Accidents Abroad

It's the last thing that you want to happen, but it does. An accident abroad can occur when you are on holiday or working in another country, and making a compensation claim against a foreign company or individual can seem daunting. Let us help you.

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The Short of it

  • Accidents abroad can occur when you are on holiday,

    in a road traffic accident, or working abroad.

  • You may be injured physically and psychologically in an accident abroad,

    resulting in rising travel costs and loss of future earnings for you and your family.

  • At Watermans, we have the specialist team you need to start a claim

    against a person or company who you feel are at fault for your accident abroad.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Accidents abroad

    Accidents abroad injury claims

    Whether you are jetting off on a dream holiday, or visiting a foreign country for work, the last thing you want to happen is to be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, and if it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

    It is possible that you may be involved in an accident at your hotel, while on an excursion, whilst in the workplace or in a road traffic collision. Whatever the location of your accident, we can help. Depending on the severity of the accident in question, you may find that your injuries may be quite severe. You are entitled to make a claim for compensation for injuries sustained in accidents abroad, to cover medical expenses and loss of earnings experienced. If your holiday has been ruined because of an accident, you can claim for damages for this too.

    At Watermans, our expert legal team can advise you on whether or not you have a solid claim, and if your case can be dealt with in Scotland. We take care of all the legal stuff, and provide you with straightforward legal advice on what steps to take in seeking the reparations you deserve.

    Making a claim

    How do I make an accident abroad injury claim?

    We understand that making a claim for compensation for any reason can be a daunting task, and even more so if the person or company you want to claim against is based in another country. If your accident abroad occurred due to the fault of another party, we can help.

    It is important to note that whilst in Scotland a three year time limit applies to making a claim, this may not be the case in the country where your accident on holiday occurred, so begin your claims process as soon as you can to increase your chance of being successful.

    You may find that you have suffered a physical injury as a result of your accident abroad, and either your holiday or work trip have been ruined. This also makes your journey back to Scotland more difficult.

    Speak to one of our specialist solicitors today. We can help you to formulate your claim, and take the hassle out of the legal stuff. It is our goal to get you the resolution that you deserve, while making the process as clear and easy as possible for you. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t succeed in winning your case, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for an accident abroad?

    As with all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the nature of the accident and the severity of your new circumstances. In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including

    • medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
    • loss of earnings or earning capacity
    • any future expenses as a result of the injury
    • home modification and care expenses
    • pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life

    Whatever your injury, you can ensure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

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