Holiday Sickness

Holidays are an important time for all of us. They are a time to relax and recharge the batteries. Whilst visiting another country we have a right to expect the hotels that we stay in maintain the highest standards of health and safety. Sadly, this is not always the case and illness can often result. An illness arising out of a stay in a hotel will not only ruin your holiday, but can also result in serious long term health problems.

At LAW4ALL we fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for you when you make a hotel illness claim. We are renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family due to hotel illness and we know what positive action to take to make a difference.

Our panel solicitors offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity. Above all, we put you first.


How far back can you claim?


If you contracted an illness whilst on holiday, you could be entitled to compensation and the experts at LAW4ALL could help you to obtain it.

What are the common holiday illnesses? What are they caused by? Where are they typically picked up? LAW4ALL have the answers.

Holiday illness claims can be successful if you were taken ill as a result of food poisoning or other bacterial infections caused by anything from the condition of food to the condition of the swimming pool.


The most common holiday illnesses are:


  • Salmonella
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium
  • E-Coli
  • Shigella
  • Giardia
  • Symptoms of these illnesses can include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • They can also include longer term secondary conditions such as:

  • Reactive arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • What could have caused my holiday illness?


  • Poorly handled food – If improperly cooked, served lukewarm or reheated food can be a breeding ground for
       bacteria.
  • Flies and insects – When food is left standing it can attract bacteria and fecal matter carrying insects.
  • Birds or animals – Wild animals can also contaminate food and should not be allowed in food preparation areas.
  • Sick workers – Food which is properly prepared can be contaminated by food handlers who are ill.
  • Unfiltered water – Tap water in some countries cannot be drunk and so should not be used to prepare ice or
       wash salads and fruit.
  • Swimming pools – People who are ill can spread parasites which are resistant to chlorine through swimming pools.
  • Public toilets – When a visitor fails to wash their hands they can subsequently contaminate surfaces like
       door handles.

  • How do I make a holiday illness claim?


    Compensation claims dealing with infections and food poisoning contracted on holiday can be complex. That is why it is important to talk to the experts at LAW4ALL.

    Talk to LAW4ALL today by calling 01706 632 671. We are personal injury specialists who deal with a wide variety of holiday illness claims. We make these complex situations simple and do all the hard work so you don’t have to. Why not give us a call today to discuss your claim?



    01706 632 671


    Call us and within minutes find out if you have a claim.