Cape Verde Holiday Claims

Accident and Illness Compensation Advice

A captivating blend of cultures, these tranquil islands are crammed full of character and are blessed with endless snow-white sands. The Cape Verde Islands are located off the coast of West Africa and claim to be Africa’s own Caribbean islands.

However, these idyllic islands may not seem like paradise to everyone, especially if you have suffered a holiday nightmare.

Holiday compensations claims are pursued against UK tour by many holiday makers every holiday season. The types of claims vary, ranging from trips, slips and falls to major outbreaks of sickness caused by bugs, such as salmonella, e-coli, and cryptosporidium.

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Your Legal Rights

Fortunately, there are laws in the UK to protect those who have suffered from a holiday accident or illness, and you may be able to claim compensation. We are noticing a rise in the number of holiday compensation claims from British holiday makers returning from the Cape Verde islands.

  • Have you experienced a debilitating bout of sickness?
  • Suffered from food poisoning caused by poor standards of hygiene?
  • Slipped, tripped or fallen – injured in an accident which was not your fault?
  • Our Holiday Accident and Illness Claim lawyers will advise you and respond to your questions in plain English and accept cases on a "no win no fee" basis

Illness abroad

The types of hotel illness and food poisoning claims that are often reported to us frequently involve one or more of the following bacteria:

See "Hotel-Watch" to find out which hotels have had illness outbreaks.

Accident and Injuries Abroad

Examples of different kinds of accidents that can occur whilst on holiday: (This list is non-exhaustive)

  • Slipping down steps or on stairs that have been wet mopped
  • Slips on spillages in cafes, restaurants and other eating establishments
  • Lacerations caused by defective swimming pool tiles
  • Electrocutions from faulty equipment
  • Coach crashes – drivers falling asleep at the wheel

Case Examples:

Steps of aircraft causes couple to have an accident

Mr & Mrs H, an elderly couple, fell down the steps of the aircraft upon arrival at Cape Verde airport sustaining serious injuries. We are currently seeking compensation from the airline as they had failed to provide the promised assistance for disembarkation and had abandoned the couple at the top of the steps to obtain a speedy turnaround.

Cape Verde Hotel Swimming Pool causes Illness

Mr M became ill during his holiday at an all-inclusive hotel in the Cape Verde islands. He experienced debilitating gastric systems including stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Mr M had been diagnosed with Cryptosporidium which is a waterborne infection often linked to contaminated swimming pools - our lawyers are currently seeking substantial compensation from his tour operator.

Cape Verde Holiday Resorts

If you have been ill abroad and it was not your fault our Holiday Compensation Team can help you. We have set out underneath popular holiday resorts located in the Cape Verde Islands:

  • Boa Vista
  • Santa Maria
  • Sal

Holiday Compensation

Whether it be an accident or illness during you holiday in the Cape Verde Islands call our Holiday Claims Team on Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or if you prefer you can submit an online enquiry and we will get in touch with you.

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Nick Harris - Head of International Travel Law - Manchester

Nick Harris
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