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Accidents and illnesses in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is one of Europe’s fastest-growing holiday hotspots, with something for all types of tourist to enjoy. The stunning town of Bankso boasts the longest ski runs in the country, ideal for those who love their winter sports, while sun-seekers will find beautiful beaches in the Black Sea regions of Obzor and Nessebar. Then there’s Varna and Burgas, two of the country’s cultural hubs, with plenty to do and see for those who want to soak up Bulgaria’s heritage while enjoying the blissful weather.

But despite the idyllic surroundings, some holidaymakers in Bulgaria have had their dream trip turned upside-down as the result of an injury, an accident or a sudden illness.

Popular resorts in Bulgaria include Bankso, Obzor, Nessebar and Sunny Beach.

Common accidents in Bulgaria

Winter sports accidents tend to be the most serious accidents faced by holidaymakers in Bulgaria. Whilst most holidaymakers have a lot of fun and a great holiday, accidents can happen and can cause far reaching consequences for those involved.

  • Skiing accidents
  • Snowboarding accidents
  • Snowmobile accidents
  • Tobogganing accidents
  • Slip or trips around the hotel. 
  • Accidents on transfers or pre-paid trips

The most common cause of holiday illness in Bulgaria relates to contaminated food or water borne bacteria such as:

  • Campylobacter
  • E.coli
  • Salmonella

Severe illnesses can include:

If you’ve experienced a holiday illness or an accident abroad through no fault of your own, Your Legal Friend is here to help. We understand the enormous stress that an accident or illness while in a foreign country can cause – navigating hospitals with significant language barriers and potentially paying for costly treatments upfront can certainly take its toll.

Whether you’ve fallen ill as a result of hotel food, been involved in a skiing accident through faulty equipment, or suffered a slip or trip in an airport, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

With a guaranteed no-win, no-fee service and more than thirty years of experience in personal injury law, our expert solicitors are on hand to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family. Our team will stand by you throughout your case and work hard to secure for you the compensation you deserve for any stress, trauma or financial outlay incurred. Call today for an informal chat with our expert personal injury lawyers.

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Our holiday illness team have years of experience pursuing claims on behalf of disappointed holidaymakers.

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At Your Legal Friend, our experienced holiday sickness solicitors will review your case for holiday illness compensation and take you step by step through the process of pursuing your holiday sickness claim.

If you’d like advice as to whether you might be able to pursue a holiday illness claim, either call our freephone number or submit your details through the form on this page and we’ll be in touch to schedule a phone call at a time that’s convenient for you. If you decide that you’d like to start a claim, one of our lawyers will be able to tell you whether you can enter into a No Win, No Fee agreement*. A ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement means that in the event your claim is unsuccessful, and you have co-operated fully with us throughout, you won’t have to pay any legal costs, so there’s no financial risk to you.

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For an informal, confidential chat with one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors, call us now on 0151 550 5228(calls free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

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There are many people injured in accidents each year through no fault of their own and the circumstances will be different in each instance. Our team has extensive experience of successfully managing a wide range of personal injury claims, so we can help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Director of Personal Injury

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Obtaining a full description of your accident or illness
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Obtaining your medical records
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Contacting the company responsible for your accident or illness
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Arranging your medical assessment
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Common illnesses and injuries in Bulgaria

From the stunning city of Sofia to the majestic Black Sea beach resorts, it’s easy to see why Bulgaria has become such a popular holiday hotspot. But for the unfortunate few, things can go awry on holiday, through no fault of the holidaymaker in question. From inconvenient travel bugs to more serious accidents or injuries, there are many incidents which could ruin a Bulgarian holiday, and even result in a personal injury claim against those at fault.

Travel bugs – food poisoning, diarrhea, salmonella

Bacteria from undercooked food or poor hygiene practices in restaurants is one of the leading causes of holiday illness in Bulgaria. These harmful bacteria can cause illnesses including salmonella, ecoli, typhoid, norovirus and amoebic dysentery, all of which can become incredibly serious.

Pool areas are also breeding grounds for bacteria, especially when they’re not regularly and thoroughly cleaned. Tourists have been known to pick up illnesses from poorly maintained hotel pools, resulting in a ruined holiday.

Trips, slips and falls

Trips and slips can happen anywhere – but they’re far more stressful when they happen in the midst of an expensive holiday to Bulgaria. Hotel lobbies and entrance areas are most frequently at fault – many of them have expansive stretches of tiles or marble which can become very slippery at times.

Falls around the pool area can also result in serious injuries, from ankle fractures to back problems. If you’ve sustained an injury around the pool through no fault of your own, we could help you make a compensation claim.

