Visitors to India come expecting a vibrant, lively holiday filled with unforgettable experiences – but they can end up having their holidays ruined with sudden illness, accident or injury.
Illness among tourists is common in India – many tourists pursuing compensation claims report symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, with the causes traced back to contaminated food, dirty swimming pools and local drinking water.
Popular destinations in India include: Goa, Kerala, Mumbai and Delhi.
Common holiday accidents in India:
- Slips/trips around the hotel
- Slipping accidents around the buffets in hotel restaurants
- Slips/trips around the hotel swimming pool
- Lacerations caused by broken tiles in and around the hotel swimming pool
- Quad biking accidents
- Water sports accidents including kite surfing, snorkelling and boat trips.
Holiday illnesses in India are generally caused by poorly prepared food or consuming tap water which can cause food poisoning. Serious cases can be caused by:
Serious illness can include:
- Giardia lamblia (generally caused by unclean swimming pool water)
Accidents and injuries can also occur while out and about in India. The densely populated cities of Delhi and Mumbai have very busy roads, and those unfamiliar with the traffic patterns and driving style can easily become involved in car accidents. We’ve also been involved with clients who have suffered slips and trips in their hotels, at local airports or while on excursions, through no fault of their own.
At Your Legal Friend, our team of personal injury experts are on hand to help you make a compensation claim if you’ve fallen ill or been involved in an accident in India. We understand that being injured or spending time in hospital in a foreign country can be incredibly stressful – not to mention expensive, with many places demanding medical fees upfront before treatment will be administered.
With a 95% success rate in personal injury cases, we’re confident we can secure a positive result for you and your family. Our no-win, no-fee guarantee also means you won’t pay a penny unless we are successful in winning your case and recovering the compensation you deserve. Get in touch with our team today to find out more.
Indian holiday hotspots
Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) is one of India’s most-visited destinations. The crowded, chaotic streets are packed with bustling bazaars and a carnival-like atmosphere – but step into one of the many beautiful mosques, or explore the local lakes and parks, and you’ll experience tranquillity.
Indian culture mixes with Portuguese influence in Goa, where sun-kissed beaches meet wildlife sanctuaries and beautiful temples. Ideal for those who want to add a little more to their holiday than simply soaking up the sun.