Was your holiday abroad ruined due to an injury or illness that was not your fault? Did you trip over a pool tile, contract food poisoning or have a transport accident? If so you could be entitled to compensation.

Our specialist holiday injury and illness compensation claim solicitors are experienced in winning compensation and do so on a no win, no fee basis. What’s more, you won’t pay a penny for an initial consultation.

The time limitations to make a claim do differ from country to country, so you should look into making a compensation claim as soon as you get back from holiday.

Hugh James holiday injury and illness experience

We have dealt with many holiday cases over the years, including:

  • Holidaymakers;
  • Victims of transport accidents (for example the group action arising from the Gerona Air Crash, in which we were the lead solicitors coordinating claims brought by 170 passengers);
  • Employees of companies injured while working abroad; and
  • Recently settled claims on behalf of the family of an EU boiler worker who died in an accident at sea in Germany and three of his colleagues who were seriously injured when a boiler exploded on a ship.

Our previous cases

We have secured thousands of pounds in compensation for victims of the following:

  • MH117 Malaysian Air;
  • Gerona Air Crash;
  • "Sun Vista" Cruise Liner;
  • Zeebrugge;
  • P&O Lifeboat Accident;
  • Salmonella Outbreak;
  • Legionnaires Disease; and
  • Catastrophic Injury – Paraplegia & Tetraplegia.

Key contact

Katherine Allen has practised in the field of Travel Litigation for over 17 years. Katherine is experienced in dealing with claims arising out of package holidays, road traffic accidents in foreign countries, accidents while working abroad and accidents occurring on aeroplanes, trains and ships. She acts for victims of such accidents helping them to secure the much needed compensation to help them enjoy the best quality of life they can, even after serious injury. Katherine has also advised people who have been directly touched by terrorist attacks.

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Hugh James has an ‘excellent reputation in the field of international claims’ and the team is ‘not afraid to get their hands dirty and pursue difficult claims with intricate cross border issues’. It represents claimants in travel personal injury cases and represented a claimant who suffered injuries as a result of a motor accident in France.

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Practice head Mark Harvey is recognised for his expert handling of claims arising from accidents abroad. His experience also includes acting for individuals who have suffered sports-related injuries, as well as handling high-value product liability claims.

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