Holiday Illness Claims

Unfortunately incidents of illness whilst on holiday are not uncommon and can often ruin trips both at home and abroad. YouClaim have a strong track record of winning compensation for illnesses developed whilst on holiday. If you have suffered any form of holiday illness that was due to the negligence of another party, such as your tour operator, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Who is responsible for your health?

If you are taken ill during a holiday organize by a tour operator they can be held responsible for your illness. For example if you are served food that is unfit for human consumption and become ill as a consequence it is your tour operator who is responsible.  

Common causes of ilness

  • Meat not being cooked thoroughly
  • Food handlers touching and preparing food without washing hands
  • Food that has been reheated or left standing for far too long
  • Food poisoning from out of date food
  • Flies and insects contaminating food
  • Birds and other animals being permitted to contaminate food service areas
  • Salads and fruit washed in tap water
  • Use of ice which has not been prepared using filtered water

Common illnesses

There are several illnesses that can be contracted whilst on holiday and their symptoms can include from vomiting, fever, diarrhea, stomach cramps and fatigue. Illnesses can come from a number of sources and can sometimes be very infectious. Ilnesses are caused by bacterial infections such as:

  • Salmonella
  • E.Coli
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidiu

Other causes of illness include legionnaires' disease, tropical diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, bites from poisonous creatures and food poisoning.

Get in touch with YouClaim

If you have contracted an illness while on holiday then contact YouClaim today to see if you are eligible to make a holiday illness claim. To speak to one of our expert lawyers, simply call us on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively use our e-chat service or our online enquiry form.

Our experienced claim advisors will put you in touch with the personal injury solicitor best suited to your case who will talk you through each stage of the claims process, with the aim of getting you the compensation you deserve. 

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