If you have been travelling and someone in your party has suffered a fatal or catastrophic accident, the repercussions will be far-reaching and will affect your family well beyond the holiday or business trip. In addition to emotional distress, there will be financial implications arising from potential care needs, adaptations to property, and loss of earning capacity.
Pierre Thomas Law has a strong track record in obtaining compensation for families when some has been killed or severely disabled, or they have suffered serious brain or spinal injury while travelling in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
We can assist you with claiming compensation for:
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 the UK, Europe, and worldwide, including in the most serious cases.
Recent examples include:
If the accident was in the UK:
Being based in London, we are always able to bring a claim in this country for accidents that happened in England & Wales, and we may be able to do so for accidents in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We can act for:
If the accident was in France:
We employ dual language and dual qualified lawyers and have particularly strong links with France. If the accident happened in France, there will often be a choice of whether to bring the claim in England or in France; we will advise you about the best option for you depending on the circumstances of your case.
If your accident was in another country:
In some circumstances, the claim can be pursued in England & Wales, even if the accident occurred abroad. If this is not possible, we can still handle compensation claims following an accident anywhere in Europe and beyond, with the assistance of our established network of specialist international injury lawyers.
Pursuing a claim in another country can be worrying. Be reassured that, if your claim proceeds in 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 what funding options are available at the outset of the claim.
For accident 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 accident 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 accident claims made in the UK for catastrophic injuries compensation is awarded for the injury itself and the resulting financial consequences.
Once liability for the accident has been established, we will obtain medical reports from independent medical professionals in varying disciplines detailing the extent of your injuries, and how your resulting disabilities will impact upon daily living in the future.
You can also claim the financial losses and expenses resulting from your injuries, including loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, medical and therapeutic expenses, aids and equipment, prosthetics, care and assistance and modifications to your home.
For fatal accident claims in the UK we can recover compensation for:
Other countries operate different compensation systems and we will assess the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive for your accident once we have details of your claim and have identified the legal jurisdiction that will deal with it.