If you have recently returned from a holiday where you have unfortunately become injured, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
It is upsetting to get injured at any point during a break away. However, some people are unlucky enough to sustain an injury before they even reach their holiday destination. Common accidents during travel include:
- injuries acquired as you board or disembark an aeroplane
- injuries sustained as a result of turbulence
- burns caused by hot liquid spilt by staff serving from a drinks trolley
There is legislation in place that allows you to pursue compensation for injuries acquired while travelling by air. If you can demonstrate that your injuries were caused by the actions or negligence of airline staff, you may have a valid compensation claim.
The amount of compensation awarded for accidents during travel cases can vary significantly. The value of a claim will be dependent upon:
- the extent of your injuries
- if and how they impact your ability to work
- if and how they affect your general quality of life after returning home to the UK
To determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to, you should speak to one of our specialist holiday accident solicitors. They will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the legal process.
Claiming compensation with Jefferies
If you believe you have a claim for compensation as a result of an accident during travel, get in touch with our friendly and experienced team of personal injury solicitors at Jefferies Solicitors. For over 25 years, we have helped our clients win the compensation they deserve. We usually work on a no win, no fee basis. Call 0800 342 3206 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back for a confidential discussion about the incident.