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  • Overview
  • Popular Accidents & Illnesses
  • Our Experts
  • See Our 10 Simple Steps

Egypt is the perfect holiday hotspot for tourists. Cairo, Egypt’s capital, boasts some of the world’s most famous monuments, while the stunning Sharm el Sheik region is home to a plethora of acclaimed five-star hotels and resorts. Hurghada, Masra Alam and Makadi Bay also offer sun, sea, sand and the ultimate in serenity for holidaymakers seeking an idyllic retreat.

Which location did you visit?

    Unfortunately, for some holidaymakers seeking to enjoy all that Egypt has to offer, their dream trip can quickly descend into turmoil as the result of an accident, injury or sudden illness.

    Popular Egyptian resorts include:

    • Aswan, Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Masra Alam, Makadi Bay, Red sea and Sinai, Sharm el Sheik, Sharks Bay, Taba Heights.

    Common holiday accidents in Egypt can include:

    • Water sports accidents including jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, and boat trips
    • Quad biking accidents
    • Slips/trips around the hotel including the hotel restaurants
    • Slips/trips around the hotel swimming pool including lacerations caused by loose or broken tiles.

    Holiday illnesses in the Egypt are generally caused by poorly prepared food or unclean swimming pool water which can cause serious gastric illnesses. Serious cases can be caused by:

    • Campylobacter
    • Cryptosporidium
    • E. coli
    • Salmonella

    Serious illnesses can include:

    • Cholera
    • Dysentery
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Giardiasis

    At Your Legal Friend, we understand that a holiday illness or suffering an accident abroad can be traumatic. The stress of navigating foreign hospitals combined with having to pay for any treatments upfront can be overwhelmingly stressful.

    If, through no fault of your own, you have experienced an accident, injury or illness abroad, Your Legal Friend is here to help. We have successfully pursued Egypt holiday compensation claims involving various types of accidents and injuries, from slips and trips in hotel lobbies to accidents suffered at sea or onboard aircraft. If you’ve sustained an injury or fallen ill at any point during your holiday, our expert team of specialist personal injuries solicitors will help you secure appropriate compensation for your stress, trauma and necessary financial outlay.

    We offer a guaranteed no-win, no-fee service and a 95% success rate on all personal injury claims. With more than thirty years of experience in personal injury law, we have the expertise and experience to secure the compensation you and your family deserve. 

    Here’s how Your Legal Friend can help you:

    • No win, no fee - guaranteed
    • 95% success rate in personal injury claims
    • Over £200,000,000 successfully won in the last ten years alone
    • Help and support you with your claim against the travel company or carrier
    • 30 years’ experience in personal injury compensation

    Talk to us today

    For an informal, confidential chat with one of our expert personal injury solicitors about making a claim, call us now on 0808 301 8778 (call free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

    While Egypt is certainly a stunning, family-friendly destination, things can sometimes go wrong, leaving holidaymakers ill or injured during their trip. From salmonella outbreaks to road traffic accidents on coach excurisons, there are many accidents, injuries and illnesses that can ruin a holiday to Egypt and result in a personal injury claim. Here are some of the most common.

    Travel bugs – salmonella, food poisoning, diarrhea

    The vast majority of Egypt’s most beautiful resorts are all-inclusive, which means guests’ meals and beverages are included in the cost of their stay. Unfortunately, this also means that if one dish is undercooked, or comes into contact with certain bacteria, everyone in the hotel suffers.

    Swimming pools are also a breeding ground for certain bacteria. If they’re not cleaned regularly, all of the hotel’s inhabitants can be affected, with deeply unpleasant and often dangerous illnesses spreading as a result.

    In recent years, we’ve pursued Egypt compensation claims for holidaymakers who have experienced serious food poisoning and all of the unpleasant side effects that come with it; vomiting, diarrhea and even long-term health problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

    Trips, slips and falls at your hotel

    The ornate, majestic marble lobbies that Egypt is famous for might look wonderful in the holiday brochures, but if they’re left even slightly wet, these slippery floors can cause serious injuries. Many resorts in this region also have beautiful floor tiles, but poor maintenance of these tiles can lead to cracks which, in turn, can lead to trips, slips and falls.

    Your Legal Friend can also pursue personal injury compensation claims for those who have been injured as a result of a trip or slip on a wet or broken floor.

    Excursions, coach trips, transfers and airport accidents

    There are also many opportunities for accident or injury outside of the resort environment. Egyptian travel operators offer many excursions and trips to the country’s prestigious heritage sites, but the notoriously chaotic traffic in the main cities can result in road traffic accidents while on these coach trips.

    Personal injury claims also stretch to injuries sustained at Egyptian airports, whether you’re boarding the plane, retrieving your luggage or being transferred to your hotel.

    Here’s how Your Legal Friend can help you:

    • Help and support you with your claim against the travel company or carrier
    • No win, no fee - guaranteed
    • 95% success rate in personal injury claims
    • Over £200,000,000 successfully won in the last ten years alone
    • 30 years’ experience in personal injury compensation

    Talk to us today

    For an informal, confidential chat with one of our expert personal injury solicitors about making a claim, call us now on 0808 278 7431 (call free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

    Alison Saul, Director of Personal Injury leads our Personal Injury and Road Accident 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.

