How do you make a claim for an accident abroad
Whether traveliing abroad on holiday or business few people like to think that their time away will be ruined by an accident, but each year many Scottish holidaymakers are involved in accidents abroad. Accidents on the road, in hotels and swimming pools do happen. An outbreak of food poisoning can turn a holiday or cruise into an ordeal.
Digby Brown can help with all types of travel-related claims.Our specialist Foreign & Travel Law Department can help you to receive the compensation you are entitled to, whether you have been injured in an accident abroad or you are a foreign national who has been injured in Scotland. The laws relating to jurisdiction and damages in cross-border accident cases are complex. That is why you need expert advice from an experienced lawyer. Our Foreign & Travel Law Department has successfully recovered compensation for clients who have suffered injury while abroad on holiday or on business. We have also helped clients who have been injured while travelling abroad. In addition we have acted for hundreds of foreign nationals who have been injured in Scotland and have recovered xxx Millions on their behalf. We provide translation and interpreting services so that language is not a barrier.
Our membership of The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ) gives us access to a global network of specialist personal injury lawyers. If you have been injured in an accident abroad we can ensure that you obtain prompt expert advice.
It may be possible to pursue certain foreign accident claims in the Scottish courts. The time limit for bringing a claim may be governed by the law of the place where the accident happened. The foreign time limit may be shorter than the Scottish time limit of three years. In addition, the damages which can be recovered may be regulated by the law of that country rather than by Scottish law. It is important that you take specialist advice as soon as possible. We operate on a no win, no fee basis.
Contact us for advice on –
• Road Accidents Abroad
• Accidents on Aircraft or While Embarking/Disembarking
• Accidents on Ships
• Food Poisoning on Cruise Ships
• Accidents on Package Holidays
• Food Poisoning on Package Holidays
• Accidents When Working Abroad
• Road Accidents, Employment Accidents or Other Accidents to Foreign Nationals in Scotland
Digby Brown LLP is today Scotland’s largest specialist personal injury practice. We are rated Band 1 by the leading independent publications, Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Legal 500. With offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glenrothes we handle personal injury compensation claims across Scotland. We are able to offer a complete funding and insurance package through our litigation funding company, Compensate. This gives our clients access to justice with no financial risk.
For further information call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our brief enquiry form and someone will contact you by return.