How to make a successful holiday illness compensation claim

If you’ve fallen ill on a package holiday abroad in the last 3 years, you could be entitled to receive thousands of pounds in holiday illness compensation.

Here at HolidayIllnessClaims, our specialist solicitors have a wealth of experience helping people whose holidays were ruined by sickness receive the maximum compensation they deserve.

By contacting our market-leading team of solicitors, you can quickly discover whether you will be entitled to bring a claim for holiday illness.

So if your package holiday has been ruined by sickness lasting for more than 7 days in the past 3 years, call the experts at HolidayIllnessClaims on 0800 01 54321.

Your guide to receiving holiday illness compensation

Here at HolidayIllnessClaims, we want to make the process of bringing a holiday illness compensation claim as simple as possible.

From the moment you contact one of our legal experts right through to when your case is settled, our holiday sickness solicitors will be there to guide you through the process, offering advice every step of the way.

Below, you can find information on how the expert holiday illness solicitors at HolidayIllnessClaims can help you make a successful compensation claim.

Are you legally entitled to compensation?

The first step in any claim is to discover whether you have a legal right to compensation.

Anyone who has fallen ill on a package holiday in the last 3 years is protected by the Package Travel Regulations 1992. Under these regulations, a tour operator is liable for any failings in hygiene or food standards at a hotel they promote.

This means that you could be legally entitled to receive compensation if your holiday illness:

  • Happened in the last 3 years;
  • Occurred during an all-inclusive package holiday;
  • Lasted for more than 7 days; and
  • Was caused by poor food or hygiene standards at your hotel.

Here at HolidayIllnessClaims, we have a wealth of experience successfully recovering compensation from tour operators including TUI (formerly Thomson Holidays), Thomas Cook, First Choice, Jet2, Airtours and many more.

You can find more information on receiving compensation from your tour operator here.

What types of illness can you claim holiday compensation for?

Here at HolidayIllnessClaims, we regularly assist holidaymakers in receiving compensation after suffering symptoms of illness including:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • High temperature
  • Fatigue

These symptoms may be associated with illnesses such as Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, E coli, Giardiasis, Salmonella or Shigella.

How much could your compensation be worth?

Although every claim is different and the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the individual circumstances of your illness, there are guidelines in place on the compensation you could receive.

Below, you can see the latest guidelines for personal injury cases relating to sickness:

£31,120 £43,890  Severe toxicosis causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, and fever, requiring hospital admission for some days or weeks and some continuing incontinence, haemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome, having a significant impact on ability to work and enjoyment of life.

£7,980 £16,060  Serious but short lived food poisoning, diarrhoea and vomiting diminishing over two to four weeks with some remaining discomfort and disturbance of bowel function and impact on sex life and enjoyment of food over a few years. Any symptoms having these consequences and lasting for longer, even indefinitely, are likely to merit an award between the top of this bracket and the bottom of the bracket above.

£3,300 £7,980  Food poisoning causing significant discomfort, stomach cramps, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Hospital admission for some days with symptoms lasting for a few weeks but complete recovery within a year or two.

£770 £3,300  Varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps, and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks.

In addition to the amount that you can claim for General Damages, that is pain, suffering and loss of amenity of your illness, you can also claim for the days of your holiday ruined by illness and the loss of enjoyment of the holiday, lost earnings and the cost of medical treatment abroad and any other reasonable financial losses incurred as a result of your illness.

To talk to one of our experienced holiday claims advisers about what your claim could be worth, call us now on 0800 01 54321.

What evidence do you need to make a holiday sickness claim?

If you have fallen ill on holiday, there are several steps you can take to help you make a claim on your return home. This includes:

  • Reporting your illness to the tour operator;
  • Asking for a copy of a medical report for any treatment you receive;
  • Keeping receipts for any medical or travel expenses you incur; and
  • Speaking to other guests at your hotel to find out if anyone else has been affected.

If you are aware of other people who have fallen ill at your hotel, you may be able to make your claim as a group. A group holiday illness claim can significantly strengthen your claim as it becomes much more difficult for the tour operator to deny liability for the outbreak of sickness.

You can read more about making a group holiday compensation claim here.

Make your holiday claim on a no win no fee basis

When you make a claim with the specialist holiday sickness solicitors at HolidayIllnessClaims, you can bring your claim on a no win no fee basis.

This means that even if your claim is unsuccessful, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will not be left out of pocket.

You can read more on our no win no fee policy here.

Why choose the specialist solicitors at HolidayIllnessClaims?

Here at HolidayIllnessClaims, we have already helped people across the UK receive millions of pounds in compensation after outbreaks of sickness on holiday.

Our holiday sickness solicitors will be there to deal directly with your tour operator on your behalf, from bringing the initial letter of claim right through to negotiating the best possible settlement for you.

You will be kept up to date throughout the entire process of your claim and our dedicated legal experts will always be available to answer any question you have.

How to contact our specialist team

If you’d like to talk to one of our expert holiday claims advisers about how we can help you, call us now on 0800 01 54321.

Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call back with a member of our team, simply complete our holiday illness enquiry form here.