Holiday Claims Solicitors

Falling ill due to a stomach virus can be bad enough when we are at home, not to mention it occurring during a holiday abroad. As well as the money spent on the trip going to waste, you lose out on the time you had put aside to relax. Instead, you return home feeling unwell and frustrated; your holiday ruined by another party’s negligence.

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from food poisoning or any other type of illness whilst on a package holiday in the last 3 years, you could be entitled to compensation for your illness and ruined holiday.

Seeking legal support from a professional you can trust to protect your interests will benefit you in recovering the money you lost on a wasted trip.

At Graham Evans & partners Solicitors, our specialist team are here to help secure the compensation you deserve. With passion and dedication, we will strive to reach a result that reflects your requirements with minimal fuss.

How can Graham Evans Solicitors help with holiday illness claims?

At Graham Evans & Partners Solicitors, we understand how distressing it can be to suffer from food poisoning as a result of poor hygiene or substandard health and safety procedures.

Our holiday claims solicitors help our clients to negotiate the process of making a claim for compensation; keeping matters simple and straightforward from start to finish. Teaming our refined skill in negotiation with an extensive knowledge of personal injury and illness claims, you can count on us to settle your case with efficiency.

However, if matters become complicated and court proceedings become necessary, rest assured that your trusted solicitor will be on hand to provide the robust representation and legal support necessary to achieve a positive outcome. That way, you can focus on rest and recovery safe in the knowledge that your claim is in the hands of professionals.

Our holidays claims solicitors can help clients to recover monies lost for illnesses including:

  • Salmonella
  • Ecoli
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Shigella
  • Campylobacter​

Though unfortunate, food poisoning does not simply happen at random. According to the UK Food Standards Agency, up to 5.5 million people in the UK are affected by food poisoning each year. The causes vary, but our solicitors have successfully settled cases that occurred as a result of:

  • Poor personal hygiene standards e.g. failure to wash hands before food preparation
  • Inadequate cleaning of surfaces
  • Incorrect storage of food
  • Contaminated packaging

If this sounds familiar, get in touch with our team today for dedicated support through the claims process.

How can I claim for food poisoning or illness on holiday?

If you suffered from food poisoning while abroad and wish to make a claim, there are certain steps you should take to give yourself the best possible chance of being sufficiently compensated. These include:

  1. Keeping all medical records as well as packets of medication prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist while you were abroad.
  2. Keeping receipts of out-of-pocket expenses you incurred due to your illness.
  3. Keeping a diary of your symptoms over the duration of the holiday.
  4. Keeping a record of any communication you had with the tour operator/holiday rep as well as others on the trip. This will aid in providing witness-based evidence.
  5. Seeking legal advice from a specialist holiday claims solicitor as soon as you return to the UK.

After gaining an understanding of your legal position and unique situation, our team will work on building your claim using the evidence provided before submitting it to the defendant. The next step will be to negotiate compensation and settle your case. Once your case is settled, we will send you a cheque for the agreed amount for your claim.

If you wish to claim compensation after suffering from an illness abroad, get in touch with our holiday claims solicitors on 01792 655822.