Many people return from holiday having experienced symptoms of diarrhoea, sickness and stomach cramps having unknowingly contracted an illness bug such as Salmonella E. Coli or Campylobacter Where this is the case, it may be possible to claim holiday compensation.
Package Holidays are legally governed by the 1992 Package Travel Regulations. These regulations allow travellers to claim compensation from the tour operator if an illness is contracted due to the hotel’s fault. Such illnesses are regularly caused by poor cleanliness or hygiene standards. Reasonable care should be taken to prevent holidaymakers: eating undercooked food; serving food at unhygienic temperatures; allowing food to become contaminated; and failing to disinfect and maintain toilet facilities/drainage systems.
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The resort of Jandia is situated on a low lying peninsula of fine white sand. It is a relaxing resort enjoying fine modern accommodation for a relaxing holiday.
Poor swimming pool maintenance can often allow the parasitic illness “Cryptosporidium” to spread across a hotel whereas other illnesses such as Salmonella, E-coli and Campylobacter are usually foodborne and caused by poor food hygiene practices. We therefore monitor hotels abroad for indications of illness.
E. coli Fact: This 'bug' is the name of the bacterium in the family, Enterbacteriaceae, named Escerishia (Genus) coli (Species). A small amount of the bacteria in a healthy human intestine are represented by E. coli – the so called good bacteria!
Simpson Millar’s Specialist Travel Lawyers can help you if you have suffered from illness and believe that the illness was caused by poor hotel standards or practices. For free advice as to whether you can make a “no win no fee” claim contact the team of travel law experts today on 0808 145 1353 or contact them via the website by making a web enquiry.