Excursions, airport accidents, transfers

Accidents don’t have to happen in your hotel for you to have a claim. They can occur at any time in your holiday experience, whether you’ve just stepped off the plane, whether you’re being transferred to your hotel, or whether you’re on an excursion provided by an external travel operator.

If you’ve been injured on an excursion, a coach trip, during an airport transfer or in the airport itself, you could be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

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Can I claim for a skiing accident?

As a new ski destination, Bulgaria is fast gaining a reputation for providing keen skiers with unrivalled slopes at fantastic prices. With a growing range of resorts ideal for both beginners and experts alike, winter sports fans are flocking to Bulgaria during the winter months. 

However all the thrill and excitement of a skiing holiday in Bulgaria can be cut short due to an accident or illness. We know how stressful being injured abroad can be. Whether it’s a sprain, a broken bone, or something altogether more serious, if the injury you suffered wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

Many accidents abroad mean that skiers and their travel companions often have to miss all or part of their holiday, or even end up staying longer than planned due to a stay in hospital. Whether your injury was due to a trip or fall, or something entirely different, our team of expert personal injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

With over thirty years of experience in personal injury claims, we are experts in our field. We boast a 95% success rate and have recovered over £200,000,000 for our clients in the last ten years alone, so we’re confident that we have the skills to secure the compensation you deserve.  What’s more, we take care of everything for you so your claim is fast and hassle-free.

Our no-win, no-fee guarantee means there are no upfront fees to pay, so even if you’re still paying off medical bills or additional travel expenses from your holiday, you won’t need to worry about finding any extra money to pursue your claim.

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From the stunning city of Sofia to the majestic Black Sea beach resorts, it’s easy to see why Bulgaria has become such a popular holiday hotspot. But for the unfortunate few, things can go awry on holiday, through no fault of the holidaymaker in question. From inconvenient travel bugs to more serious accidents or injuries, there are many incidents which could ruin a Bulgarian holiday, and even result in a personal injury claim against those at fault.

Travel bugs – food poisoning, diarrhea, salmonella

Bacteria from undercooked food or poor hygiene practices in restaurants is one of the leading causes of holiday illness in Bulgaria. These harmful bacteria can cause illnesses including salmonella, ecoli, typhoid, norovirus and amoebic dysentery, all of which can become incredibly serious.

Pool areas are also breeding grounds for bacteria, especially when they’re not regularly and thoroughly cleaned. Tourists have been known to pick up illnesses from poorly maintained hotel pools, resulting in a ruined holiday.

Trips, slips and falls

Trips and slips can happen anywhere – but they’re far more stressful when they happen in the midst of an expensive holiday to Bulgaria. Hotel lobbies and entrance areas are most frequently at fault – many of them have expansive stretches of tiles or marble which can become very slippery at times.

Falls around the pool area can also result in serious injuries, from ankle fractures to back problems. If you’ve sustained an injury around the pool through no fault of your own, we could help you make a compensation claim.

Excursions, airport accidents, transfers

Accidents don’t have to happen in your hotel for you to have a claim. They can occur at any time in your holiday experience, whether you’ve just stepped off the plane, whether you’re being transferred to your hotel, or whether you’re on an excursion provided by an external travel operator.

If you’ve been injured on an excursion, a coach trip, during an airport transfer or in the airport itself, you could be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

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As a new ski destination, Bulgaria is fast gaining a reputation for providing keen skiers with unrivalled slopes at fantastic prices. With a growing range of resorts ideal for both beginners and experts alike, winter sports fans are flocking to Bulgaria during the winter months. 

However all the thrill and excitement of a skiing holiday in Bulgaria can be cut short due to an accident or illness. We know how stressful being injured abroad can be. Whether it’s a sprain, a broken bone, or something altogether more serious, if the injury you suffered wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.

Many accidents abroad mean that skiers and their travel companions often have to miss all or part of their holiday, or even end up staying longer than planned due to a stay in hospital. Whether your injury was due to a trip or fall, or something entirely different, our team of expert personal injury solicitors can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

With over thirty years of experience in personal injury claims, we are experts in our field. We boast a 95% success rate and have recovered over £200,000,000 for our clients in the last ten years alone, so we’re confident that we have the skills to secure the compensation you deserve.  What’s more, we take care of everything for you so your claim is fast and hassle-free.

Our no-win, no-fee guarantee means there are no upfront fees to pay, so even if you’re still paying off medical bills or additional travel expenses from your holiday, you won’t need to worry about finding any extra money to pursue your claim.

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