Holiday excursion accident claims

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Holiday Accident

We regularly assist clients who have been injured in the course of an activity such as a boat trip, hot air ballooning or water sports instruction provided by a foreign excursion company.

If you are on a package holiday and the excursion was sold to you by a local representative, you may be able to pursue a claim against the tour operator in the UK if the excursion provider failed to comply with local standards.

If necessary, we can also investigate the merits of a possible claim against the local excursion provider and/or their insurers in the country where the accident occurred.

You may even be able to pursue a claim against your credit card supplier if you paid for the local excursion with your credit card and the cost of the trip was more than £100. This would enable you to pursue a claim in the English courts and also to recover compensation based on English law.

We offer free initial advice without obligation. This can include guidance over the telephone, a visit from one of our specialist solicitors or a review of your documents. We offer various forms of funding, including no win no fee (conditional fee) agreements. Our team aims to ensure that you receive maximum compensation while minimising the legal costs involved.

Recent work highlights

Severe injuries after paragliding lesson

Recovering €500,000 in damages from the instructor and insurer on behalf of a client who sustained severe leg injuries in a paragliding accident in Spain after becoming detached from the harness and falling 30m onto rocks.

Claim won against tour operator

Settling a claim for our client who was injured as she climbed onto a boat in Corfu during a holiday excursion with her family. The trip was included in the original booking invoice with the tour operator.

Jeep crash during Indian tiger trek

Successfully pursuing a claim against a tour operator for our client who suffered facial scarring in a jeep accident while on a tiger-spotting safari in India.

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