Italy: Guidelines For Holiday Accidents Compensation Claims In Italy
Last Updated: 15 June 2016

Giambrone provides guidelines for Holiday accidents compensation claims in Italy

Most of the time holidays makers return from holidays abroad with nothing worse than sunburn. However if a holiday maker is unfortunate enough to suffer from an injury whilst on holiday that was not their fault then there are options to make a claim for compensation.

This article gives a guideline for different injuries that can occur whilst on holiday abroad.

Accidents within hotel grounds in Italy

Despite the very high safety standards offered by Italian hotels, being a victim of an accident whilst staying at a hotel can occur. If a badly maintained section of walkway or facility within hotel grounds led to an injury during your holiday you may be entitled to make a holiday injury compensation claim against the hotel or the travel agent through which you booked your holiday.

Illness contracted whilst in a hotel in Italy

Contracting an illness whilst on holiday may be the result of the hotel's low standards of cleanliness and poor hygiene standards. Surprisingly, an incredibly high number of cases of people contracting an illness at hotels are reported on a daily basis.

If you or a member of your family have contracted an illness during a holiday that had been booked through a UK travel company you may be entitled to make a compensation claim, as travel agents may be held responsible for the adverse event and for the distress they have caused.

Accident on a cruise ship and food poisoning compensation claims

Travelling on a cruise ship should always be a memorable experience and one of the best ways to explore exotic ports of call. However, this is not always the case.

Cruise ship lines are responsible for the safety of the watercraft and have to make sure no hazardous conditions that may cause injury to its passengers exist. Moreover, cruise companies are obliged to ensure their ships are in good working order and their personnel are properly trained.

Accidents can occur due to lack of proper maintenance, negligence on the part of staff members, inadequacy of safety equipment and emergency precautions, and/or not properly trained employees, all of these may ensure the liability of cruise ship owners. 

Food poisoning, often referred to as foodborne illness, is a particular kind of illness caused by food that has been contaminated by microbes or pathogens. If you or a member of your family are a victim of food poisoning, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for food poisoning contracted on a cruise ship.

Car Accident Abroad in Italy compensation claims

Causes of car accidents are the same all over the world: lack of concentration, distraction or driving under the influence of alcohol. Car accidents normally results in pain, emotional distress and a loss of earnings for the people involved, which has a negative impact upon that person's holiday and, ultimately, on their everyday life.

If you have an accident in Italy, either as the driver, as a passenger or as a pedestrian, and you can prove it was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the driver or their insurance company, whatever the extent of your injuries.

Why choose Giambrone?

Whatever the cause of your injury whilst on holiday in Italy, you may be entitled to make a holiday compensation claim.

The lawyers within the Personal Injury and Insurance teams at Giambrone have an extensive expertise and experience in compensation claims concerning visitors and tourists that have experienced an injury while visiting Italy. Over a decade of activity, Giambrone has managed to ensure most claimants were granted the compensation they were entitled to.

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