What are holiday sickness claims?

You may be eligible for a holiday sickness claim if you have returned from a recent holiday and are experiencing/have experienced illness during your holiday which has negatively affected your stay or a period of time after you returned home.

What do holiday sickness claims cover?

Holiday sickness claims cover anything from food poisoning, to unexplained illness, cruise ship illness, ear infection, norovirus and parasites.

Does this also apply to accidents abroad?

Yes, you can claim for holiday sickness for an accident abroad such as slips and trips, balcony falls, swimming pool accidents, cruise ship accidents, flight accidents, road traffic collisions and hotel accidents.

What types of holiday illness should I be aware of?

Common illnesses contracted on holiday are salmonella, Campylobacter. E-coli, Typhoid, Cyclospora, and Cryptosporidium.

Do I need proof to make a claim?

It is always better to have proof of injury/illness whilst on holiday in order for your claim to be successful. For example, a doctor’s note/hospital records from your stay or in the days following your return home would be ideal.

How do I know if my claim will be successful?

There are a few rules in law when it comes to making a holiday sickness claim. Firstly, the claim must be made within 3 years from the accident or illness to be eligible. However there are different time limits for cruise ships, quality complaints and complaints involving children, so give us a call if any of these apply to you and you’re making a claim after the three year time limit has passed.

Other ways to ensure a successful claim are to have reported the incident, taken photographic evidence, and keep important information (such as holiday booking information, doctor’s notes etc.).

How can Knightsbridge Solicitors help?

We strongly advise getting in touch with Knightsbridge solicitors as soon as you have suffered an illness or being involved in an accident abroad, even if you’re are unsure on whether you’re entitled to a claim. Our professional solicitors will handle your case with sympathy and care and will organise a detailed report to be taken immediately, before assisting you in going ahead with the claim in order to receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Why Knightsbridge Solicitors?

Making a claim can be a stressful, hassle-filled experience if you’re not with a company you can trust. Knightsbridge Solicitors aims to make your life as stress-free as possible during the claims process, and will appoint you your own personal solicitor to offer support and legal advice along the way.

You also need a solicitors company with the appropriate holiday sickness knowledge and expertise in order to be successful in making a claim. The team at Knightsbridge Solicitors has worked on countless holiday sickness cases, and is proud to have represented clients on hundreds of successful cases.

I want to make a holiday sickness claim. Where do I start?

The first step is to gather your evidence and get in touch with one of our solicitors on 0115 824 1700. We’re more than happy to chat to you about anything you may be concerned about, even if you simply want legal advice at the moment. You can also email us with any general enquiries at support@knightsbridgesolicitors.co.uk and a member of our team will be in touch.