At Barrister-Direct, we know our clients value their holidays and time out. Whether at home, or, particularly, on holiday, falling ill as a result of sub-standard hygiene practices is an unpleasant, embarrassing and inconvenient thing to happen. We appreciate that, when people go on holiday, they want to relax and enjoy their precious free time. When illness ruins this, it taints the experience for the whole party.
Hotels and restaurants have a responsibility to meet certain hygiene standards. If they fail to do this and you become ill, you may be able to seek compensation. We have a dedicated Personal Injury, Holiday Sickness team at Barrister-Direct, which will assist you if you became ill, whilst on an all-inclusive package Holiday abroad.
Book your free, no obligation telephone consultation or complete our contact form to start your claim.
What we offer:
- No win no fee
- Specialist Personal Injury Barristers with Holiday Sickness Expertise
- Quick and efficient service
- Regular updates
- Friendly, approachable and accessible
Frequently Asked Questions
At Barrister-Direct, we believe that, if you go on holiday and become unwell as a result of poor food and hygiene practices, then it is worth making a claim. We know how hard you work and how much you look forward to your holidays. To spend it unwell can be frustrating and upsetting. How much compensation you will receive will depend on a number of factors, including, how long you were unwell for, how severe your symptoms were and the cost of your holiday. On average, our clients have recover £1,600 each.
At Barrister-Direct, we will consider your claim if you were unwell for 5 or more days.
Sometimes, if you’re unwell, people will self-medicate and deal with their symptoms as opposed to seeking medical treatment. Whilst it is ideal if you sought medical treatment either on holiday or at home, many of our clients have been successful, having not done so.
Yes, at Barrister-Direct, we work under a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a ‘No Win No Fee Agreement.’ If you win, you will pay us a maximum of a 25% success fee, if you lose, you don’t pay us anything. It’s our promise.
There is no single answer for how long a holiday illness claim can take. Sometimes, the Defendant will settle your claim to avoid expensive court proceedings, other times, they will not. On average, our clients experience conclusion of their claims between 9-12 months. During this time, we ensure that you are regularly updated about your claim, with letters, emails, telephone calls or home visits. We will also do everything we can to speed up your claim, whilst ensuring that you are getting the best possible result.