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Accidents & Illnesses Abroad Compensation

Being ill or having an accident abroad is often a dreadful experience, and it’s important to have a highly skilled legal team by your side.

The team of personal injury solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have a wealth of knowledge and experience of claiming compensation for clients who have been injured or suffered holiday accidents.

We are proud of our reputation as being highly professional, yet friendly and approachable, and we have an excellent track record of helping our clients claim the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries.

Types of Holiday Claims

Our personal injury experts have dealt with a wide range of overseas incidents, such as:

  • Road traffic accidents in Europe
  • Accidents outside Europe
  • Fatal accidents abroad
  • Food poisoning claims
  • Aviation claims
  • Psychiatric injury claims

What Will Lanyon Bowdler Do?

Holidays are precious, and we understand the huge disappointment when a holiday is ruined due to accident or illness, through no fault of your own.

Unfortunately, we cannot of course recreate your perfect holiday, but we can take care of a compensation claim for you - helping to pay for damages and any medical fees relating to your accident or illness.

Whether it was an accident, food poisoning, illness or a personal injury while abroad, our team of experienced lawyers will guide you through the process in a sensitive way to ensure you claim the compensation you deserve.

Our Holiday Accident Expertise

Many people don’t realise that they are eligible for compensation even when an accident takes place on foreign soil. The specialist personal injury lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler are vastly experienced and have a track record of success supporting clients who have been injured abroad.

One of the reasons for our success is the large number of contacts our personal injury claims solicitors have developed across Europe and beyond.

Neil Lorimer, Partner and head of the personal injury department here at Lanyon Bowdler, is a member of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers), as is solicitor Louise Howard. They have acted on behalf of clients injured in the USA, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Spain, India and the Falkland Islands.

It may seem like claiming compensation for an incident that happened abroad is hugely complicated, with different laws and languages adding to the confusion, but our specialists are experienced in dealing with these types of claims, and will liaise with all the necessary organisations involved on your behalf.

For example, Neil Lorimer and his colleagues in the personal injury department settled a compensation claim involving a serious holiday accident, which sadly included a large number of deaths and casualties. A coach bringing holidaymakers home from the Costa Brava careered off a French motorway killing eleven people, including six from Shropshire, and injuring a further 60.

Lanyon Bowdler’s personal injury department also dealt with a multi party action on behalf of 23 claimants injured in a coach accident in Grenoble, France.

Neil Lorimer recovered substantial damages for three clients injured in a minibus accident near Jaipur, India, which involved a number of complex issues. One of the clients, Carol Sharpe, suffered fractured vertebrae in her spine. Following the successful claim, she commented: “Can I add my heartfelt thanks to you and your team for the way you have pursued my accident claim and for obtaining an outcome that came as a wonderful surprise.”

Recommendations

Lanyon Bowdler is recommended as a tier one firm in Personal Injury category of the 2017 edition of The Legal 500. The 2018 edition of Chambers UK also recognises the team at level 1.

Download Our Useful Guide

This guide offers some helpful tips on what to do in the event you have been injured or suffered illness whilst abroad.

Let us Review your Claim

Are you happy with the way your compensation claim is currently being handled? Even if your claim has recently settled we may still be able to review your case, read more here.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

They simplified the appeal process for me considerably

- Mr Griffiths

They were very experienced and very professional, offering a top class service

- Mr V Jones, Pontesbury

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

You do what you say you are going to do within an estimated timescale

- Mrs Lewis, Bromyard

Quotes

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

The understanding of my case, the kindness shown to me and the support given, not only by my solicitor but by his secretary.

- Mrs S Oliver, Shrewsbury

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Very easy to contact and talk to.

- Mr N Chamberlain & Mrs Z Chamberlain, Oswestry

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