At Barrister-Direct, we know an accident is never what you want. But, an accident in a foreign country, with foreign medical services and a language you can’t understand is both daunting and an inconvenience. Just because an Accident happened abroad, doesn’t mean that you can’t seek redress in the UK. There are circumstances whereby you can make a claim, in the UK, for an accident which happened whilst you were on holiday abroad. We have helped people to recover compensation and adjust to their lives, after an accident. Be it a skiing accident, fall in a hotel, accident on an aeroplane, cruise ship or road traffic accident, abroad, we can help.
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What we offer:
- No win no fee
- Specialist Personal Injury Barristers with Holiday Sickness Expertise
- Quick and efficient service
- Regular updates
- Friendly, approachable and accessible
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, of course. If you had an accident and suffered an injury, you can still make a claim whether or not you’ve now recovered.
This all depends on why you were abroad. For example, if you had an accident, whilst staying in a hotel, on an all-inclusive package holiday, your claim would be against the tour operator. If you had a road traffic accident, it could be the insurance company. There are many different and complex legal paths to bring a claim for an Accident Abroad, that’s why, at Barrister-Direct, we provide our expert and dedicated team, with many years experience in these claims, to navigate the path for you. We will do all the complex legal work and you can focus on recovering and resuming your life.
There is no single answer for how long an accident abroad claim can take. Sometimes, the Defendant will admit that they breached their duty towards you, other times, they will not, or, if your symptoms are on-going, you will need further medical evidence or tests. On average, our clients experience conclusion of their claims between 12-18 months. During this time, we ensure that you are regularly updated about your claim, with letters, emails, telephone calls or home visits. We will also do everything we can to speed up your claim, whilst ensuring that you are getting the best possible result.
Yes, at Barrister-Direct, we work under a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a ‘No Win No Fee Agreement.’ If you win, you will pay us a maximum of a 25% success fee, if you lose, you don’t pay us anything. It’s our promise.
When we first speak to you, we will get the details of your accident and the effects of it on your life. This will then be put forward to the Defendant in your claim. We will then contact them and see whether or not they will accept liability for your accident. Once we have the Defendant’s decision on liability, we will gather medical evidence relating to your injuries. We will appoint a Medical Expert, that is specifically qualified in your injury, to advise on exactly what injuries you have sustained, how long it will take you to recover and whether or not there will be any long-lasting effects on your life. With this information, our expert team will then proceed to settle your claim.
We will always try and negotiate your claim outside of court, to try and ensure that your claim is resolved as quickly as possible. However, if the Defendant doesn’t accept liability or doesn’t agree with our valuation of your injuries, we will start court proceedings. Only 5% of cases actually go to court, though, and we will keep you advised at all times in relation to this, and provide any support that you may need, should your claim proceed to a trial.