At Your Holiday Claims, holidaymakers regularly ask us what they will need to make a successful holiday claim following illness or injury abroad.
That’s why our expert holiday claim solicitors have put together the following list of what you can use to support your claim for holiday compensation.
Read below for our experts top tips or if you’d prefer to discuss the circumstances of your case with a member of our team direct, call 0330 100 2851.
Evidence you need for a holiday illness claim
As with any type of claim, the more evidence we can gather the better chance we have of helping you receive the maximum compensation for your claim. Supporting documents can include:
Ask for a copy of your report from your tour rep
If you have fallen ill or had an accident on a package holiday abroad, we would always recommend reporting the incident to your tour operator representative.
They should make a report of your complaint and provide you with a copy. If you don’t receive a copy from your tour rep, you should request one.
This will ensure that the records show your tour operator was aware of the incident and can support any claim you decide to bring in the future.
Keep receipts for any expenses
Whether you’ve fallen ill or suffered injuries caused by an accident abroad, you can receive compensation for any medical expenses you have incurred.
We would recommend asking for receipts for any medication you purchase and any money you spend on doctors’ visits to your resort or any hospital visits.
You can also claim for any travel expenses you have incurred as a result of your illness. This could be the cost of travelling to receive medical treatment or the cost of re-arranging your plans to travel home if you are unable to fly.
Take photographs where possible
If you have suffered an accident on a package holiday through no fault of your own, taking photographs of the scene of the accident will support your claim. Whether you have tripped on uneven paving, slipped on a wet floor or been involved in a road traffic accident, photographic evidence can help support your claim for compensation.
If you have fallen ill on holiday, taking photos of any poor hygiene standards at the hotel including undercooked food or unclean swimming pools can also help any claim our expert holiday illness solicitors bring against your tour operator.
Gather evidence from others at your hotel
Outbreaks of illness within all-inclusive package holiday hotels regularly affect large numbers of holidaymakers. If your holiday has been ruined by illness, it is more than likely that others will also have been affected.
By speaking to other holidaymakers within the resort, the legal experts at Your Holiday Claims could help you bring a group holiday illness claim against your tour operator. This can make it much more difficult for the tour operator to deny responsibility for the outbreak of illness. You can find out how you can make a group holiday illness claim here.
Similarly, as with any accident that occurs in the UK, witness statements can be crucial in making a claim for compensation. If anyone else did witness your accident on holiday, speak to them and ask if you can take their details to support your claim against the tour operator.
Speak to our expert holiday claim solicitors today
Whatever the circumstances of your holiday accident or illness, the dedicated YHC claims solicitors are on hand to listen and advise you on your options.
Our experts have over 50 years’ combined experience in travel law and have grown into one of the UK’s leading holiday claims teams.
Discover whether you can make a claim by calling 0330 100 2851.
Or, if you can’t talk right now, you can start your holiday claim online.