holiday illness claims solicitors

Accidents abroad or/ illness whilst away on holiday can really ruin your trip. If you or a member of your family has been involved in an overseas accident, or suffered an illness, as a result of someone else’s negligence; our expert lawyers could help you claim compensation.

You can claim compensation for an accident or injuries that occurred on a package holiday or a self-booked holiday; also if it happened on an excursion or holiday activity.

If you would like to make a holiday accident/illness claim, call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email

We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales. Rest assured, your case will be in good hands.

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  • No Win, No Fee on all claims
  • Dedicated and highly skilled Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Free initial advice from a qualified solicitor
  • Pursue any genuine claim at no cost
  • High success rate for clients

We know that suffering any form of holiday illness or accident abroad can be devastating; not only can it ruin your holiday, but going through a traumatic event like an accident in a foreign country can be incredibly stressful, and even frightening to some.

We also appreciate that there can often be a significant financial impact too with holiday accidents and illnesses, especially where it becomes necessary to seek costly medical treatment not covered by your insurance, or when treatment has to continue when you get home and perhaps you need to take time off work.

Oakwood Solicitors have recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation for people involved in accidents abroad.

Established over 15 years ago we have a superb reputation for customer service and speed of response.

We have a very friendly team of highly qualified legal advisors who will help you every step of the way. Start your Accident Abroad Claim today with a company that you can trust.

Awards range from £1,000 up to £1,000,000.
Our promise to you is to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
Since we operate on a No-Win-No-Fee basis you have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain

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Emma Bell Head of EL and PL department

 Emma Bell

Head Of EL/PL

Call 0113 200 9787 to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors

We have helped people:
  • Win compensation for package holiday accidents
  • Claim after a slip or trip in a hotel, restaurant or outdoors
  • Get treatment for injuries suffered whilst on holiday
  • Claim with accidents caused by poor maintenance or workmanship
  • Injured on excursions, at the airport or on an aeroplane or boat
  • Who suffered injuries after accidents when enjoying leisure activities such as paragliding or jet skis

Tour operators and package holiday companies are legally obliged to adhere to UK Package Travel Regulations.
These allow you, in the event of an accident or injury, to make a claim against your tour operator rather than the hotel, airline, or any foreign defendant that may be the guilty party.

They also provide protection for you in the event that the tour operator goes into liquidation or is forced out of business.

We have successfully won compensation for many individuals and families who have suffered an accident or injury even when their tour operator has gone into liquidation/out of business.

Sometimes package holiday providers try and bypass or avoid these regulations by selling different parts of the holiday separately.
For example you book the hotel and transport through different brand names or alternate websites.

Whilst this does make our job slightly harder we are still able to fight and obtain compensation on your behalf by pursuing the individual businesses or companies abroad.

We have successfully fought and won holiday accidents and claims abroad in France, Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine and Turkey.

We have also successfully obtained holiday compensation for people who have had accidents in the United States, South America, Africa, Australia, Russia and the Far East.

Get in touch with us today

At Oakwood Solicitors we pride ourselves in being understanding and dedicated to all of our clients, and our client feedback backs this up.

If you have suffered an injury or accident abroad, contact us today to make a holiday accident claim with the help of expert solicitors call us on 0113 200 9787, or fill in the enquiry form below and we’ll get back in touch with you.

Holiday Accident Abroad FAQ

I didn’t have holiday insurance, can I still claim?

Yes, we will pursue your claim against the Package Tour Operator you booked your holiday with.

How long do I have to make my claim?

There are strict time limits in place to make any injury claim arising from accidents, injuries or illnesses whilst abroad, the time limits depend on the country you were visiting when your accident occurred. For further information contact us.

I was injured on a cruise ship, can I claim?

Yes, although there are strict time limits in place. For further information contact us.

Can I claim for illness / food poisoning whilst on holiday?

Yes, although there are strict time limits in place. For further information contact us.

I was injured whilst on an excursion / activity arranged through mytour operator, can I claim?

Yes, your tour package operator is under a duty to ensure that you will be safe participating in any activity arranged through them.

I was injured on an aircraft, can I claim?

Yes, although there are strict time limits in place. For further information contact us.

What can I claim for?

You can claim for personal injuries, loss of enjoyment of your holiday medical fees, travel expenses etc.


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