Portugal Holiday Compensation

Illness and Injury Claims Service

Whether it’s the golden beaches of the Algarve or the dramatic rugged mountains of Madeira, Portugal offers UK tourists some stunning holiday destinations.

But what if your Holiday turns out to be Nightmare?

Simpson Millar LLP’s specialist Holiday Lawyers are experienced in handling compensation claims in Portugal for virtually every type of holiday accident and illness.

Portugal city rooftop scene


Examples of holiday accident claims that we have successfully pursued include:

  • Injuries suffered as a result of slips and trips on defective or slippery flooring in hotels in Portugal
  • Injuries sustained whilst on transfer coaches
  • Holiday claims arising from broken swimming pool tiles, and
  • Claims for electrocution and poorly maintained equipment

Food Poisoning

Outbreaks of food poisoning and sickness in Portugal resulting from inadequate hygiene practices can also ruin holidays and leave holiday makers with expensive medical bills.

British tour operators, such as, First Choice, Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook etc, are under a legal duty to ensure that their customers’ package holiday accommodation is safe and hygienic, and that they are not exposed to the risk of holiday illness, ie food poisoning.

Typical Causes of Holiday Illness and Sickness Claims in Portugal:

Bacteria is the most common cause of most holiday hotel sickness. Some common bacterial infections include:

Check our Hotel-Watch feature to see if we are dealing with any hotels in Portugal that are currently affected by illness outbreaks.

Your Rights

UK tourists on package holidays are protected by legislation in the form of the 1992 Package Travel Regulations. Holiday Compensation Specialists are able to bring illness or accident claims against UK tour operators under these regulations.

Holiday Compensation

We are committed to maximising compensation for our clients and expediting the process for holiday accident and illness claims.

Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or send us an email using our enquiry form

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Nick Harris - Head of International Travel Law - Manchester

Nick Harris
Head of Holiday Travel Claims (Consumer)

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