If someone is injured in an accident or suffers an illness on holiday due to negligence they may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in England and Wales even though the incident took place in another country.
In particular if the incident was caused by the provider of a service under a package holiday then under the Package Holiday Regulations a claim could be pursued in England and Wales. For example if someone suffered food poisoning at an all inclusive resort or slipped over on liquid spilt onto the floor at a hotel.
In other circumstances claims can still sometimes be pursued against those responsible for the incident, such as another driver's insurers in Road Traffic Accidents or a person's employer.
The injured person may be able to claim damages for the pain and suffering caused as well as any financial losses incurred and any disruption to the holiday.
Such claims are often complex, usually requiring expert evidence and often with a shorter time period to pursue a claim than an accident taking place in England and Wales. As such it is important to seek specialist legal advice at an early stage.
If you have suffered such an accident or illness on holiday then the specialist team at Trethowans LLP may be able to assist you in pursuing a claim.