Holiday Accident Claims
Specialising in Package Holiday Claims
If you have been involved in a holiday accident abroad or suffered from ill health you may be entitled to make a holiday sickness compensation claim against the tour operator who organised your package holiday. Osbornes Law specialise in holiday accident claims. Read on to find out how we can help.
Stuart Kightley Partner
“They have quality and depth and provide an excellent service.”
“A niche firm that punches well above its weight in the catastrophic injury sector, borne out by the quality of work they obtain.”
Holiday Injury Claims in the UK
If your holiday injury occurred whilst on holiday in the UK, it will be dealt with in the same way as any other claim for compensation.
Package holiday Injury Claims
If you have been involved in a holiday accident abroad or suffered from ill health you may be entitled to make a holiday sickness compensation claim against the tour operator who organised your package holiday.
Your tour operator may be liable to pay you compensation if your injury or illness occurred as a result of something going wrong with part of the package holiday.
A typical package holiday will consist of:
- The flights to and from your holiday destination.
- Transfers to and from the airport and your accommodation.
- The accommodation for the duration of your holiday.
If you suffer an injury or ill health at any of the above points you may be liable to make holiday compensation claims.
The following is an example of recent cases we have brought under the package tour regulations:
The claimant booked a flight and hotel in Cyprus. Due to a faulty air conditioning system, she suffered Legionella pneumophila and was hospitalised and repatriated. The tour operator has agreed to compensate her for the hotel’s alleged negligence.
Holiday Compensation Claims in other countries
If you suffered an injury abroad whilst not on a package holiday, or if the injury had nothing to do with your tour operator you still may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
For example, you may be an independent traveller or on a business trip when you are injured or become ill.
You may suffer an injury or illness for reasons which have nothing to do with your package holiday.
In these circumstances, you may need to pursue your claim against whoever was at fault in the country in which you were injured or became ill.
This is a more complicated process than when claiming against a tour operator, however, it is still possible and something we should be able to help you with.
Accidents on board a plane or boat
If you are injured whilst travelling abroad by plane or boat you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Your right to claim damages is determined by either the Montreal or Athens Conventions. These are international laws on air and sea travel respectively.
The Conventions however are not straight forward and we would advise you to seek legal representation when pursuing such claims.
The Montreal Convention can apply even when the accident does not occur in flight nor indeed on board the aircraft but in the course of embarking or disembarking.
There is also a strict two-year time limit in which to bring claims under the Montreal and Athens Conventions.
"They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area"
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
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