Holiday Accidents & Illnesses – compensation claims

Holiday sickness

According to recent statistics, around 70% of Brits take at least one holiday in the UK and more than half take at least one holiday abroad. Although the purpose of most holidays is to relax and enjoy yourself, possibly whilst exploring new parts of the world, some people return home feeling more stressed than when they set off, often due to holiday illness.

Many tourists suffer health problems such as food poisoning caused by poor hygiene practices in restaurants, pick up bugs such as the norovirus or acquire bacterial infections from dirty hotel pools. Some holidaymakers even suffer carbon monoxide poisoning when staying in hotels or bed and breakfasts with badly maintained gas appliances.

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer from an illness while on holiday, you will know how it can ruin the whole experience and leave a bitter taste in the mouth. The good news is that you can often claim compensation if your illness was the result of a negligence of a tour operator or hotelier.

Accidents on holiday

Whether you’re travelling abroad or within the UK, if you’re involved in an accident this can often mean that you have to cut your holiday short. If you’re seriously injured you may have to spend some time in hospital, and medical expenses overseas can be extremely high. So it’s worth talking to an expert holiday accident lawyer to find out what you can claim.

Many of the accidents which occur on holiday may be similar to those that can happen in everyday life, such as road traffic accidents and slips and trips. However, people are more susceptible to accidents in foreign locations, particularly because of different rules on the roads. Furthermore, certain holidays involve sporting or adventure activities – such as skiing or bungee jumping – which can be dangerous if not correctly managed. Finally, although air travel is one of the safest forms of transport, many passengers can suffer from a range of minor accidents.

How to claim compensation for holiday accidents and illnesses

The personal injury team at CH Legal has a wealth of experience helping holidaymakers, who have been injured on their travels or suffered an illness, to secure compensation payments. Our friendly lawyers will assess any claims you may have and advise you on the best way forward. To have a chat with a member of our team, get in touch with Thomas Phillips or call 0845 4786 354.