Holiday Accident Claims

A holiday should be a relaxing time with your family and friends. However, if you have an accident or suffer a personal injury while abroad or in Ireland, it can be extremely expensive and stressful.

If you have been involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence while on holidays you may be eligible to make a holiday accident claim and receive compensation* for your personal injuries.

Request a Callback



Subscribe to our newsletter and updates

How much compensation will I get for being injured while on holidays?

The amount of compensation you can expect, varies depending on the severity of your injury, lasting injuries and other costs incurred. You may be able to claim for medical costs, suffering and loss of earnings due to injury and also the cost of your ruined holidays.

Suffering a personal injury while on holiday abroad can lead to extra costs compared to an injury at home. You may need to pay for costly medical treatment while abroad, as well as special transport home. Your family may also need to return home early if you suffered an injury while overseas and you may lose money already paid for accommodation, transport, activities or other previously paid for expenses. As with all personal injury compensation claims, the amount of compensation received will depend on proving someone else’s negligence that led to your injury as well as the circumstances of your injury.

FAQ

What are the typical types of personal injuries holidaymakers can claim compensation for?

Personal injuries suffered while travelling or on holidays can vary depending on the activities undertaken. Here are some of the most common causes of personal injury for holidaymakers:

  • Food poisoning due to restaurant conditions
  • Illness caused by contaminated water
  • Skiing/snowboarding accidents
  • Slip or fall in swimming pools or saunas
  • Poor condition of accommodation
  • Road traffic accidents either as a driver or passenger
  • Injury sustained in swimming pools or spas
  • Injury sustained during organised excursions such as hiking or biking
  • Injury caused by disrepair of hotels or other accommodation
  • Injuries suffered as a result of unsafe equipment

What to do when you have been injured while abroad

Before returning home, be sure to:

  1. If you were involved in an accident, take pictures of the cause of the accident where possible
  2. Get details of witnesses to the accident, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses
  3. Get a medical report from the doctor or medical team who treated your personal injury
  4. Report the accident as soon as possible to the hotel, resort, travel agency, restaurant, bar or other group responsible for organising the activity
  5. Keep a record of all expenses accrued due to your personal injury, including medical expenses. Also keep a record of and any extra expenses due to your injury, such as changing flights, extra travel or accommodation expenses, etc.

Keep a record of all expenses accrued due to your personal injury, including medical expenses. Also keep a record of and any extra expenses due to your injury, such as changing flights, extra travel or accommodation expenses, etc.

Can I claim compensation if I am injured on a package holiday?

If you have been injured on a package holiday while abroad you may be eligible to claim for compensation. The Package Holidays and Travel Act 1995 allows any person injured while on a package holiday to claim for compensation, if the holiday was organised by an Irish package holiday provider.

If you are injured on holiday but have not travelled as part of a package holiday, you should seek legal advice from a practitioner at your holiday destination.

Testimonials

Call our Personal Injury Solicitors Now on 1850 700 750

[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet_bg']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[data-image-id='gourmet']
[index]
[index]