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What happens when your dream holiday destination turns into a nightmare?

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Mrs E.Swaffield
Loughborough

Making a parasites claim

If you’re enjoying a long-awaited holiday, whether it’s a family trip or a romantic getaway, the last thing you want is to fall ill. But thousands of international travellers every year are diagnosed with illnesses abroad, with parasites being a key cause. These illnesses can wreck a holiday, leaving tourists recovering in their hotel rooms or being treated in hospital, rather than enjoying their well-deserved break.

If you’ve been affected by a parasitic illness while on holiday, you could be entitled to make a holiday compensation claim.

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Our holiday illness team have years of experience pursuing claims on behalf of disappointed holidaymakers who have experienced parasite infection abroad.

Parasite illness claims team

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.

Iain McCrave

Iain is an Assistant Fee Earner with the travel team and has 9 years’ experience in litigation dealing with all aspects of the claims process. Iain enjoys listening to music and travelling.

Kathryn Langton

Kathryn, also a qualified Solicitor, specialises in accidents at work, public liability, and accidents abroad. Kathryn deals with a wide variety of cases, often including accidents that involve serious, complex injuries.

Anita Carroll

Anita began working with us as a Paralegal in 2010 and, after securing a training contract, qualified as a Solicitor in February 2015. She manages a mixed caseload, including holiday illness cases. She is also a married Mum to 3 girls (18, 13 and 6) and they are her hobby!

Alison Saul

Alison Saul, Director of Personal Injury leads our Personal Injury, Road Accident and Holiday Illness teams. A fully qualified Solicitor with over 15 years of experience and expertise, Alison is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of compensation for her clients as well as ensuring high-quality client care.

Marta Skornog

Marta began working with us in 2012 as a Paralegal. She deals with RTA and Holiday Illness cases for both English and Polish speaking clients. Outside of work, Marta enjoys yoga, socialising and going to the movies.

Lee Quinn

Lee is a Fee Earner Manager, with 20 years’ experience in PI litigation. He runs both Holiday Illness and RTA cases and has teams who deal with Polish Speaking Clients for both also. He’s a father of one who loves to travel, last year he completed the Marathon Des Sables a 230k race across the Sahara desert.

Michelle Craven

Michelle has worked with us as a Legal Assistant since 2011. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her 5-year-old son.

Suzanne Wibberley

Suzanne is an Assistant Fee Earner to Lee Quinn and works with the travel team.  Suzanne has 12 years experience in PI litigation and deals with both Holiday illness and RTA cases.  Suzanne is currently undertaking her Ilex studies.  In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.

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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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10 simple steps to claim

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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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Collating details of your financial loss
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Negotiating the maximum settlement possibleProviding you with our valuation of your losses
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Sending your valuation to the other party's insurer
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Providing you with our valuation of your lossesNegotiating the maximum settlement possible
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Issuing Court proceedings
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Sending you your compensation payment

Your questions... answered

What are parasitic illnesses?

You’ve probably heard of a few parasitic illnesses already – malaria and giardiasis being just two of them. But there are hundreds more that put travellers at risk, including cryptosporidiosis, fascioliasis, Chagas disease and ascariasis.

Some of these illnesses are much more common than others – giardiasis, for example, is a leading cause of holiday illness, with symptoms that resemble food poisoning. Malaria, by contrast, is more unusual for tourists, who should be taking medication to protect them from the harmful mosquito bites that cause this illness.

How do you get a parasitic illness?

Tourists can contract parasitic illnesses in a number of ways, but by far the most common source of these inconvenient and sometimes dangerous conditions is contaminated food and drink. When fruit and vegetables are washed in contaminated water, or handled by a member of staff with unwashed hands, the parasites can infect the food, ready to be passed onto a human. Seafood grown in polluted waters can also be contaminated.

Swimming pools can also be a breeding ground for parasites, especially if they’re not chlorinated, filtered and cleaned properly. Some of the more unusual illnesses, such as malaria, are transmitted via a host – in this case, infected mosquitos. Many parasites can also survive outside of a human host for at least a couple of days – door handles, toilets and other surfaces can all harbour parasites if they’re not cleaned regularly.

If you’ve been affected by a parasitic illness abroad, get in touch with our expert legal team today to see whether you could make a holiday compensation claim.

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You’ve probably heard of a few parasitic illnesses already – malaria and giardiasis being just two of them. But there are hundreds more that put travellers at risk, including cryptosporidiosis, fascioliasis, Chagas disease and ascariasis.

Some of these illnesses are much more common than others – giardiasis, for example, is a leading cause of holiday illness, with symptoms that resemble food poisoning. Malaria, by contrast, is more unusual for tourists, who should be taking medication to protect them from the harmful mosquito bites that cause this illness.

Tourists can contract parasitic illnesses in a number of ways, but by far the most common source of these inconvenient and sometimes dangerous conditions is contaminated food and drink. When fruit and vegetables are washed in contaminated water, or handled by a member of staff with unwashed hands, the parasites can infect the food, ready to be passed onto a human. Seafood grown in polluted waters can also be contaminated.

Swimming pools can also be a breeding ground for parasites, especially if they’re not chlorinated, filtered and cleaned properly. Some of the more unusual illnesses, such as malaria, are transmitted via a host – in this case, infected mosquitos. Many parasites can also survive outside of a human host for at least a couple of days – door handles, toilets and other surfaces can all harbour parasites if they’re not cleaned regularly.

If you’ve been affected by a parasitic illness abroad, get in touch with our expert legal team today to see whether you could make a holiday compensation claim.

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