Accidents abroad can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare, highlighting the importance of preparedness and safety awareness when travelling internationally. Whether it’s a medical emergency, a car accident, or any unexpected mishap, being informed and proactive can make a significant difference in mitigating the impact of accidents while abroad.
What should I do if I suffer personal injury on holiday?
If you are injured on holiday due to the fault of another you may be entitled to compensation. Under The Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 you may be entitled to bring your case in Ireland if you holiday was booked through an Irish provider.
What should I do if I have a medical emergency while travelling abroad?
If you have a medical emergency abroad, seek immediate medical assistance at a local hospital or clinic. Contact your embassy or consulate for support and notify your travel insurance provider.
What is the time limit to bring a personal injuries claim?
Whilst the time limit in Ireland is 2 years other the time limits in other countries are significantly shorter. If you are involved in an incident you should seek legal advice immediately.
What should I do if I am injured on a flight?
If you are injured on a flight, you may bring a cases under the Montreal Convention 1999. The Convention provides that the carrier is liable for death or personal injury of a passenger provided that the incident resulting death or personal injury took place on board the aircraft or in the process of embarking or disembarking the aircraft.
What should I do if I'm involved in a car accident while abroad?
After ensuring your safety and that of others involved, contact local authorities to report the accident. Exchange information with the other party, take photos, and inform your rental car company and embassy if needed.