Suffering even a minor injury while abroad can be a traumatic experience, however, when the injury is very serious, such as an injury to the spine, the long-term consequences can be emotionally and physically devastating to both the injured person and their family.
Our solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co are specialists in serious injury holiday claims including spinal injury claims. If you or a family member has sustained a serious spinal injury on holiday, we can advise you on the prospects of bringing a successful claim for compensation.
Skiing-related spinal injuries
Spinal injuries account for around 10 percent of all skiing injuries. Although this represents a low proportion of skiing injuries, the consequences can be severe.
The most common causes of skiing-related spinal injuries are falls from height (ten or more feet) and high impact collisions (whether between participants or skiers and on-piste objects).
It may be possible, depending on the exact circumstances of the accident, to make a claim against your tour operator in the UK. It must be shown that they have been negligent in failing to ensure their customers and staff are reasonably safe and not at risk of sustaining injury.
Skiing-related spinal injuries is a complex area of law and requires considerable expertise regarding liability and blame for the accident. Contact us to discuss the exact circumstances of the case – our solicitors will be happy to advise you.
Slips and trips
Hotels and pre arranged tour operator excursions are associated with a high proportion of holiday accident spinal injuries – the most common causes of these incidents are slips, trips, and falls. If you are unsure if you can claim, contact our holiday injury solicitors.
If you have sustained injury to your spine in your hotel following a trip, slip, or fall on a wet or slippery floor surface, it may be possible to claim compensation for all the pain, inconvenience, expenses, and lost earnings the incident has caused you.
Transport accidents abroad
If you have sustained a back injury or a neck injury in a car, bus, or coach on a pre arranged excursion, it may be possible to claim. If the incident occurred within the European Union, you should fill out the European Accident Statement and contact a UK-based personal injury specialist in order to seek advice.
Accidents at sea
Cruise ship and ferry operators have obligations to protect the health and safety of passengers, particularly as they are "captive" while they are onboard. Slips and trips remain the biggest cause of spinal and musculoskeletal injuries sustained by passengers at sea. If you or a member of your family have sustained a serious spinal injury during a cruise, contact our holiday claim solicitors for specialist advice.
Seth Lovis & Co personal injury solicitors
In order to make a successful holiday accident and spinal injury claim, it is necessary to prove that you were not to blame for the accident. We are able to bring claims against your tour operator or travel agent you booked your holiday through under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992.
If you are unsure if you can claim for your accident on holiday, you should contact us to discuss your enquiry in more detail on 0808 252 0678 or by submitting an online enquiry form.
Seth Lovis & Co is a modern and dynamic law firm based in the heart of legal London. We have a specialist personal injury team that act for clients from across England and Wales. Our specialist solicitors can help you ensure that your holiday accident and spinal injury claim is met with the full amount of compensation it deserves.
Contact our office today for more information.
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