Accidents in Spain – What to do and how to claim
Spain is Europe’s hotspot for all holiday goers within the European Union and the United Kingdom. While travellers flock to the sunny shores or Spain, holiday accidents are bound to happen.
What types of accidents could happen in Spain?
According to statistics, 826,399 British tourists visited Spain in March 2022. Since many British visitors go to Spain each year, unfortunately, it is not unusual for holidaymakers to experience accidents and illnesses whilst in Spain.
During the summertime and school holidays when Spanish resorts are more popular, this can mean that they are more hazardous places to be around. Staff must be more vigilant as more guests are about, meaning more accidents can occur.
There are many different types of accidents that could happen in Spain such as:
- Slips and other accidents around pool areas or water slides
- Slips, trips and falls around hotels generally
- Accidents caused by broken glass such as glasses, doors, or windows
- Accidents in hotel lifts or on stairs
- Falling off balconies
- Car or other vehicle accidents
- Accidents caused by the negligence of hotel staff
- Accidents caused by loose or broken fixtures
- Uneven or broken tiles
What should you do if you experience an accident in Spain?
Having accidents whilst on holiday can be frustrating as you don’t want your trip to be affected or ruined as a result of someone else’s negligence. But if you have been involved in an accident in Spain and it wasn’t your fault, you might consider making a claim for compensation.
It is important to understand that not all accidents will be eligible for compensation and that a successful claim needs to show that someone was at fault for your injuries.
If you have an accident in Spain, the first thing you should do is seek medical assistance and notify the appropriate management staff. One of the most important pieces of evidence in a personal injury claim is the medical report that you receive when you first go to the doctor, as it details the injuries and the treatment required.
If you experienced a slip or trip in a hotel, for instance, you should notify the staff of your accident so that it is recorded. If you are involved in a car accident or criminal activity, it is important to contact emergency services (112). You also have the option of contacting the British Embassy depending on the situation.
It is a good idea to keep hold of any proof you have, like pictures of the area where the accident happened, and save any receipts for medical appointments or any other costs incurred due to the injury. You may be able to get these back if your claim is successful.
Since holiday accident claims have time restrictions, you should consider making your claim as soon as possible.
How do I claim compensation for accidents in Spain?
To claim compensation for an accident in Spain, you should contact the Holiday Claims Bureau team today on 0161 813 2131 or online. If your holiday was booked through a package, you may be able to make the claim through the tour operator. It is important that you get advice before you lodge any complaints or make a claim.
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