Unfortunately many people find that their overseas trips are ruined by illness, typically from food poisoning. What is even more unfortunate is that often, these people do not realise that they are entitled to compensation from holiday sickness claims.
The lower standards of hygiene and food safety at many destinations that are popular with Brits on package-holiday deals, sometimes means that what was supposed to be an idyllic fortnight away can turn into a nightmare of sickness and diarrhoea.
Holidays Illness caused by Food Poisoning
Food poisoning can ruin your break, and the situation is worse if your friends and family have also been affected. Been stuck in your hotel room, or even a hospital ward, probably isn’t what you had in mind when you were booking your holiday.
If you have been unlucky enough to contract food poisoning whilst on holiday, even if the illness only lasted for three days, you will be entitled to claim for compensation for the distress this has caused you.
Typical Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Some of the symptoms you may have experienced if you’ve contracted food poisoning include;
- Sickness and vomiting
- Stomach pains and cramps
- Nausea and light headedness
- Changes in temperature or fever
Usually, the unpleasant symptoms of food poisoning that you may be a victim of whilst on holiday won’t last more than a few weeks at most. However, in some very serious cases a particularly extreme bout could result in more long term health complications;
- IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
- Increased blood pressure
- Kidney failure
If you have experienced serious health problems as a result of food poisoning whilst on holiday, then you will be able to claim significantly higher levels of holiday sickness compensation.
Successful Claims for Holiday Sickness Compensation – No win, No fee
Our solicitors have been successful in securing compensation for many clients who have made holiday sickness claims. We’ve taken on major tour operators and package holiday companies who’ve sent their guests to resorts where poor standards of hygiene have resulted in food poisoning and a ruined holiday.
If you instruct Carter Law to handle your holiday sickness compensation claim, then rest assured that you stand to lose nothing, as we operate these cases on an entirely no win, no fee basis.
If you claim Is unsuccessful, you don’t pay a penny and if you do, you’ll keep all of your compensation as we can recover our costs from the tour operators insurers.
Start Your Holiday Illness Claim Today
If you’d like further information about making a holiday illness claim, or wish to speak to speak to a solicitor to find out whether you’re entitle to compensation for your food poisoning, then do not hesitate to contact Carter Law today.