Semley

On a personal note today, after hearing the European Claim Centre (on the phone) call your company a 'scammer', today's conference came as further reassurance that we were absolutely with the right company. You may not realise it but your direct, and matter-of-fact 'bedside manner' left us in no doubt that we were under the care of very professional people (not that we should have needed any more reassurance).

Chris Roberton

Sarah gave excellent service and kept us informed in releasing us from Diamond Resorts points timeshare. Quite a relief to not have to pay those ever increasing maintenance fees. Thank you Sarah.

Mr and Mrs Andrews

When we got that final letter indicating that our membership with Diamond Resorts was now at an end it was such a relief. Financially it would have crippled us if we'd had to carry on paying the maintenance fees that were rising every year. When we took out our membership it was fine but everything went downhill after Diamond Resorts took over the business. It became a very expensive luxury which we could not afford and age and health became a problem. Diamond were very unhelpful when we tried to relinquish our membership and that was the reason why we turned to you for help. We would like to thank you for your help in this matter and we are more than happy with the representation and advice which you gave us.

Alan Clark

Sarah Waddington Solicitors has recently contested, and successfully won a flight compensation claim for me. I found them to be very friendly, helpful and extremely professional. The contact was minimal throughout with no hassle, and I was kept up to date with proceedings as things progressed. I received the full amount of compensation (although when I initially challenged the Airline myself they told me I wasn't entitled to anything!!) for which I am delighted. I would have no hesitation contacting Sarah Waddington again or recommending her to family, friends and colleagues.

Arman Mazlum

A first class service from an approachable yet highly professional practice. Dealt with my flight delay claim extremely swiftly and with minimal hassle. Much recommended.

Carol Walker

When the maintenance fees for our time share soared in price we decided to try and " get out of our contract" after much discussions we were told that it would be very difficult if not impossible eventually we were put in touch with Sarah and she said she could help. After many months of contact with the timeshare company Sarah was successful and our contract was cancelled. Sarah kept us informed every step of the way. So if you are looking to cancel your timeshare give Sarah a call I am sure she will give you excellent advice.

Colette Walton

When we were first told that Sarah Waddington Solicitors could terminate our contract with a points style timeshare company, we were concerned that it wasn't a legitimate claim, as we had been told by the timeshare company that it wasn't possible. However, Sarah Waddington's have managed to terminate our contract for us, for which we are very grateful. We were kept informed throughout the case, very politely and professionally. We would certainly recommend Sarah Waddington Solicitors to anyone who is having the same problems.

David Williams

I am very happy with the service and support Sarah has provide to me, in dealing with a complex case over the last 12 months. I would have no problems recommending Sarah to any of my friends. I have contacted other law firms in Leeds and found them pompous and arrogant, Sarah is not and works well those who have less or no legal knowledge. I would advise any new clients, Sarah is user friendly.

Paul Goodhall

Just received my cheque for over £600 for my Flight Delay claim which was handled by Sarah Waddington Solicitors. I had a flight delay with my family a few years ago and after coming across their website submitted my claim which was simple and stress free. They were able to get my compensation within a few months on a No Win No Fee basis, was well worth the wait and the fee and would highly recommend them to my friends and family which I have already done. The money will now go towards a much needed holiday for my family again and as much as the delay caused us to miss 3 hours of our holiday, to receive this money it goes a long way towards compensating us for the loss of the time and inconvenience. I now happily await the next 3 hour delay!!

Dr Pilkington

Thank you very much for your help on the Timeshare matter. I cannot tell you how relieved I am!

S Gerscher

It is indeed great news, my wife is highly delighted as there was the worry of anything had happened to me she would have struggled financially yo pay these fees. May I take this opportunity o thank you and your colleagues for making this possible.

Mr & Mrs Betchley

Thank you for all the work that you ad the team carried out for our Timeshare relinquishment.

Mrs & Mrs Laughton

Thanks to all the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for their expert assistance & work in bringing this Timeshare matter y a successful conclusion. I would recommend your Solicitors practice without reservation to others who may now have reached a stage in their life where circumstances are changing.

Mr & Mrs Allen

Many thank once again for all the work you have done to draw this Timeshare issue to a close. It is very much appreciated and a great relief.

Mr & Mrs Cumberauld

After seeking to free ourselves from the trauma of timeshare, pestered by organisations who wanted to “help”, but it felt like timeshare selling all over again! We then found the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors. An incredible team that communicates frequently and they successfully steered us through to our relinquishment. What a result SWS has our deepest thanks.

