Accidents Abroad Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident whilst you were abroad, regardless of whether you are away on holiday or on business, then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. Whilst money may not be able to fully compensate you for your suffering it can go some way to help you towards recovery, not least because getting injured abroad is likely to be far more stressful than at home due to the cultural and language issues that you may encounter.
Claim Compensation in Cardiff for Accidents Outside the UK
You can make a claim for an accident abroad with the assistance of a personal injury claims Cardiff solicitor** provided that the accident that resulted in the injury was not your fault. The most common accidents abroad include: food poisoning, road traffic accidents and accidents whilst taking part in sports. Accidents can also take place whilst in the air, at the airport or at sea and there are special laws for accidents in airports or whilst on an airplane which are set out in the Montreal Convention and the Athens Convention.
The more serious the injury the more compensation you will be entitled to claim. In addition you can also make a claim for consequential loss, which is any loss that has come as a direct result of the accident including: medical expenses, travel expenses and loss of income if you are unable to return to work. The compensation will usually be paid out by the negligent party and in many cases, especially if your are on a packaged holiday, the tour operator will be responsible for this and will, by law, have insurance in place to cover the cost.
Make a Claim for Accidents Abroad
With most types of personal injury compensation claims a claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident, however, if you are making a claim under the Montreal Convention or the Athens Convention then you must ensure that you file your claim within two years. The time limits for bringing such claims are strict and therefore you should not delay in speaking to a personal injury claims Cardiff solicitor** who will be able to advise you further.
Contact our Expert Accident Abroad solicitors Cardiff
If you have suffered an accident abroad, our Accident Lawyers Cardiff can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.