Compensation lawyers specialise in different compensation claims types. There are also sub-specialties where compensation lawyer assistance is essential for successful claim outcomes. For example, persons who are injured while on a domestic holiday may have different compensation entitlements compared to someone injured while on an overseas vacation. Holiday accident compensation claims can be complex, but Taylor & Scott Lawyers make the process easy by offering a no-win no-fee guarantee. In other words, after discussing your situation and deciding to take your case, we proceed with the determination of a winning compensation claim team.
Is holiday accident compensation for accidents in Australia?
If you are injured on a domestic holiday including road traffic within Australia, cruise injury or you suffered from an illness, you may have rights to bring a negligence claim against the person or organisation that caused your injury. It’s imperative to obtain expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Taylor & Scott Lawyers have acted in numerous cases for injured holiday makers. Examples of claims include:
- Slipping over because the tiles in a bathroom in a hotel were glazed and should not have been used in “wet areas”.
- Falling over a hotel balcony where the balcony was not at the correct height.
- Unsafe practices in hotels such as turning off lights on balconies, walkways and other access points whereby injuries have been caused to holiday makers.
- Food poisoning cases.
- Negligence arising from dangerous driving causing injury to passengers.
- Walking through glass doors where no proper safety glass is installed and no warnings were placed on the glass.
If you are injured in Australia on holiday, try and take photographs of the cause of the injury, lodge a formal complaint and fill in an incident report if possible. Take the name of any witnesses to your accident and keep records of all expenses that you incur as a result of your injuries. Ensure that you obtain the name and address of any treatment providers that deal with your injuries whilst you are on holiday. If you believe you have a claim supported by relevant documentation, contact Taylor & Scott for advice on your next claim steps.
What compensation can I claim if the holiday accident happened overseas?
The same advice applies if you are injured on an overseas holiday, although regional laws can impede claim procedures. It’s usually appropriate to take out overseas travel insurance as a safety net while on vacation. Tour operators in Australia and overseas provide travel insurance options for most budgets.
Apart from regional laws that Taylor & Scott can handle, it’s important for accident victims to provide as much relevant evidence as possible. This can include photographs, names, addresses, witnesses, statements and reports. Treating doctor’s reports, even in a foreign language, are helpful and can be easily translated. As soon as possible, start a simple diary detailing the accident and effect it had on your holiday. Keep a record of all treatments, expenses and any other details you feel may be relevant in a holiday accident compensation claim.
What holiday accident and illness claims procedures can make a difference?
There are a number of time limits, conventions and exemptions that can apply to holiday accident compensation claims. Compensation can be claimed for injuries, medical expenses and loss of income, including estimated present and future earnings. Damages can also be claimed to reimburse victims for holiday money wasted due to the accident. At Taylor & Scott we offer a free case assessment in all holiday accidents. If we act for you it will be on a no-win no-fee basis, meaning you don’t need to pay us a cent until we win the case for you.
Taylor & Scott Holiday Accident Lawyers have acted for clients in every state of Australia. Our successful overseas holiday accident litigation claims include Fiji, the United Kingdom, USA and Europe. Contact a Taylor & Scott representative today for a confidential consultation, and let us get your holiday accident compensation claim underway.
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