Mr & Mrs Sides

Thank you so much for getting me out of my Timeshare contract and getting all my money back. Please accept my very sincere thanks for all your help and hard work on my behalf. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am.

Ms G Cope-Brown. 3/06/2019

“Thank you to the team at Sarah Waddington Solicitors for getting me out of my Timeshare. We were impressed with just how quick and easy it was”.

Ms Aerts, Berkshire. 13/6/2019

“I would like to thank Sarah Waddington Solicitors for dealing with my Holiday Sickness Claim on my behalf. I have now received the compensation that I was rightfully owed and I’m very grateful for all of their help”

Mr Rowley. 13/6/2019

“On behalf of Mrs Evans & I. We both thank you so very very much, for your determination & persistence in managing to resolve our claim against, Vuelling Airlines. Lisa, you have shown so much empathy & understanding to us both in this long fought battle & I hope your superiors appreciate that your a great asset to their firm!!!You have made to over 70s very happy & we shall recommend your firm to others, who have had similar unfortunate & stressful dealing with Airline Companies regarding similar flight cancellations. We shall now book another holiday but no flights with, Vuelling Airlines!!!'”.

Mr & Mrs Scullion, 14/6/2019

“Hello to all, just received the excellent news regarding our claim against Fuelling Airlines and would like to thank you for all your hard work and perseverance regards our claim excellent result”

Mrs Evans. 14/6/2019

I would like to thank everyone at Sarah Waddington especially John Hurley for Issuing proceedings and getting me out of the contract I had with Club la Costa. It's a relief to have that weight taken off me. I would recommend this business to anyone in my situation.

Ms Vail. 19/6/2019

Thank you for your call today letting us know we are out of our Timeshare, we are both so grateful for this piece of news. At this point, we are both looking forwards to finally thinking about 'living' again after the last four years or so of feeling like we'd completely wrecked the financial lives of our children as well as our own. Thanks to the persistence and sheer hard work of Sarah Waddington Solicitors it is now dawning on us that we can move on with our lives and we are eternally grateful to them for this.

Mr & Mrs Semley, Barnsley. 24/5/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Ms Yellop. 29/7/2019

Thank you to Sarah Waddingtons for their help terminating my timeshare contract- it is a great relief to have this finalised so that my daughter does not have to be bothered with it in the future

Mr & Mrs Pask. 07/8/2019

We have today received a letter from Lena Karisson of Palm Oasis confirming our contract is cancelled. Hallelujah it has taken a lot of time and work to achieve. So thank you.

Ms Toone, Leicestershire. 28/8/2019

Thank you for getting me my compensation for my holiday sickness claim, such a relief. Please extend my thanks to Ornella and Alfie for bringing this to such a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr & Mrs Ramage 4/9/2019

We are delighted at the work carried out on our behalf, and our successful relinquishment of our timeshare by Sarah Waddington solicitors, and all so quick and pleasant. Mr Robert Adam was a joy to talk to and kept us informed throughout the process.

Mr & Mrs Jervis 10/9/2019

A big thank you to Sarah Waddington and her team for the hard work and unflappable, steady and reassuring professionalism throughout. Thanks to the team’s efforts and expertise we are finally released from our timeshare contract

Z Chaieb 21/10/2019

Richard Ricks is a knowledgeable, helpful, professional, understanding, and calm Barrister. He dealt with my case incredibly well, and got me the result I needed and wanted. I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of legal support.

T.G. & R.A. Booth. 21/10/2019

We are extremely grateful that Sarah Waddington Solicitors have managed to cancel our contract with Club la Costa. It has been like an albatross around our necks and it hasn't helped the health issues that we both have been suffering from for the last few years. It feels like a great weight has been lifted.

Mr and Mrs Byrne 27/9/2019

We have received today 27/9/2019 a letter from V C Lawson Legal Dept Diamond Resorts confirming our contract with them has been cancelled, it has taken 2 years and money to do it but we are finely FREE hooray!!!.Thank You for all the work you have done to get us and our family out of all this situation.

How Much Compensation Could I Be Owed?

The amount of compensation you could be entitled to will depend upon the severity of the injury and can range from a thousand pounds to over a million.

If your injury also led to extra expenses then you could be entitled to ‘special damages’. This includes things like:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss or damage of possessions
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Ongoing care and rehabilitation


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