Every year the expert solicitors at YourHolidayClaims help hundreds of holidaymakers claim compensation after holiday illnesses in Europe.
Unfortunately, common holiday destinations including Spain, Portugal and Greece do see regular outbreaks of illness in package holiday hotels.
In our latest article, we take a look at some of the most common holiday illnesses in Europe seen by our dedicated holiday illness claim solicitors.
If you feel as though you are eligible to make a claim ,call our team on 0330 100 2851 now.
Common illnesses to avoid on holiday in Europe
Food poisoning in all-inclusive hotels
One of the most common causes of illness on holiday in Europe is food poisoning within all-inclusive hotels.
If food is served undercooked or left open to contamination from birds and insects, it can lead to serious illness caused by bacteria including salmonella, E coli and campylobacter.
If you believe your holiday in Europe has been ruined poor food hygiene standards, you could be entitled to bring a claim against your tour operator.
Our expert holiday claim solicitors have recently helped a holidaymaker claim £1,700 in compensation after he suffered acute gastroenteritis caused by food poisoning at the Cabogata Garden Hotel in Spain.
The illness which left him requiring hospital treatment for 3 days was thought to be caused by the poor food hygiene standards at the resort. This meant that the experts at YourHolidayClaims were able to bring a claim for compensation directly against the tour operator Thomas Cook.
Cryptosporidium and contaminated water
Every year, we hear from holidaymakers who have suffered serious gastric illness caused by consuming contaminated drinking water or swimming in unclean pool water.
This is usually caused by the parasite cryptosporidium and leads to symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases, dehydration.
The experts at YourHolidayClaims are currently helping numerous holidaymakers claim compensation for cryptosporidium after outbreaks of illness at the Club Mac Alcudia in Majorca.
More than 50 people contacted out holiday claims experts after falling ill at the hotel, with many suffering symptoms caused by cryptosporidium.
To help avoid suffering symptoms of cryptosporidium you should:
- Only drink bottled water
- Avoid ice in drinks if you’re not sure of the source of the water
- Avoid swimming pool water that appears unclean or murky
If your holiday was ruined by cryptosporidium, you can read more here on how our legal experts can help you make a cryptosporidium claim.
Ear and throat infections
Unfortunately, cryptosporidium is not the only common illness caused by swimming in unclean water on holiday in Europe.
If swimming pool water is unclean or not properly treated, it can lead to holidaymakers suffering ear and throat infections on holiday.
In August 2016, the expert holiday illness claim solicitors at YourHolidayClaims were contacted by a number of visitors to the BelleVue Club in Majorca after outbreaks of severe ear infections.
Ear infections on holiday are more likely to affect children, so it is vital that children don’t swim in pool water which appears to be unclean.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an ear infections caused by unclean water at your package holiday hotel, you can make a claim for compensation against your tour operator with the help of the experts at YourHolidayClaims.
Helping you claim the holiday illness compensation you deserve
Here at YourHolidayClaims, our aim is to help you claim the holiday compensation you deserve with as little hassle as possible.
All our claims are handled on a no win no fee basis, meaning that no matter what the outcome of your claim, you will never be left out of pocket.
To find out how much your claim could be worth, call us on 0330 100 2851.
Or, you can provide our team with a few quick details relating to your holiday and launch your claim online.