Once again this year has seen the experts here at YourHolidayClaims help hundreds of holidaymakers secure compensation, after their hard earned holidays were unfortunately spoiled by sickness.
Those who we have assisted have stayed in a variety of different resorts, which are located in countries across the entire world.
So as the year of 2017 draws to a close, in this article our experts take a look at some of the locations where illness has been more prominent within the last 12 months.
If your highly anticipated package holiday has also been spoiled by sickness, then call our team today to discover whether or not we can help you on 0330 100 2851 now.
Our top 10 holiday illness hotspots of 2017
This year has seen our team learn of an abundance of illness outbreaks at all-inclusive resorts, however some destinations have popped up more than others.
In no particular order, please find a list below of the top 10 countries which have been host to outbreaks this year:
- Dominican Republic
- Cape Verde
The outbreaks which we have discovered in these consist of a wide range of illnesses, such as gastroenteritis, hand, foot and mouth disease and even legionnaires disease.
To keep on top of all the latest outbreak which our travel law team uncover, check out our dedicated latest outbreaks page.
Have you had a holiday ruined by illness in one of these regions?
If sickness has ruined either yours or a family member’s holiday to one of our selected hotspots, then by law you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation!
The Package Travel regulations act of 2018 allows you to bring a claim against your U.K tour operator if you have suffered an illness at a package holiday hotel which was caused by poor hygiene standards within the last three years.
Examples of poor hygiene include dirty rooms or linen, uncooked, re served or reheated food, and contaminated water.
As long as all of the above applies to you, and the illness you suffered lasted for at least seven days, you may be able to bring a claim against your tour operator with the help of our legal team.
How to act if you’re ill whilst still on holiday?
If you are currently on holiday at one of the hotspots and have contracted an illness during your stay, then we strongly advise that you take the following steps.
- Report your illness to your tour rep
By doing this, your tour operator will not only be able to take a record of your illness, but will also be able to put procedures in place to stop the illness from affecting further holidaymakers.
- Keep hydrated!
Suffering illness on holiday can drain valuable body fluids, particularly in the warmer regions of the world. So therefore it is important to replenish any fluids that are lost during your battle with illness.
If your condition deteriorates and doesn’t improve in a couple of days or you start to suffer from symptoms of dehydration, seek local medical attention as soon as possible. Keep any medical receipts that you receive on holiday as evidence of your condition.
- Converse with other guests
By finding out if other guests have also fallen ill during your stay, it gives you the option of making a group compensation claim.
This is beneficial as by claiming as a group, your claim is more likely to be accepted and therefore you have a better chance of securing the holiday illness compensation that you deserve.
Begin your risk free claim now
All claims handled at YourHolidayClaims are done on a no win no fee basis. This ensures that you will not be left out of pocket when making a claim with us, even in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful! You’ll receive paralleled support from expert solicitors when you choose YHC to handle the holiday illness claim.
Find out more about no win no fee claims.
To begin your risk free claim right now, just speak to a member of our specialist legal team by calling 0330 100 2851 now.
Or if you can’t talk over your claim on the phone at the moment, you can also begin your journey to justice by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.