If you fell ill and were sick on holiday and you want to claim compensation from your holiday tour operator, there is lots of evidence you can collect to support your claim.
For example, if you believe you suffered the sickness because the food you were provided with at your all-inclusive holiday hotel wasn’t satisfactory, or because of poor hygiene practices at the hotel, taking photos and video footage on your phone can show poor food standards and inadequate hygiene practices. This, in turn, can help you prove where and when you contracted your illness and that the illness came from the all-inclusive hotel.
You should always report your illness to the holiday representative and make sure that you have evidence that the representative has actually made a written records of your complaint. You should also seek medical attention in the resort where necessary and ensure that you keep copies of any prescription, medication purchases and medical advice provided.
You may request that a doctor at the hotel or resort takes a stool sample in order to establish precisely what has caused your illness. However, you may find that there are no testing facilities at your holiday location or that the testing facilities overseas aren’t capable of detecting the bugs that are known to cause holiday sickness. In this situation, you should request a tool sample test from your local GP as soon as you get home.
Some parasites, such as Cyclospora Cayetanensis, can only be detected through testing samples of contaminated food and water, or through analysis of a stool sample. It’s therefore very important that you consider having one taken. Not only does it help your holiday sickness claim, but it also gives you the peace of mind that you’ll get a clear diagnosis.
Our Holiday Claims Solicitors have many years’ experience and an excellent track record of securing compensation for our clients. We offer a free consultation and we may be able to deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.