Injury and consumer claims involving holidays or incidents abroad need particular expertise. It is important to instruct a solicitor who specialises in this area as the rules and deadlines can vary. Our team can assist you through:
- Dual qualified lawyers
- A network of lawyer agents across Europe and all major long haul destinations including USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
- Language skills - Spanish.
- Notary Public - to certify documents for legal use abroad.
Claims for accidents abroad are usually subject to the law of the country where the accident occurred, applying local safety standards, which may affect the level of duty owed to a holiday-maker, the timescale you have to bring your claim and the compensation you are awarded.
If you are injured whilst abroad on a package holiday or if you have booked the travel and accommodation together with one company, you may be entitled to pursue the claim in the UK courts under the Package Travel Regulations. Nockolds will advise you on whether your travel arrangements fall within the regulations and whether it is in your best interest to pursue the claim in the UK or in the country where the accident occurred.
If your injury occurred abroad, then it is crucial to seek advice from a lawyer who understands the pros and cons of different legal systems, when claims can be pursued in the UK and who can help you decide which is the most appropriate way to proceed. We can also assist those who suffer an injury or who are involved in an accident whilst visiting the UK. We have assisted Spanish, Mexican and French citizens to pursue claims for compensation in England. We can assist by dealing with the claim when they return home, and arranging medical experts in their home country, and wherever possible dealing with matters remotely so we minimise or even avoid the need for them to travel back to the UK. To find out more about our International Team please click here
We can undertake these investigations on your behalf and claim for your pain and suffering, losses and expenses and even loss of enjoyment of holiday. For further information on accidents and injuries abroad and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Personal Injury Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Jennie Jones, Head of our Personal Injury Team.