Most people are surprised at how much compensation they can claim if they suffer food poisoning on holiday or an illness caused by, for example, dirty swimming pool water.
Simpson Millar Travel Lawyers advise anyone who has been ill on a holiday abroad to take legal advice before accepting any offers of settlement put forward by a tour operator. Tour operators are notorious for trying to settle holiday illness compensation claims for a pittance.
You should be able to work out approximately how much compensation your holiday illness claim is worth by using the information provided below.
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Holidaymakers who are able to prove that the food served at their holiday hotel was caused by substandard hygiene are able to claim compensation for Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity, and any reasonable financial losses incurred.
How much compensation you can expect to receive for your pain and suffering depends on the severity of your illness.
Claims for illness abroad range dramatically but as a rule of thumb if your illness lasts more than 7 days you can expect to attract an award starting from £1,000 just for pain and suffering.
The Judicial College Guidelines are referred to by the courts and provide an indication of the lump sum a person can expect to be awarded for their illness. In 2011 the Guidelines for food poisoning which apply to foreign holiday illness compensation claims are:
Often holidaymakers who suffer illness during a foreign holiday cannot return to work because their symptoms may be too acute.
People who work with, for example, the elderly, infirm or children or those who work in the catering industry will not be permitted to return to work if they have contracted an infection such as Samonella – Campylobacter - Shigella – E Coli or Cryptosporidium
Your GP will notify the Environmental Health Department who will contact you to advise you about your holiday illness and find out where the source was – the illness mentioned above are communicable and can be passed from person to person.
You may therefore find that your illness has cost you a lot of money.
You can claim all your past losses and future losses back when you make an illness compensation claim against your tour operator. Though not limited holiday illness compensation claims may include:
You can contact our Specialist Holiday Illness Compensation Lawyers to gain further information on just how much compensation you could receive for your claim.
Example: A client who suffered an injury during a holiday in Mexico was offered £1000 by her tour operator. After approaching Simpson Millar's specialist Holiday Claims Specialists she received £10,000 in compensation.
If you would like to know more about how much compensation your holiday compensation claim could be worth speak to one of our dedicated Holiday Illness Compensation Claims Specialists today. You could be surprised at just how much your holiday illness claim could be worth.