What to Do If You Get Cryptosporidium
If you suffer from Cryptosporidium sickness on holiday, you may not be alone, so find out if other guests at your hotel or resort have also fallen ill. If others are coming down with a sickness bug, collect their names and telephone numbers, as they may be able to strengthen your case when you make a holiday sickness claim.
The only real way you can find if you have contracted the bug is through a stool sample testing positive. You should obtain a sample upon your return to the UK via your GP, even if you think you have recovered. If not, you could be infecting other people, particularly if you are involved caring for others or working in the catering industry.
Another way to boost your chances of success when taking legal action is to collect photographic evidence of the dirty swimming pool. You should ideally take pictures before the hotel has had a chance to make any changes to the pool area, so you have a record of how it appeared at the time you started feeling ill.
Next, report your concerns to the hotel and tour operator representative and document them on a complaint form. Insist on this if necessary, as a paper form means there is a physical record of your complaint and the date when it was made.
Your travel provider may attempt to settle your claim with you straight away, perhaps by offering you holiday vouchers or some other gesture of goodwill. However, what they’re offering may represent just a tiny fraction of your illness compensation you are entitled to.
It’s therefore worth refusing any offers until you’ve sought expert legal advice. Our Holiday Claims Solicitors can advise you and, if we take on your claim, can help you get the compensation and rehabilitation support you deserve.