What is Holiday Sickness?
Have you ever been on a holiday and fallen ill due to food poisoning? Or have you suffered from disease due to poor facilities at your hotel?
Holiday Sickness involves illness and disease due to the facilities and services that are provided to you whilst you are on holiday. Holidays are meant to be relaxing, enjoyable and memorable, but becoming sick due to poor facilities or services provided can really ruin your experience. These services could include anything from travelling on flights to eating at restaurants or even staying over at the hotel. You have the right to claim for compensation if you do not get treated well as a customer.
Holidays are usually bought as a package consisting of at least two services i.e. flights, hotels or other holiday services, with an all-inclusive price. However, they can also be bought individually. But in the case of buying an all-inclusive package, it is the responsibility of the holiday package provider to provide you with services that are clean and hygienic. The package provider should ensure that the services offered to their customers are offered with health and safety in mind. However, if they fail to do so, and you have suffered from an illness because of it, you may be eligible to make a claim directly against the package providerEnquire now
If your holiday was not bought as a package, but rather you individually booked your flights and hotels seperately, then it may be slightly more difficult to make a claim. However, it is still possible to make the claim as long as you find the hotel, restaurant or service you are claiming against. There could possibly be a language barrier which could make it more difficult too. But if need be, you can always ask a solicitor like us if you get stuck!
If you do decide to make a claim, you must do so within 3 years from the date of the sickness. If you did not suffer sickness but rather suffered other losses then you can make your claim within 6 years after the incident. For a claim involving children, claims must be made within 3 years of their 18th birthday. Exceeding these time scales means you may not be eligible to claim compensation, so you may want to make your decision fast.
We cannot give you back the time you lost due to your illness or disease, but we can surely claim back the compensation you deserve!
We understand that you may have lost valuable time due to your illness which you could have spent sightseeing or spending time with your loved ones, but due to sickness, were not able to carry them forward instead having to change your plans. Though it is not possible to give you the time back, it IS possible to claim compensation to do you justice. It is always worthwhile to contact a high quality solicitor to make sure you get justice, and we do exactly that. We believe in providing our clients with the utmost satisfaction and provide them with the compensation they deserve as fast as possible.
For a free consultation about a holiday sickness compensation claim, call our No Win No Fee solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you. When you contact us, you don't have to start your holiday sickness claim immediately. So, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your holiday sickness was a tour operator's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the guidance and information, which you need to establish your claim and we ensure you that we will not force you to start a claim.