Working Abroad Accidents

Nobody wants to fall ill on holiday, but depending on how seriously ill you are, your trip could be ruined and you could still be ill after you return home. If that illness is someone else’s fault, for example your travel provider has been negligent and the hotel where you stayed hasn’t cooked your meals properly then you may be able to claim for compensation.  Below, we have answered some of the most common questions asked by clients wanting to peruse a holiday illness claim.

What can I do if I think I suffered food poisoning while on holiday abroad?

 

 If you suffered from food poisoning while on holiday then your tour operator can be held responsible. It is their duty after all to make sure that their venues are safe and clean for their customers. If they are not and you become ill you may be entitled to compensation.

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Our team of highly trained personal injury solicitors can lead you through the claims process.

If you went on an all-inclusive package holiday then your holiday is protected by the regulations. It will be stated on your confirmation invoice whether or not you booked a package holiday.

If you suffer an illness abroad you can claim compensation for your own illness. You can also act on behalf of your children if they are under the age of 16, and anyone who lacks the capacity to manage their own legal case.

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How long do I have to make a claim?

 

A claim must be made within three years from the date of the illness. If you went on a cruise, booked anything other than a package holiday or it was your child who suffered then your solicitor will advise you what time limits apply.

 Common Bacterial Infections

  • Salmonella
  • E.Coli
  • Campylobacter

 What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pains
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Aching muscles
  • Chills and/or fever

What makes you ill?

  • Food being served lukewarm
  • Food not being cooked properly for example raw chicken.
  • Food that has been left standing too long
  • Ice which has not being prepared properly
  • Files and insects contaminating food.

 

Examples of the compensation you could claim

  • Holiday experiences – the period of time that the holiday was ruined due to illness.
  • Holiday enjoyment – if you didn’t enjoy the holiday due to you being ill.
  • Loss of earnings – money you could have earned but didn’t because you were ill can be claimed.
  • Future loss of earnings – this can include future earnings because you are still ill or any pension that is lost due to the illness
  • Personal expenses – this could include medical costs or travel insurance excess that you had to pay due to being ill.

 

I didn’t have travel insurance can I still claim?

Yes. Booking a package holiday means that you have additional protections when you go abroad and things go wrong.

 

How likely am I to be successful?

The success of your claim depends on what we can prove. Your solicitor will advise you once they have evaluated your claim.

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