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.
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:
Before returning home, be sure to:
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.
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.
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