A package holiday can be a great way to get away to a warmer destination and is the ideal way to have fun while relaxing next to the sun and the sea. If you have an accident while on a package tour holiday, not only can it ruin your enjoyment but the injury can be long lasting even when you’re settled at home.
If you have an accident while abroad, you’re probably wondering what can be done about it. The good news is that under the Package Tour Regulations 1992, you are eligible for compensation and it’s possible to bring a personal injury claim against the company who were meant to be looking after you.
There are certain criteria that must be met to be eligible for package tour compensation however and this includes; being sold or offered the holiday as part of a package, being pre-arranged with an overnight stay longer than 24 hours and being sold at an inclusive price. Finally it must have included as a minimum, two out of three requirements such as accommodation and transport in the form of a ferry, plane or a tourist service such as a tour guide that forms part of the package.
While the package has regulations it also outlines the responsibilities of the tour operators, one of which is outlined in Regulation 15 which states that package holiday providers are liable for any failures of service. This includes suppliers, services and hoteliers supplied in the package. If you receive an injury as a result of anything dangerous then you must write to your holiday provider within 28 days of returning home. It’s then their responsibility to look into the complaint’s circumstances and investigate where necessary. If on the other hand the holiday provider claims that the accident was your fault and not connected with any of their suppliers or hoteliers, they may be able to defend your injury claim.
For package tour accident claims advice, call FREEPHONE FREEPHONE 0800 1404544
It is only fair that you are compensated for the injuries that you sustain in an accident which was not your fault whilst on a package holiday. Our experts would be happy to help you win the compensation you deserve.
If you want free advice and to discuss your eligibility, please call 01722 422 300 or,
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