What to do if you contract Weils disease on holiday

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What to do if you contract Weils disease on holiday

If you have unfortunately suffered symptoms including sudden headaches, muscular pain, nausea and vomiting on holiday, you could have been affected by Weils disease.

Weils disease is spread to humans by animals and is most common in destinations including the Caribbean and Egypt.

If you have been diagnosed with Weils disease on holiday, the specialist legal team at Your Holiday Claims can quickly identify whether you have a claim.

In our latest, article, we take a look at what you should do if you believe you are suffering from Weils disease on holiday abroad.

How do you contract Weils disease?

One of the most common causes of Weils disease on holiday is caused by drinking water that has been contaminated with the urine of infected animals.

The disease is usually passed from rats but other sources such as dogs and livestock can be the source of contamination.

Reporting your illness

If you begin to suffer symptoms such as headaches, muscular pain and nausea, it is important to report your illness to the hotel as soon as you can.

If possible, speak to your tour operator representative to report your illness. This will ensure that your tour operator has a record of your illness and can be used to support your claim.

Your hotel should arrange for a doctor to see you if you have suffered symptoms of Weils disease.

Speak to others at the hotel

If you have suffered Weils disease, it is likely that there will be more cases of the disease at your hotel.

By speaking to your fellow guests at the hotel, you may find others who have suffered similar symptoms of illness to you.

Here at Your Holiday Claims, we would always recommend that you exchange contact details with anyone who has a similar experience on holiday. This will allow you to bring a group holiday illness claim against the tour operator and can significantly strengthen your claim as it is much more difficult for the tour operator to deny liability.

Visit your GP on your return home

If you believe you have suffered Weils disease on holiday you should visit your GP on your return home. They will be able to carry out any necessary tests and provide any treatment you may need.

Want to talk to our holiday illness claims specialists?

At Your Holiday Claims, our dedicated solicitors have over 50 years combined experience helping holidaymakers claim compensation after outbreaks of sickness abroad.

As long as your holiday was booked as part of a package and took place in the last 3 years, our expert legal team can help you make a claim for the compensation you deserve.

To talk to one of our holiday claims experts today, call us now on 0330 100 2851.

Or, start your claim online by completing our quick online contact form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Get in touch with one of our team

If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

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If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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