A holiday can be ruined by an injury or sickness suffered while on a package holiday or tour, and the after effects could have consequences long after you are able to return home. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the tour operator.
Our multilingual personal injury lawyers specialise in holiday and travel accident claims, both national and international, and whether the tour was organised for a holiday, education, sport, or business travel.
We are accredited by APIL, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and have strong links in Europe, especially France and Spain.
We can assist with claiming compensation for injury or sickness suffered while you are on any sort of package holiday.
This includes any means of travel, whether by road, rail air or water, and any form of accommodation, from activity centres and hostels to luxurious hotels, resorts and cruise liners.
It also covers accidents en route, such as at an airport or port, during excursions and activities such as water sports or snowsports.
We are able to recover compensation for the whole family, including children.
We deal with all types of injury, and our lawyers are particularly experienced in dealing with claims involving serious injuries to the head and spine, as well as fatal accidents.
We offer a free initial consultation.
We will tell you if we think you have a good case and if we can help you.
We will not use your information for any other purpose.
The solicitors at Pierre Thomas have a strong reputation for recovering compensation for people injured in holiday accidents in the UK, Europe, and worldwide; from minor injuries such as whiplash, to fatal cases and those involving brain, spinal or other severe injuries.
Recent examples of cases include:
If your holiday was in the UK:
Being based in London, we are always able to bring a personal injury claim in this country if the accident or illness occurred in England & Wales. We may also be able to do so for accidents in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you are a French or Spanish speaker, we will provide our advice and correspond with you in your own language;
If your holiday was in another country:
It is likely you will be able to make your claim in England if your package holiday was booked in the UK. If this is not the case, we can still handle your compensation claim following an accident anywhere in Europe and beyond, with the assistance of our established network of specialist international injury lawyers.
Be reassured that, if your claim proceeds in the UK, France, Spain, or any other country, we will always provide clear advice to you and explain the subtleties of the process in an intelligible way and in your own language.
We will explain your funding options at the outset of your claim.
For claims brought in the UK we are usually able to offer a conditional fee agreement if you have a good case. This means you do not have to pay anything up front and your claim will not cost you anything if you lose. This is sometimes known as a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement.
For claims that are made abroad we will review the available options for funding your legal fees and discuss what is likely to best suit your requirements.
For claims made in the UK compensation is awarded for the injury itself and for your financial losses.
Once liability for the accident has been established, we will obtain a medical report from an independent doctor describing the nature of your injuries and how they affect you. This will allow us to accurately value the injury claim.
You can also claim reasonable financial losses and expenses resulting from your injuries, including loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, medical expenses, modifications to your home and other losses, such as compensation for the loss of enjoyment of your holiday.