Ian Jenkins Chartered Legal Executive

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“Ian provided a very skilful and excellent service in a most helpful and efficient manner. I was kept regularly informed and was advised well throughout.”

Mr H Hampshire
Ian is a Legal executive in our Travel team

He has experience in a wide range of travel litigation claims, but is particularly experienced in dealing with road traffic accident claims abroad. 

Ian helps Brits in their compensation claims abroad. He also helps people from overseas who are making claims in the UK. In addition, Ian deals with contractual disputes involving boats and helps clients obtain compensation following boating collisions. 

Significant experience 

Just a few examples of Ian's experience to date include:

  • Package holiday claims: successfully obtained £10,000 in compensation for client who suffered legionnaires whilst on holiday in Italy; also obtained £1,500.00 in compensation from the UK Tour Operator as a result of suffering from bed bug bites whilst staying at a hotel in Mallorca
  • Slips, trips and falls abroad: successfully recovered €14,229.09 in compensation following a tripping accident in Belgium
  • Road traffic accidents abroad: successfully settled a whiplash injury claim following a road traffic accident in Spain
  • Illness abroad: successfully settled a number of food poisoning claims, including Salmonella, as well as claims for other types of diseases such as Legionnaires
  • Contractual disputes involving Sale of Goods and the Supply of Goods and Services Act

Other expertise

Before specialising in Travel litigation claims, Ian gained experience in general litigation, employers' liability and public liability claims.  

“Although going to court is a stressful situation it was made easier by Ian Jenkins' support and hard work.”

S.E.Heaton Wright Berkshire

Ian’s Blog

Common causes of illnesses abroad

BL Claims have recently been instructed by a family in respect of making a possible claim for compensation for contracting gastroenteritis and ear infections during a holiday in Ibiza, Spain in mid August 2015.

Narrow boat
Compensation for poor workmanship on boat

Recently, BL Claims helped Mr S to recover damages following work carried out to his boat.

Articles by Ian

Family claim compensation for holiday ruined by illness

Case study

BL Claims was appointed by a family of 4 who wanted to pursue a compensation claim for illness whilst staying at a hotel in Turkey in June 2015.

Successful claim following contraction of Legionnaires pneumonia in Italy

Case study

In 2015 - 3 British tourists died from legionnaires allegedly as a result of staying at the same hotel in Costa Blanca. Legionnaires can be fatal, particularly with older people with weaker immune systems.

Gastroenteritis claim

Case study

BL Claims were instructed by a lady in respect of making a possible claim for compensation for contracting gastroenteritis during a holiday in Benidorm, Spain

Related Knowledge & Resources

Crackdown on faking illness for compensation

Tour operators have taken action against tourists who make fraudulent food poisoning claims abroad. The actions include banning British tourists from all-inclusive holidays or dramatically increasing the prices by 15%.

Table tennis tumble

Our client broke his hip while playing table tennis due to a gap in the floor whilst on a package holiday.

Brexit - A travel claims lawyer's perspective

How will the Brexit vote affect travel claims? Whilst the UK has voted to leave the EU, it is not clear as to what that exit will look like or as to how we will construe the laws that we have adopted over the last 40 years.

Tips and advice for the winter sports season

The snow sports season is a time for fun but remember to keep yourself safe. Here are some hints and tips to ensure you stay within the laws.

FAQs Travel Accidents and Injuries

Frequently Asked Questions when making a Travel Accident and Injury claim.