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Medical Treatment Abroad

Holidays are one of the most looked forward to parts of a person’s life as they are meant for enjoyment and have fun, forgetting about your hectic life and job. But holidays accidents may result in a lot of suffering on part of the victim. Such accidents can really convert a pleasant holiday trip into a dreadful nightmare. Whether you tripped on some uneven surface or slipped on a liquid spilled in your hotel or you have got food poisoning due to poorly cooked food or you got injured on some broken tiles in a swimming pool, getting medical treatment abroad becomes an immediate necessity. You have to get the medical treatment, no matter how much it costs and no matter how lengthy the treatment procedure may be.

Holiday accidents are the main reason why most of the countries require the travellers to have appropriate insurance before entering into their premises. Some holiday packages also include insurance coverage so that you can get the sufficient protection in case you get injured while on your vacation. If you have been injured in a foreign location on a vacation, then you must have booked your holiday as a package, which means that at least two of the elements of your holiday should have been booked together. Now-a-days, most of the holiday packages combine accommodation and flights as a holiday package.

Whatever is the cause of your injury on are holiday, you have all the right to file a compensation claim against the party responsible for your accident. If you have been injured in a foreign country and sought medical treatment abroad only, then you should know that the legal procedure will be followed as per the jurisdiction of that state only and you will have to hire a lawyer who is well aware of the legal perspectives of that particular state or country.

Before pursuing a medical treatment abroad claim, you have to report the illness or accident to your holiday representative or hotel staff and in order to support your claim, you can also take some photographs of the surroundings of the accident, get contact details of any eye witnesses and seek written information about the medical treatment that you received. If you have decided to make an claim against the party responsible for your accident, then it is wise to choose a lawyer who works on a no win no fee basis which means that you will not need to pay any fee to the lawyer unless you have won the case and got the compensation amount.

Work Accident Claim
Mr W was working as an electrician in a poorly lit cellar when he fell onto breeze blocks left by the contractor. He suffered a knee injury that prevented him from pursuing his dream of setting up a business on his own. Mr W was awarded £57,000.00
"I would give the money back today not to have had this accident, but I felt in safe hands with my Solicitor."
Mrs W of Portsmouth