A couple who had their holiday ruined due to illness caused by unsanitary food have been awarded compensation. The couple went on a cruise holiday around the Mediterranean. However they and many passengers on the ship developed problems including stomach cramps, diarrhoea and lethargy after cleanliness levels on the ship were not kept to reasonable standards.
The couple developed sickness and diarrhoea whilst on board, as did their grandson, who also became ill. The wife commented on the standard of the cruise liner saying, “When we pulled up you could see how old it looked and you could smell sewage as soon as you got on board. The smell was awful, around the stairwell, by the lift, and as we set sail it actually got worse. There were buckets catching drips in the dining room and the theatre”.
After making a holiday illness compensation claim, they were awarded £3,400 between them by the travel company who were responsible for the cruise ship. The company have also had to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds out to other passengers who sustained similar illnesses whilst on board.
Clearly, this ship had not been maintained to a reasonable standard, and as such, was not a safe and suitable environment for passengers, giving rise to the potential of both holiday accident and holiday illness claims.
Freeclaim Solicitors can help with holiday illness and accident claims
If you have sustained illness or injury whilst on holiday you may be able to claim holiday accident compensation. Holiday accidents and illnesses, either in this country or abroad, happen all the time. Whether it is caused by unsanitary food and water, or a slip, trip or fall in a hotel lobby, you may be entitled to make a claim.
Freeclaim Solicitors have many years experience dealing with holiday accident and holiday illness claims. These claims can be very complex, therefore it’s important you speak to a specialist within this area. To start your claim today call us on 0800 612 7340. Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form and one of our solicitors will call you back.
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Published: 14th May 2014