Has your holiday been derailed by an unexpected injury or out-of-pocket loss? Holiday troubles are not just disappointing, they can also cause you to lose the money you saved for your trip or lead to significant expenses. At the same time, if the accident or incident occurred overseas you may be forced to navigate a foreign legal system to access compensation, overcome a language barrier, or both. Because the legal issues arising from travel incidents can be particularly complex, Shine Lawyers has a dedicated Travel Law team who can help you with international and domestic travel injury compensation claims, so you can focus on your recovery.
Compensation for injuries abroad
You may sustain an injury whilst travelling to or from your holiday destination, during a booked leisure activity or even as you go about your regular daily activities. Our expert team will investigate your specific circumstances and provide advice on the best course of action. We’ll be with you each step of the way and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common types of overseas travel claims
Examples of the types of accidents and illnesses that can occur whilst on holiday include:
- Hotel/resort accidents and illnesses;
- Road traffic accidents;
- Slip, trips and falls;
- Beach or water accidents; or
- Food poisoning.
Accidents at your accommodation
Accidents which occur at your hotel, resort or other accommodation are unfortunately all too common. Our team of claim experts have helped clients who have been injured as a result of swimming pool accidents, furniture, fittings or equipment being in disrepair or in poor working order, food poisoning and falls from balconies, decks and bridges. We will investigate whether your injuries were caused by the negligence of your accommodation provider on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Road traffic accidents
If you're injured in a motor vehicle accident while travelling overseas, whether your injuries occurred as a result of a motor vehicle or motorbike crash, during a coach trip or while you were a pedestrian, our team can help.
After an accident it can be difficult to know the impact your injuries may have on your life. With our years of experience bringing about successful claims for our clients, we know the best way to claim for your past and future losses and suffering. We’ll let you know what you’re entitled to claim and work with you through each step of the claim process to get you the outcome you need to get on with life.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips or falls can happen anywhere – especially when you’re in an unfamiliar place or there are unexpected hazards. Some of the most common culprits include:
- Wet or slippery floors;
- Uneven surfaces and damaged floors or pavements;
- Trip hazards and other unexpected obstacles; and
- Poor lighting that makes it hard to spot obstacles or hazards.
Slips, trips and falls are common occurrences, but if the fall was caused by someone else’s mistake, poor maintenance or negligence, our seasoned team can assist you to make a claim for compensation.
Beach or water activities
Warm climates and beautiful beach destinations offer a plethora of fun water and beach activities. An operator of these activities should ensure that there is adequate supervision and training provided to participants of the activities, and that all equipment is safe and functioning properly.
If you are injured while participating in a water or beach activity or excursion and think the operator may be to blame, please contact our Travel Law team to discuss your potential claim.
No Win No Fee* Compensation Lawyers
Our No Win No Fee* basis means that you only pay legal fees if your claim is successful, helping remove some of the financial stress associated with legal action. If you think you may have a claim, Shine Lawyers can assist you with all travel-related injuries; whether they occurred in Australia or overseas. For more information on how Shine Lawyers will handle your case, watch our simple, step-by-step guide to compensation claims.