    Alison is assisted by her team managers, Philip Waters Lee Quinn, Jenna Hargreaves, and Kathryn Langton. Philip, Lee, and Jenna lead legal teams focussing on Road Traffic Accident cases while Kathyrn leads our Personal Injury team. Together they have a wealth of experience in personal injury compensation.

    • There are many people injured in accidents each year through no fault of their own and the circumstances will be difference 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 maximim compensation you deserve. 

      Alison Saul,
      Director of Personal Injury

    Philip, a qualified solicitor, has over 18 years’ experience in personal injury compensation. Having previously worked for a large insurance company, he has extensive insights in how to engage effectively with insurers to achieve the level of compensation our clients deserve. Philip deals with cases of high value, complex cases, and recently secured £1.6 million in compensation for one of his clients who suffered catastrophic injuries in a road accident.

    Lee has over 15 years’ specialist experience in Personal Injury claims and also manages a wide variety of high value, complex cases. Lee has extensive experience of working with insurance companies, acting for both claimants and defendants, and so understands how to secure the highest levels of compensation for the victims of road traffic accidents.

    Jenna is a qualified solicitor and has studied to become a barrister. Jenna leads the internal reviews of our case management processes to ensure excellent, efficient case handling and high levels of client satisfaction.

    Kathryn, also a qualiied 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.

    Talk to us today

    For an informal, confidential chat with one of our expert personal injury solicitors about making a claim, call us now on 0808 149 4227 (call free from landlines and mobiles). Or just complete the 'Start a new claim’ option on the right and we'll call you straight back.

    Accidents & Illnesses abroad - 10 simple steps to achieving your compensation

    For most people, a compensation claim isn’t an everyday occurrence so we thought it would be helpful to explain how we manage your claim and the steps that we both need to go through.

    Step 1 - Obtaining a full description of your accident or illness

    We need to understand as much as possible about your accident or illness – exactly how it happened or what caused you to be ill and why, the injuries you suffered, what happened immediately afterwards and how your life has been affected as a result.

    Step 2 - Obtaining your medical records

    We will ask your GP and hospital for your full medical records so that we can establish the extent of your injuries or illness, the treatment you received, and how long it will take you to recover.  If your treatment was carried out abroad, we can obtain and, if need be, translate those records.

    Step 3 - Contacting the company responsible for your accident or illness

    Once we have decided who is responsible for your accident or illness, we will inform them that you intend to claim compensation and send them the details you have provided.  We will let you know their response and, if they dispute the case, we will ask you to provide your comments on their response. 

    Step 4 - Arranging your medical assessment

    We will arrange for an independent clinician to evaluate the extent of your illness or injuries and whether they will affect your ability to work in the short or long term.  In holiday illness claims, it may sometimes be possible to obtain a “desktop” report that can be done based on your witness statement and any medical records so that you don’t have to go for a medical examination.

    Step 5 - Collating details of your financial loss

    In addition to compensation for your injuries or illness, you can claim for another other expenses you have incurred as a result, including lost earnings, expenses travelling to medical appointments, and the cost of care and help with everyday tasks.  

    Step 6 - Providing you with our valuation of your losses

    Once we have received all your medical reports, we can provide a valuation for your illness, injuries and associated losses.  We will send this to you along with your medical report. You then need to complete and sign the medical slip and schedule of losses and return them to us.

    Step 7 - Sending your valuation to the other party's insurer

    Once we have received your signed medical slip and schedule of losses, we send these to the defendant’s insurer and ask for their best offer to settle the case. Often the insurance company takes 4 – 6 weeks to get back to us.

    Step 8 - Negotiating the maximum settlement possible

    We work hard to achieve the maximum possible settlement for your case, which can take some time to negotiate. So we text and email you to keep you up to date with our progress.

    Step 9 - Issuing Court proceedings

    If the defendant’s insurer refuses to make a realistic offer, then we issue Court proceedings for a hearing.  It is very unlikely that you need to attend this hearing, so there’s no need to worry about it. 

    Step 10 - Sending you your compensation payment

    Once we receive your compensation payment from the defendant’s insurer, we let you know.  Most important of all, we send you your compensation payment straight away!

    How long does a claim take?

    Because the circumstances surrounding every claim and their effects are different, it’s very difficult to give a definitive answer on how long it takes to settle a claim.  Often it depends on how quickly our clients provide us with essential information, how quickly we can get medical records and assessments, and whether the insurance companies are willing to provide realistic offers to settle the claims.

    Whilst we aim to settle your claim as quickly as possible, we also want to ensure we secure the maximum compensation for you.  This often means we have to do some hard negotiation with the defendants – which takes extra time. Our aim is to balance progressing the claim as fast as possible with getting you the maximum settlement.

    We realise that you’ll be keen to know about the progress of your claim so we will send you regular emails and texts to keep you up to date, and also to remind you if there is any information we’re waiting for from you.