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Holiday Illness

Holidays mean a break from work and some time to relax and come back to a stress free state. They are fundamentally meant for reenergising so that you can come back to work full of enthusiasm and dynamism. Further, holidays are a great means to enjoy some quality moments with your friends and family members. It is really unfortunate when such a heavenly vacation is spoilt by an untimely holiday illness. This illness which steals you off the quality blissful time with your beloveds is really awful. It renders you sick and hapless and you are not able to have a good time at all. If you had seen it coming or had spotted any special symptoms, you would certainly have tried to avoid it altogether but, when you are in no way to blame at all, it is a case of personal injury.

Holiday illness can take place due to the low hygiene and low food safety standards of the holiday resort, hotel or cruise accommodation that makes you fall prey to illness like food poisoning. Basically the problems of food hygiene generally result from:

  • Poor food product’s storage
  • Low personal hygiene of the staff
  • Inadequate washing facilities of food
  • Inadequate food cooking

To add, the operators of the holiday package from travel agents to accommodation keepers have to ensure that the environment they offer you is absolutely wholesome, clean and safe so that no form of illness results from unkempt and dirty surroundings such as the:

  • Various infections like legionnaires disease and skin complaints from the contaminated water
  • Inadequately kept sewers and drainage system
  • Fumes from the faulty appliances of gas
  • Contamination caused by the leaking of roofs
  • Infections caused by dirty bedding and carpets

God forbid, if you contract a holiday illness while away and you are no way at fault at all, then you are entitled to claim for compensation to reimburse the losses that you have undergone. However, there are some restrictions and regulations reading the procedure and the time limits of the claims for illnesses on holiday. Like, you have to file for compensation within three years of the occurrence of the accident to be able to claim successfully. The chances to earn good compensation amounts are pretty well if it is a holiday package. As each country ahs its own set of laws, it is advisable to consult a personal injury lawyer to guide how to proceed in the compensation claims.

Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks