Latest News July 2013 – First Choice face compensation claims for suspected salmonella food poisoning following several confirmed cases of bacterial infections concerning children returning from the Holiday Village Manar in Tunisia. Simpson Millars travel law team has been instructed by several families claiming that their children contracted the salmonella illness whilst recently on holiday at the Manar.
Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims lawyers regularly recover compensation for those unfortunately holidaymakers and their families who contract sickness at the Holiday Village Manar. If you were exposed to E coli – Campylobacter – Salmonella or another bug known to cause food poisoning call our experts today on 0808 145 1353
Sold as a 5 star beachfront complex with style ‘down to a T’, the Holiday Village Manar is First Choice’s ultimate family holiday. Located just 5 miles from Hammamet, this all inclusive and self-contained holiday complex offers everything from water slides, splash pools, al a carte restaurants, non-stop kids clubs …..the ‘whole relaxation shebang.’
These hotels abroad which are based on the Butlins or Pontins concept are really popular with UK holidaymakers, but what happens if things go wrong?
Simpson Millar Solicitors are your first choice holiday experts for food poisoning claims in Tunisia. Recently our holiday law team has successfully settled the following claims for holidaymakers who stayed at the Holiday Village Manar:
Salmonella is one of the most common holiday bugs contracted by the victims of food poisoning. The holiday bug is often linked to the consumption of contamined poultry, shellfish, eggs and unpasteurized milk. Children can be badly affected by the illness and travellers returning from the Holiday Village Manar should ensure any ill children remain hydrated to avoid complications.
A District Judge at Guildford County Court recently approved the compensation settlement agreed between First Choice and Mr S. from Crawley for his son’s E coli O157 illness claim. Master S. developed classic symptoms of food poisoning whilst staying at the Holiday Village Manar, and following negotiations between the First Choice and Simpson Millar his child recovered damages amounting to £4281.00.
Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Accident and Illness Manager said:
“First Choice Holidays were fortunate as E coli O157 can cause serious illness amongst children. Fortunately, the bout of illness suffered by Master S. was self-limiting and this child did not go on to suffer a secondary condition such as milk intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome. Others holidaymakers subjected to E coli O157 may not be so lucky!”
Campylobacter is one of a number of causes of food poisoning which has affected First Choice’s customers staying at the Holiday Village Manar recently. The majority of travel cases occur as isolated events, making it difficult for travellers to recover appropriate compensation
Mr & Mrs R. from County Durham recently agreed to accept £6,000 for a short term illness which affected the end of their holiday. Mrs. R had been diagnosed with Campylobacter following her stay at the Holiday Village Manar and was ill for several days.
Holidaymakers returning from the Holiday Village Manar ill are advised to seek advice from a specialist travel lawyer before accepting any compensation or indeed before liaising with the tour operator in writing.
Tour operators’ legal teams and their insurers are known to take advantage of the general public's lack of legal knowledge and skill. Contact a solicitor to ensure you get the right level of compensation for your illness!
First Choice and insurers generally are known to make offers of compensation without any medical evidence and this practice needs to stop. Children are being under compensated for their injuries, as the tour operators staff are geared to avoid court approval aimed at protecting the interests of minors. Whilst such settlements are not legally binding, many parents walk away have accepted compensation for illness at a fraction of the claims true valuation.
It is not uncommon for Simpson Millar to obtain more than 10 times the compensation offered by First Choice directly to its customers when we become involved.
Phone Simpson Millar LLP’s Holiday Illness team today if you have suffered from classic symptoms of food poisoning – diarrhoea – abdominal cramps and fever whilst staying at the Holiday Village Manar! If you are aware of a Holiday Village or another hotel in Tunisia where guests have been ill please tell us and we will investigate.
Those holidaymakers subjected to the holiday bugs: Campylobacter, E. coli food or Salmonella poisoning or a water-borne parasite such as Cryptosporidium or Giardia at the Holiday Village Manar are entitled to claim compensation. Simpson Millar's lawyers specialise in achieving excellent results for our clients.