Most people come back from holiday having had a good time but unfortunately, some will have had a less than enjoyable experience after having their holiday ruined by a holiday accident or illness on holiday.
If you had your holiday spoilt because you, or a family member, became ill or suffered an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of a third party, it is possible that you may be able to make a holiday compensation claim.
Macks Solicitors are a specialist legal firm that has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in holiday compensation for clients who have been involved in a holiday accident or suffered an illness on holiday.
If you suffered a holiday accident or illness on holiday in this country your holiday compensation claim can be handled in much the same way as any other personal injury claim and Macks Solicitors will be happy to advise you in this regard.
Holidays abroad that have been purchased as part of a package are covered by the Package Travel Regulations that were introduced in 1992. These regulations allow a holiday compensation claim to be made in the UK for a holiday accident or illness on holiday abroad.
On a package holiday, the tour operator organises, and is therefore responsible for, all the elements that make up the “package”. This includes transport to and from the holiday destination, the accommodation and any catering that is included, and may also include “extras”, such as excursions. If you are injured in a holiday accident or suffer an illness on holiday you may be able to make a claim against the tour operator or travel company that made the booking.
The types of incident for which compensation may be claimed are:
- Accidents caused by collapsing furniture, faulty fittings and defective flooring.
- Accidents in and around the hotel restaurant or bar
- Accidents in and around swimming pools and the hotel grounds
- Accidents on Cruise ships
- Road traffic accidents on the transfer journeys or on trips organised by the tour company
Illness on holiday
- Food poisoning as a result of poor hygiene standards
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Other illness e.g. Legionnaires disease, Norovirus
Macks Solicitors is a specialist personal injury practice. Our skilled solicitors are happy to provide legal advice to anyone who has been injured in a holiday accident or has suffered illness on holiday.
As an independent law firm, Macks Solicitors does not take referrals from claims management companies, tour operators or insurers. Macks clients are therefore confident that the solicitor who is handling their holiday compensation claim is acting in their best interests.