If you have experienced symptoms of illness and believe that your illness has come from your Ocho Rios hotel then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your holiday illness. Typically, illnesses contracted from overseas hotels are the result of poor hygiene or cleanliness, causing symptoms of diarrhoea, sickness, lethargy or nausea amongst unsuspecting travellers.
When you travel overseas on a package holiday your stay is protected by the provisions of the Package Travel Regulations 1992. This means that a claim for compensation can be brought against your tour operator in the UK. This is usually much easier than bringing a claim in Jamaica.
If you have been ill in the last 3 years, travelled on a regulated package holiday and believe that your illness came from your holiday accommodation, contact Simpson Millar without delay to see if you can make a ‘No Win No Fee’ claim.
Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or drop us a line using the form above
Ocho Rios is located on the North coast of Jamaica and was a fishing village prior to becoming a popular tourist destination. It is believed, although not known, that Ocho Rios was the place that Christopher Columbus first set foot on land. Columbus Park is located just outside of the resort.
Holidaymakers are particularly susceptible to contracting illness bugs and parasites if their hotel fails to comply with reasonable hygiene practices. Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter, Salmonella, E-coli, Giardiasis and Shigella are examples of infections that can be contracted where there is a lack of reasonable hygiene or cleanliness.
Simpson Millar’s holiday and travel law experts monitor and watch the following hotel’s for indications of illness outbreaks and the presence of illness bugs.
Campylobacter Fact: Campylobacter is often associated with the consumption of undercooked meat and poultry and the ingestion of contaminated water. It can cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps and fever.
If you have suffered illness since returning home from your Jamaican holiday contact our Travel and Holiday Lawyers to see if you are entitled to recover compensation. In many cases your claim can be brought on a “no win no fee” basis and our experts will discuss the claims process with you in detail.
To see if you can bring a claim for compensation please dial 0808 145 1353 and speak to our holiday law experts. Alternatively, you can contact us using our web enquiry service.