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Making a claim for an accident or illness in Costa Rica

Unfortunately, hundreds of tourists every year don’t have such a positive experience of Costa Rica. An accident, injury or sudden bout of illness can turn a dream trip to Central America into a nightmare, with the whole family thousands of miles from home and desperately seeking medical treatment, when they should be enjoying their break.

If that sounds painfully familiar, get in touch with Your Legal Friend. We can help you to make a holiday compensation claim if your holiday has been ruined by an accident or illness that wasn’t your fault. Whether you slipped next to a poorly maintained hotel pool, were injured in a collision on the roads or fell ill with food poisoning from contaminated food, we could help you win the compensation you deserve.

At Your Legal Friend, we have over thirty years’ experience in personal injury compensation, a 95% success rate, and we’ve secured over £200,000,000 in compensation for our clients in the last ten years alone. Our expert team of specialist personal injury solicitors can help you win the compensation you deserve for your ruined holiday.

We’ll take the stress out of your legal action, supporting you throughout your claim and fighting to get you the maximum compensation. Our no-win, no-fee guarantee means you don’t have to worry about paying upfront legal fees, giving you extra peace of mind while you pursue your claim.

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Our holiday illness team have years of experience pursuing claims on behalf of disappointed holidaymakers.

Our Costa Rica holiday claims expert team.

At Your Legal Friend, our experienced holiday sickness solicitors will review your case for holiday illness compensation and take you step by step through the process of pursuing your holiday sickness claim.

If you’d like advice as to whether you might be able to pursue a holiday illness claim, either call our freephone number or submit your details through the form on this page and we’ll be in touch to schedule a phone call at a time that’s convenient for you. If you decide that you’d like to start a claim, one of our lawyers will be able to tell you whether you can enter into a No Win, No Fee agreement*. A ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement means that in the event your claim is unsuccessful, and you have co-operated fully with us throughout, you won’t have to pay any legal costs, so there’s no financial risk to you.

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For an informal, confidential chat with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, call us now on 0151 550 5228(calls free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

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There are many people injured in accidents each year through no fault of their own and the circumstances will be different in each instance. Our team has extensive experience of successfully managing a wide range of personal injury claims, so we can help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

Alison Saul

Director of Personal Injury

What our customers say

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“I found the staff to be friendly, helpful, courteous and they kept me well informed on a regular basis”

Mrs. Vora,
Loughborough

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“They acted in a sympathetic and professional manner and resolved my case very efficiently”

Mr Dowse
Leeds

  For a confidential chat, call one of our experts today 0151 550 5228

10 simple steps to claim

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Obtaining a full description of your accident or illness
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Obtaining your medical records
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Contacting the company responsible for your accident or illness
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Arranging your medical assessment
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Collating details of your financial loss
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Negotiating the maximum settlement possibleProviding you with our valuation of your losses
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Sending your valuation to the other party's insurer
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Providing you with our valuation of your lossesNegotiating the maximum settlement possible
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Issuing Court proceedings
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Sending you your compensation payment

Your questions... answered

What are some accidents or illnesses that can occur in Costa Rica?

Beaches, banana plantains, jungle, treks, waterfalls and mountains; Costa Rica really has it all and is the perfect place for all styles of holidays from glamping to hotel resorts and tree-top hideaways. Both the coastal areas and the interior of the island are filled with a range of activities from jet skis and rappelling down cliff faces to ATV riding, jungle hikes and canopy zip lines.

Unfortunately accidents do happen and quickly take the fun out of a family holiday.

Trips, slips and falls

Jungle flooring, waterfalls and even a wet marble floor at your hotel are all potential slip or trip hazards. It only takes one fall, a sprained ankle or cracked rib to ruin a holiday.

Rappelling Accidents

Clambering down hundreds of feet of sheer cliff face is certainly not without its dangers. Jagged edges, faulty equipment and ignored instructions are all accidents waiting to happen.

ATV Accidents

Despite their sturdy appearance, what can happen when driving at top speed down bumpy tracks is anyone’s guess and even experienced riders are not without risk to themselves and others. ATVs have been known to easily overturn. Even the jolts and bangs from the uneven ground are enough to cause acute whiplash and permanent back pain. Overturning, however, can be fatal.

Sunburn and dehydration

Severe sunburn and dehydration are ever present dangers, especially for those on tours for full days.

Riptides

Never underestimate the power of water. Those who are not strong swimmers, venture outside their depth or do not wear proper lifesaving clothing can easily get caught in a strong current.

Food poisoning and travel bugs

Illness or virus from food is always a possibility when abroad and Costa Rica is no different. Unclean water or food that has not been properly cooked can lead to a range of diseases from Salmonella and E-Coli to Shigella.

 

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Beaches, banana plantains, jungle, treks, waterfalls and mountains; Costa Rica really has it all and is the perfect place for all styles of holidays from glamping to hotel resorts and tree-top hideaways. Both the coastal areas and the interior of the island are filled with a range of activities from jet skis and rappelling down cliff faces to ATV riding, jungle hikes and canopy zip lines.

Unfortunately accidents do happen and quickly take the fun out of a family holiday.

Trips, slips and falls

Jungle flooring, waterfalls and even a wet marble floor at your hotel are all potential slip or trip hazards. It only takes one fall, a sprained ankle or cracked rib to ruin a holiday.

Rappelling Accidents

Clambering down hundreds of feet of sheer cliff face is certainly not without its dangers. Jagged edges, faulty equipment and ignored instructions are all accidents waiting to happen.

ATV Accidents

Despite their sturdy appearance, what can happen when driving at top speed down bumpy tracks is anyone’s guess and even experienced riders are not without risk to themselves and others. ATVs have been known to easily overturn. Even the jolts and bangs from the uneven ground are enough to cause acute whiplash and permanent back pain. Overturning, however, can be fatal.

Sunburn and dehydration

Severe sunburn and dehydration are ever present dangers, especially for those on tours for full days.

Riptides

Never underestimate the power of water. Those who are not strong swimmers, venture outside their depth or do not wear proper lifesaving clothing can easily get caught in a strong current.

Food poisoning and travel bugs

Illness or virus from food is always a possibility when abroad and Costa Rica is no different. Unclean water or food that has not been properly cooked can lead to a range of diseases from Salmonella and E-Coli to Shigella.

 

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