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.