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    Campylobacter Compensation

    Camplyobacter is a form of food poisoning and is one of the most common forms of holiday illness. The cause of campylobacter is food and drink not being prepared hygienically. If your holiday was a package holiday then you may be able to claim compensation. When you go on holiday the standards of food safety might not be the same in the UK and this could lead you to becoming ill.


    Can I claim compensation?

    While you are on holiday it is your tour operators job to make sure that you are safe and well. If you booked your holiday as part of a package deal (you paid one price for your flights, hotel, meals etc) then you will be covered by The Package Travel Regulations 1992 this legislation allows you to make a claim against your tour operator.

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    What are the symptoms of campylobacter?

    Some of the symptoms of campylobacter are:

    • Nausea
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Diarrhoea

    Campylobacter can take two to five days to incubate which could mean that you could be home before you become ill. Once you start getting symptoms they should last for between 2 and 7 days.

    Where am I most likely to suffer from campylobacter?

    Campylobacter is not exclusive to any particular country. However there are some countries where you might be at an increased risk. These countries are:

    • Cuba
    • Egypt
    • Dominican Republic
    • Mexico

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    What should I do if I suffer from camplyobacter abroad?

    If you become ill because of camplyobacter then you should always seek medical attention. You should also make details about where you stayed and the conditions at the hotel. You should also make notes about the details of your illness the treatment you received and any expenses you have incurred.


    What can I claim compensation for?

    You can claim compensation for any expenses incurred while you were on holiday such as medical bills, you can also claim compensation for loss of earnings if you couldn’t work after you returned home from holiday. Your lawyer will be able to advise you what you can claim compensation for when they know the individual details of your case.


    How long do I have to claim compensation?

    You have three years after the date you first became ill to claim compensation. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as you are able too, to start your claim.


    How much compensation can I claim?

    The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the individual circumstances of your illness. Your lawyer will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.


    How long can a claim take?

    This is dependent on the circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.


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