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Italy Holiday Claims

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

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I am very happy and satisfied with the settlement you achieved for me and the service was excellent and thank you very much

Mrs E.Swaffield
Loughborough

Claiming for Italy holiday compensation

When you think of Italy, you think of dramatic architecture, slices of delicious pizza, beautiful vineyards, the canals of Venice and the rolling countryside of Tuscany. Italy has long been a favourite of tourists who want to sample the finest pasta and wine, speak to passionate and friendly locals, and enjoy some of the most famous buildings and monuments in the world.

Italy is a holiday destination that can offer something for every tourist, whether they’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, the picturesque scenery from the shore of a lake, plenty of cultural and historical sites or bustling cities.

Italy’s tourism industry is as strong as it’s ever been, with millions of holidaymakers wanting to sample the food, soak up the sun and enjoy everything this country has to offer.

Unfortunately, every year some tourists experience a sudden accident or an unforeseen illness that turns their holiday into a nightmare. Instead of experiencing the classical architecture of Rome or the sun-kissed beauty of the Amalfi Coast, they instead find themselves confined to their hotel room, or even recovering in a hospital bed.

At Your Legal Friend, we understand that getting injured or becoming ill on holiday can be very traumatic and costly. Our team of expert personal injury solicitors can help you secure appropriate compensation. In the last 10 years alone, we’ve won over £200,000,000 for our clients achieving a 95% success rate that we’re very proud of.

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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 0808 231 3779(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.

Alison Saul

Director of Personal Injury

What our customers say

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“I found the staff to be friendly, helpful, courteous and they kept me well informed on a regular basis”

Mrs. Vora,
Loughborough

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“They acted in a sympathetic and professional manner and resolved my case very efficiently”

Mr Dowse
Leeds

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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 the most common accidents and illnesses in Italy?

Here are the most common illnesses and injuries tourists face when visiting Italy:

  • Travel bugs and sickness

Italy is renowned for its fantastic food, but that doesn’t mean some tourists don’t occasionally suffer from food poisoning or similar illnesses. Hotel buffets are notorious for causing these types of illness as the food is often re-heated and left out for long periods of time, making it a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Pool areas can also breed bacteria, especially if they’re poorly maintained and unclean.

  • Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere in the world – but they’re especially stressful when they happen in the midst of a holiday. A trailing wire within a hotel, a slippery wet floor in a museum or an unsafe balcony can result in serious injuries, and could see victims receive large sums of compensation depending on the severity of the accident.

  • Road accidents

Traffic in Italy’s main cities is notoriously chaotic. In Rome, the roads around many of the city’s biggest tourist attractions can be incredibly dangerous, with reports of some holidaymakers even being knocked down at designated crossings.

  • Excursions, accidents in airports, transfers, coach trips

Most people visiting Italy take advantage of the plentiful coach trips and excursions on offer – but uneven cobbled streets and steep steps on coaches can cause accidents and injuries.

Accidents can also happen even before your holiday starts.  You may have been injured boarding or disembarking a plane, had an item fall on you from an overhead locker, or been injured retrieving your luggage from the carousel or during your transfer to your hotel.  As these are all covered by your package holiday, you could have a valid compensation claim.

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Here are the most common illnesses and injuries tourists face when visiting Italy:

  • Travel bugs and sickness

Italy is renowned for its fantastic food, but that doesn’t mean some tourists don’t occasionally suffer from food poisoning or similar illnesses. Hotel buffets are notorious for causing these types of illness as the food is often re-heated and left out for long periods of time, making it a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Pool areas can also breed bacteria, especially if they’re poorly maintained and unclean.

  • Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere in the world – but they’re especially stressful when they happen in the midst of a holiday. A trailing wire within a hotel, a slippery wet floor in a museum or an unsafe balcony can result in serious injuries, and could see victims receive large sums of compensation depending on the severity of the accident.

  • Road accidents

Traffic in Italy’s main cities is notoriously chaotic. In Rome, the roads around many of the city’s biggest tourist attractions can be incredibly dangerous, with reports of some holidaymakers even being knocked down at designated crossings.

  • Excursions, accidents in airports, transfers, coach trips

Most people visiting Italy take advantage of the plentiful coach trips and excursions on offer – but uneven cobbled streets and steep steps on coaches can cause accidents and injuries.

Accidents can also happen even before your holiday starts.  You may have been injured boarding or disembarking a plane, had an item fall on you from an overhead locker, or been injured retrieving your luggage from the carousel or during your transfer to your hotel.  As these are all covered by your package holiday, you could have a valid compensation claim.

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