Here at YourHolidayClaims, the legal team are fully aware of how distressing it can be to have a highly anticipated holiday ruined by sickness. As a result of this, we do our utmost to make the claims process as simple as possible for all of our clients.
But what exactly is involved in the process of making a holiday illness compensation claim? In this article we discuss the claims process in greater detail and provide you with information to help you answer whether you may be eligible to make a claim.
If you would like to further discuss the claims process directly with one of our experienced travel law team members, then you can do so by calling YourHolidayClaims now on 0330 100 2851.
Suffered from illness on holiday?
Each year, the travel law specialists here at YourHolidayClaims learn of an abundance of different types of holiday illness.
Some of the most common illnesses can be seen in the list below:
- Hand, foot and mouth disease
If you have suffered from one of these conditions on holiday because of poor hotel hygiene, then you may be able to make a claim with the assistance of our specialists.
Suffering from sickness whilst still in resort?
In addition to this, if you are currently on holiday and feel as though you may have contracted an illness, then it is pivotal that you take the following steps.
Firstly it is important that you notify your tour operator representative about your condition as soon as possible so they can record your illness, and carry out a protocol to stop other guests from falling ill.
It can also be beneficial, for you to keep any medical receipts or other expenses of your illness as evidence, and also to take down details of other guests in the resort that have also fallen ill. Evidence and group claims can boost the chances of you making a successful claim.
Ultimately, it is most important that you take on as many fluids as possible when ill on holiday to avoid suffering from dehydration.
Ready to make a claim?
If you feel as though you are ready to make your claim with the YHC team, there are some final things that you need to be aware of.
Our legal team only pursue claims that comply with the Package Travel Arrangements 2018, which states you may bring a claim against your tour operator if you have suffered an illness caused by poor food or hygiene standards at a package holiday hotel in the last 3 years.
Furthermore, our team can only handle your claim if you reported your illness to your tour operator whilst in resort, and your condition proceeded for at least seven days.
So if you think that you are eligible to make a claim, get in touch with the YHC team today by completing our quick and simple online enquiry form.
Once your claim has been accepted by our team, we will start to draft a letter for your case.
This letter of claim, or LOC, will then be sent to your tour operator detailing the problems you encountered along with any related failings of the hotel.
After your tour operator has received the LOC, they then have 6 months to carry out their investigations. However in most cases this is not a worry, as we have an unrivalled 99% success rate when it comes to handling holiday illness claims.
Following this investigation period, our specialist solicitors will then begin to negotiate a price to give you the best possible outcome.
Contact the legal specialists today
If you weren’t aware, every claim that we handle is done so on a no win no fee basis, which ensures that you will never be at risk of losing a single penny when choosing YHC to make your holiday illness claim!
So begin your risk free claim today, by calling our dedicated legal team on 0330 100 2851 now.
Or if you would prefer is to contact you at a more suitable time, you can do so by providing us with a few quick details and starting your claim online.