£15,250 compensation for Red Sea Holiday Village Salmonellosis
Simpson Millar Solicitors were successful in recovering compensation for Joshua and Ellie Massey, two young children from Wolverhampton who both suffered from gastric illness following a spate of salmonella food poisoning at the Red Sea Holiday Village in Egypt.
Our client's parents had booked a package holiday to Egypt which meant that we were able to pursue their claim against the UK tour operator, First Choice, under the Package Travel Regulations 1992 etc. The family were at the forefront of a large group action against the tour operator, First Choice.
First Choice eventually admitted liability after lengthy investigations. The claim settled for a total of £15,250 with £8,750 being approved by the court in Birmingham at an Infant Settlement hearing.
The family said "We were very pleased with the compensation we received following this holiday and the service provided by Simpson Millar Solicitors."
Simon Lomax, the firms Holiday Illness Manager, said "Holidaymakers should be wary about approaching their tour operator’s legal team directly, particularly if they are offered cheques or holiday vouchers subject to the completion of a Parental Discharge form. Without gaining advice from an experienced travel lawyer, you could be persuaded into accepting compensation on behalf of your child, worth a fraction of the claims true value."
"If you receive a letter denying responsibility, albeit with an offer of compensation (gesture of goodwill) and a Parental Discharge form, it is likely your tour operator is attempting to take advantage of your lack of legal representation. Take legal advice immediately to avoid extinguishing your legal rights and remember expert representation can be funded on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis."
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