Food Poisoning Compensation Service
- Salmonella is one of the top travel bugs that can hit holiday makers in Egypt
- Were you or your family one of the unlucky ones and looking for expertise in Salmonella
Holiday Compensation Claims?
- Did you suffer from a salmonella outbreak at your hotel in Egypt?
As the summer holidays rapidly approach, Simpson Millar LLP’s Holiday Claims Team anticipate
that the number of salmonella illness claims from hotels in Egypt will rise following
the Arab Spring and disruption to public health.
The risk of communicable disease transmission to travellers will often be determined
by the influence of large tour operators, such as First Choice, Thomas Cook, Low
Cost Holidays and Thomson Holidays, imposing British hygiene standards on Egyptian
Potential causes of Salmonella
Egypt is currently facing a rising tide of communicable disease amongst its general
population, especially those who have been displaced from their homes and are living
in poverty. Travellers to the country should be wary. Whilst UK tour operators claim
that the rise in illness amongst Egypt’s general population will not have any effect
on holiday makers staying at predominately all inclusive hotels, Simpson Millar LLP’s
travel solicitors have a different view.
Illnesses caused by salmonella food poisoning amongst UK holiday makers will inevitably
rise as Egyptian food handlers potentially pass disease into hotels from areas and homes experiencing
We know that holiday claims will rise as holiday makers return from Egypt with sickness
and travel bugs as hotels seek to cut costs in order to reduce prices; to encourage
families to return to the country. Unfortunately, salmonella is an infection that
is most commonly experienced by children according to data from the CDC.
The salmonella bug is often contracted by holiday makers through the consumption
of contaminated food, particularly raw chicken and eggs. Most travellers infected
with salmonella develop diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours following
Salmonella is also an illness that is inevitably more common in the summer months
and so Simpson Millar LLP’s Claims Team monitor the most popular hotels used by UK tour
companies closely for illness outbreaks during this period.
How to Claim
If you contracted a travel bug like Salmonella whilst staying at an all-inclusive
resort in Egypt within the last 3 years and it was booked as a package holiday through
a UK tour operator then you may be able to claim compensation.
Contact Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors for a free consultation on 0800 145 1353 and advice
on making an Egypt Salmonella food poisoning claim. If you are ill abroad or suffer
sickness upon your return from Egypt our holiday compensation lawyers can claim
compensation from your UK tour operator on a "no win no fee" basis.
Our travel lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with the UK major tour operators
and their legal teams, and we regularly and successfully pursue compensation claims
pursuant to the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.
Call us 0808 145 1353 or complete our no-obligation online enquiry form