Overseas and Travel Claims

As more people travel abroad, inevitably legal disputes spanning different countries are becoming increasingly common.

In some circumstances a compensation claim could be pursued through the Courts in England and Wales if the person has been injured or suffered an illness abroad.

Examples of typical claims that arise whilst abroad include:

  • Accidents or illness on holiday
  • Accidents whilst working
  • Accidents on ships
  • Accidents on aircraft
  • Road Traffic accidents
  • Sports injuries

In many cases, even though the accident itself may have occurred in a foreign country, it is still possible to bring a personal injury claim through the legal system in England and Wales (particularly if the accident occurred in the European Union).

We may also be able to act on your behalf if a claim is being pursued against you arising out of an incident abroad or travel, which is not covered by any insurance.

We may also be able to assist you in respect of any cross border insurance issues which may have arisen, such as problems with your travel insurance cover.

Whatever the nature of your problem, cross border claims can raise complex legal issues and it is therefore important to seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible. The team are experienced in dealing with these types of claim and would be happy to answer any questions or queries.

We are active members of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers).

The team also has extensive experience of defending international claims, ranging from defending drivers involved in Road Traffic Accidents within the European Union to dealing with claims made by holiday makers.

Meet the team

Kelvin Farmaner

Partner
Southampton

Bethany Blamire

Partner
Southampton

Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner
Salisbury

Sarah Wheadon

Partner
Southampton

James Braund

Senior Associate
Poole

Sarah Huck

Solicitor
Southampton

Andrew Boba

Paralegal
Southampton