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Illness on Holiday

Holidays are meant for relaxing and to spend some time away from work. They are basically meant for recreation so that you are re energised and can get back to work with full vigour and enthusiasm. Most of all, holidays give you an opportunity to spend some equality time with your loved ones and friends so that you do not miss out on relationships. Nothing can be worse on a holiday than the occurrence of personal injury in such a blissful vacation. A sad accident, grave wounds or illness on holiday can really steal the special moments that you planned to devote to our family and friends and can render you helpless and sick. You may have avoided the occurrence of the accident if it was in your hands, but if the fault is not yours, then it is the worst scenario.

It may because of low hygiene, low standards of food and safety that make people fall a prey to various accidents and illness when on a holiday. Most commonly, why people end up being injured or suffer illness on holiday is because of the following reasons:

  • Road accidents in a foreign land
  • Trips, slips and falls
  • Sporting accidents and water sports
  • Food poisoning
  • Hotel complex injuries
  • Skiing accidents
  • Cruise ship accident
  • Hotel room accidents
  • Illnesses like Legionnaires disease

If, unfortunately, you become a victim of such an accident or illness on holiday then you can very rightly claim for compensation from the party involved. However, there are certain regulations and restriction regarding the time and the procedure of the claim for holiday illnesses and accidents. Like, you can very conveniently make claims if the holiday was actually bought through a package holiday. In such a holiday, accommodation, transport, guided tours and meals are all inclusive. The condition with these package holidays is that they must be of duration more than a day and must include at least one overnight stay in order to be effectively claimed.

All countries have their very own laws and restrictions pertaining to the claims that can be made on holiday accidents and illnesses. To handle this well, it is always better to seek the help the assistance of a personal injury attorney who knows well how to deal in such matters. He can successfully help you to earn a good compensation amount which will fill up for the losses you have incurred. The medical bills, the loss of wages and other losses that you suffer will be taken amply care of by this compensation amount.

Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent