Claiming Compensation for Salmonella on Holiday
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can badly affect the digestive system and one of the most common gastric illnesses among holidaymakers.
Our Holiday Claims Solicitors have many years’ experience dealing with a wide range of holiday illness and sickness claims, particularly in countries where outbreaks can be common, such as:
It may not be immediately clear what’s caused your holiday sickness, but there are many possible causes to be found within a hotel or resort. This can include:
You can improve your chances of successfully claiming compensation from a tour operator or hotel if you have evidence that shows hygiene practices were substandard.
This could include photos and videos of locations such as the hotel restaurant and buffet area, or the area in and around the swimming pool. It’s also worth getting contact details of other guests at your hotel, as other people may have got sick with similar symptoms.
This evidence could help to prove when and where you developed your illness and that failings at the hotel were responsible.
If you’ve reported your sickness to a holiday rep, you should keep any documentation or correspondence between you, such as a copy of a written record of your complaint and details of every call and conversation you’ve had. If you’ve seen a doctor or a medical professional while on holiday, you should keep copies of any documents, prescriptions and receipts for medication you bought.
If the doctor at your hotel or resort doesn’t have the facilities to take a stool sample straight away, you should request a test from your GP at home as soon as you get back to the UK. This could be vital both in strengthening any legal claim, and in diagnosing your specific holiday illness and ensuring you get the correct medical treatment.
If you fall ill from food poisoning or suffer from an outbreak of Cyclospora, E. Coli, Salmonella or Shigella on holiday, you may be entitled to claim compensation for:
Our Holiday Claims Solicitors are specialists in Travel Law and can provide you with expert legal advice and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
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