Countless holidaymakers get away each year to relax and unwind, taking a break from the daily grind. However, sometimes things can go awry when any member if any member of the group become sick during the holiday. If you become sick whilst on a package or all-inclusive holiday and it was not your fault, or if your holiday particularly was not as advertised and you lost days of your holiday due to sickness, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Types of sickness
There are many different types of sickness you could contract whilst on holiday which include food poisoning, Legionnaire’s Disease, E-coli, Salmonella, Shigellosis, Gastroenteritis and Cryptosporidium, although there are many more types of sickness in addition.
What is the law?
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 were brought into place to protect consumers from different types of sickness contracted whilst on holiday. In the unfortunate event that any member of your group or party becomes sick, you may be entitled to pursue the travel operator for compensation which directly results from negligence.
Package holiday criteria
The definition of a package holiday is one in which the word package means a set period of time and an all-inclusive price for the holiday. This generally includes accommodation, lasts for more than one night and the holiday is sold as a whole package deal for flights, food and accommodation. Consumers are protected by the regulations to ensure they receive the package exactly as advertised on the website or in the brochure.
Call the experts
If you have experienced sickness as a result of your holiday and it was not your fault, please give us a call and one of our professional legal experts will talk through your issues and will be able to advise you on whether or not you may make a claim. There are many instances of holiday sickness and we can offer impartial advice on making a claim for sickness which occurred as a result of a package holiday in the last three years. If your case is suitable and you are eligible for a claim, you will be guided step-by-step throughout the process on what is needed and you will be advised on what you may be entitled to.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you may make a claim, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be delighted to assess your case and talk you through the process.