Dominican Republic Holiday Claims

Illness and Accident Compensation Service

Have you suffered from an illness or sickness bug whilst on holiday due to food poisoning or substandard hygiene practices or had an accident at your resort or hotel in the Dominican Republic?

If your answer is yes then our Travel Law Specialists may be able to help you claim compensation for your ruined holiday.

Everyone looks forward to their annual holiday, but if it is spoilt because of someone else's fault or negligence then within English Law and notably the Package Travel Regulations 1992 you may have a right to claim compensation from your tour operator if it was a package deal.

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Our Promises to You

  • We conduct all Dominican Republic holiday sickness, illness or accident compensation claims under a "no win no fee" agreement
  • Our Team have a friendly nature and a wealth of experience relating to holiday travel law claims. They promise to answer all your questions in a straightforward and non-legalistic manner so you understand what is happening with your case throughout the entire compensation claim process

Sickness / illness in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is sadly one of the hotspots for holiday illness, with the some of the most common illnesses being:

See "Hotel-Watch" to find out which hotels we are currently receiving enquiries about holiday illness.

Symptoms and signs of food poisoning

The most common symptoms are usually vomiting and diarrhoea but you should be aware that it can in some cases result in more severe secondary conditions ie chronic fatigue syndrome, reactive arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

Case Example

Salmonella Food Poisoning at Dom Rep Hotel

Following a holiday at an all-inclusive hotel in the Dominican Republic Mr H was diagnosed with Salmonella - a food borne infection linked to the consumption of contaminated food and poor hygiene standards. Simpson Millar LLP's specialist lawyers are currently making a substantial holiday compensation claim against his tour operator.

Accidents in the Dominican Republic

Accidents on holiday are unfortunately a fact of life, listed below are some of the most widespread types we see whilst people are abroad:

  • Slips in restaurants
  • Slipping due to wet stairs or steps
  • Slips and trips on damaged floor tiles
  • Motor vehicle crashes eg coaches, cars and motorcycles

Case Example

Accident abroad causes nasty injuries

Whilst on holiday in the Dominican Republic, Miss P slipped and fell on a piece of cake. She sustained nasty injuries to both her knees. The cake had been dropped on the floor in the hotel bar and had remained a hazard for sometime. Our Holiday Accident Specialists are pursuing a personal injury claim against her tour operator with a view to obtaining substantial compensation due to the severity of her injuries.

Holiday Resorts in the Dominican Republic

If your holiday has been ruined by an illness or accident because of someone else's negligence, whatever the resort, hotel, or location our holiday claims experts can help. Set out below are a selection of the Dominican Republic's most popular resorts:

  • Puerto Plata
  • Sosua
  • Bavaro
  • Bayahibe
  • Las Terrenas
  • San Juan
  • Playa Dorada
  • Bahia Maimon
  • Caberete
  • Juan Dolio
  • Luperon
  • Cayo Levantado
  • Cofresi
  • Costa Dorada
  • La Romana
  • Samana

Holiday compensation enquiries

Don't delay if you have been ill or had an accident whilst in the Dominican Republic then give our Team a call on Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or complete our no-obligation online enquiry form so we can assist you with your compensation claim.

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