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Aspect of Holiday Sickness

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Aspects of Holiday Sickness

The Package Travel Regulations 1992 covers those who have fallen ill on a holiday after purchasing a holiday package or an all-inclusive holiday from a UK tour operator. The regulations defines a "holiday package" as a pre-arranged combination of at least two of the following components when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than 24 hours or includes overnight:

  • Travel e.g. flights
  • Accommodation i.e. hotels
  • Any other tourist┬áservices accounting for a significant proportion of the package

Common Causes of Holiday Sickness

Food Poisoning is one of the greatest causes of holiday sickness. Many tourists suffer from it due to eating at restaurants which are not very efficient at managing food hygiene. Some of the main causes of food poisoning are as follows:
  • Uncooked food
  • Food prepared on unclean surfaces
  • Food that is incorrectly handled or contaminated by food handlers
  • Ice served in drinks using unsafe tap water
  • Unsafe tap water being served

Other Causes of Holiday Sickness

Causes of holiday sickness is not only confined to a restaurant, but you can also get infected by other means:
  • Poorly maintained swimming pools i.e. inadequate levels of chlorine, poor personal hygiene of other tourists
  • Lack of hygiene in hotel rooms i.e. dirty bed sheets, bed bugs, dust and insects in the room, bacteri...
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a/fungi in certain areas of the room.
  • Lack of hygiene in toilets, either public toilets or en-suite for the hotel room
  • For any of the above reasons, you may be eligible to make a claim.
    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.

    For more information on holiday sickness claims, get in touch with us on 01772 25 22 22 or request a call back or simply fill the form, and our expert team will get back to you and give you the suitable legal advice.