Thompsons can help you establish who is to blame for your injuries at the beach and if there is someone who can be blamed, help you make a claim against them.


Getting support following accidents on the beach can be difficult, which is why you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.

We have a specialist unit that works exclusively on holiday injuries and with nearly 100 years of experience of running and winning personal injury claims, Thompsons can help you make a claim for compensation.

Our lawyers will review your case to see if you have a valid claim for compensation and gather the evidence needed to fight and make sure they win you the best possible claim outcome.

If you have been injured at the beach while on holiday and believe you are not at fault, contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 for legal advice to start your claim. Alternatively, you can fill in our online claim form and one of our solicitors will get back to you.

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1. What type of injuries can I claim for from an accident on the beach?

Whether you have sustained injuries from beach umbrellas or broken your ankle from running on the beach barefoot including cutting yourself on materials hidden beneath the sand, you may be entitled to make a claim if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Beach-related injuries such as slips, trips and falls which result in broken bones and sprains can be caused by unsafe conditions at the beach, faulty sports equipment, and not being warned of any hazardous objects or the danger of swimming in the sea.

If you’re not sure whether you have a case for making a claim, get in touch with Thompsons as soon as possible to seek legal advice.

2. What should I do if I had an accident on a beach in a foreign country?

If you are injured in a beach accident in a foreign country, you should get medical treatment immediately. You’ll also need to report your beach accident or injury to the hotel staff or travel representative and log it in a relevant accident book where available. This will help to support your claim when compiling evidence back home.

It’s important to keep receipts for any expenses incurred as it may be possible to claim these back in your compensation claim.

Lastly, you should seek legal support as soon as possible. Our friendly solicitors are on hand to provide free legal advice should you wish to make a claim for an accident on the beach.

3. How much compensation will I get from an accident on the beach?

The amount of compensation you can expect from a beach accident depends on the individual case. Compensation is calculated by the severity of your accident and the impact your injuries have had on your daily life. Our lawyers will also take into the account the financial losses and medical expenses incurred from your injuries.

4. Can I claim for a beach accident that happened while on holiday in the UK?

Yes. If you have had an accident on the beach while on holiday in the UK in the last three years and if we can show someone else was to blame for your accident, then you are eligible to make a claim.
Your claim for an accident on the beach will be dealt with in the same way as any other holiday-related claim.

5. How long do I have to make a claim for an accident on the beach?

You have three years from the date of your accident on the beach to make a claim. The sooner you seek legal advice; the quicker Thompsons can help you to secure compensation.

6. Is making a claim for an accident on the beach expensive?

No. We believe your financial circumstances shouldn’t affect your entitlement to make a claim for an accident on the beach.

At Thompsons Solicitors, we have different options available to fund your claim. If you’re a trade union member, then you and your family are entitled to free legal representation and support from our specialists. We also provide a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement for non-trade union members who are injured and wish to make a claim.

Find out more information about our finance options on our fees and payment page.

7. What’s the process of making a claim for an accident on the beach?

If you have sustained an injury from an accident on the beach that wasn’t your fault, contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 to make a claim or complete our online claim form. Our lawyers will work with you to gather the evidence needed to fight your case for compensation.

Read more about our tips on better avoiding holiday accidents on our #TraveSafe campaign page.