The decision whether to pursue a claim for holiday sickness is ultimately up to you. We can only tell you if you have a potentially successful case, not whether you should progress the claim. If a bout of sickness has ruined your holiday, the holiday compensation could allow you to make up for that time. If the illness has continued to affect your health, an award of compensation could help with any financial burden.
You may be concerned about the idea of pursuing a claim, with recent reports in the media suggesting that holiday sickness and diarrhoea claims are affecting holiday prices, as holidaymakers have been falsely making holiday compensation claims, with the costs then being passed on to the consumer. This coverage is focused on unscrupulous practices of a minority of companies that encourage false claims. Your Legal Friend is a Law Society Accredited firm and we take a dim view of fraudulent claims and have a thorough vetting process to ensure that we only take on genuine claims.
When you book a holiday, you place a great deal of trust and money with a travel provider. When on holiday, you rely on your tour operator to provide you with a safe and clean environment in which to relax. Getting sick on a holiday, due to poor standards within the hotel, is not your fault and you shouldn’t have to foot the bill for their carelessness.
Travel companies include travel insurance as part of package deals, so in most cases, you will have already paid your travel insurance with them and are entitled to claim if you have fallen ill on holiday. The insurance premiums pay for the associated expenses and reimbursements when package holiday sickness claims are successful.