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Thomson Holiday, Thomas Cook, First Choice and Cosmos are amongst many travel companies who sell package holidays. These holidays are regulated by the 1992 Package Travel Regulations and, as such, tour operators are responsible for exercising reasonable skill and care in the provision of the facilities and services which they organise. The food served at hotels should be prepared and served hygienically in a clean kitchen too avoid Food Poisoning.
If you have been suffered from a debilitating bout of Food Poisoning, and you travelled with a tour company, then a holiday claims specialist can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Since Lanzarote is a Spanish island many holidaymakers look out for some of the country's speciality dishes. Paella, Spain's most famous dish is named after the large black pan in which it is cooked. The ingredients vary but it is common to see a food variety which often includes prawns, mussels, crab and other shellfish. By tradition, Paella is a Spanish lunch but tourists will usually find it on offer as an evening meal in many hotel restaurants.
Paella takes over an hour to prepare and be cooked properly and a failure to do so may lead to severe gastric illness – particular as seafood is involved.
Our holiday illness specialists can help you if you experienced a holiday illness during your stay at a hotel in Lanzarote. Food should always be cooked and served hygienically and at the correct temperature otherwise there is a genuine risk of holidaymakers experiencing Food Poisoning on holiday.
Lanzarote is a volcanic island blown up from the sea bed in explosions of fire and hot lava. The island is unusually beautiful with it's colourful rock and its mountains of fire. The wild and rugged Timanfaya National Park is a place for tourists to gasp at and enjoy, and not forgetting the Montanas del Fuergo and its famous scalding geyser. Lanzarote's main resorts include:
If you were struck down with Food Poisoning in Lanzarote then your holiday illness would have prevented you from enjoying the sights and sounds of the island.
If you missed out on one of the following excursions due to Food Poisoning you can claim loss of enjoyment as part of your holiday compensation claim:
If you experience illness on holiday in Lanzarote then the main resorts have a number of medical centres, both public and private. The sign "Centro de Salud" identifies public medical centres, while the private clinics display their services in the main tourist areas. Lanzarote's public hospital is located in the island's capital, Arrecife but there is also a private hospital in Puerto del Carmen.
All of the private clinics have a 24-hour on call service, but they are not cheap, so a comprehensive travel insurance policy is required. Each centre will have its own emergency number which will be available from your Representative and displayed on your tour company's notice board or service book in reception. It is also advisable that you apply for a European Health Insurance Card, which has now replaced the old E111.
Whilst the majority of holidays to Lanzarote are memorable, some holidays are ruined by Food Poisoning or holiday illnesses such as Salmonellosis, Campylobacteriosis or Cryptosporidiosis.
Food Poisoning and the waterborne parasites giardiasis and Cryptosporidiosis are the most common causes of illness amongst British holidaymakers returning from Lanzarote. Typical food borne infections caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, E. Coli, and Campylobacter are also commonly reported by guest staying at hotels in Lanzarote.
Simpson Millar provide a 'No Win No Fee' holiday compensation claims service for those unsuspecting victims of Food Poisoning and hotel illnesses caused by bacteria, dirty swimming pools or contaminated water.
As a specialist firm of Holiday Illness Lawyers we pursue claims for those travellers' who suffer illness abroad whilst on package holidays to Lanzarote with tour operators such as First Choice – Thomson – Cosmos and Thomas Cook.
Our Lanzarote Holiday Illness Claims team closely monitors hotels for outbreaks of illness reported on popular travel websites including TripAdvisor, Holiday Truths etc.
If your holiday to Lanzarote was ruined by sickness and you would like to know more about instructing our 'No Win No Fee' holiday lawyers then call a member of our Holiday Illness Compensation team on 0808 145 1353
Check out Tripadvisor – Holidaywatchdog and Holidaytruths to see if your hotel in Lanzarote has been affected by a mysterious holiday sickness bug or if other holidaymakers have complained about food poisoning or a parasite from dirty swimming pool water.
Check out Holiday-Hotel-Watch and see which hotels in Lanzarote our Holiday Claims Lawyers have been contacted about.
For further information and our latest news check out our Salmonella-On-Holiday Blog.