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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Health and Safety News

    Family receives holiday illness compensation after Turkey trip

    By David Brown on August 12, 2014

    A family has finally been granted compensation after experiencing a dreadful holiday in Turkey back in 2010. Sylvia Skelsey booked a two-week holiday to Bodrum in Turkey with four other family members and hoped to have a wonderful time. However the reality was very different. They all fell victim to a severe gastric complaint that left them struggling with diarrhoea and stomach cramping.

    They stayed at a four-star hotel and as soon as they started experiencing symptoms they got in touch with the staff at the hotel. Sylvia was aware that she was not the only person at the hotel who was ill, as several other guests had started complaining of similar symptoms. There was no doctor at the hotel and nothing was done to rectify the problems. Meat served with meals was sometimes not cooked properly and was lukewarm. Other problems at the hotel included an unclean swimming pool and cockroaches appearing in the shower.

    Now after a case was made against the tour operator Sylvia Skelsey has won a five-figure sum by way of compensation for the experience they suffered through. No liability has been accepted by the tour operator as a result of the case.

    Could your holiday experience warrant compensation?

    We go on holiday to have a break, to relax and to have a great time. We don’t expect to be struck down with an illness that could reasonably have been prevented if the proper measures have been taken.

    We’ve all read about families and individuals who have suffered on holiday, mostly through food poisoning. It is essential that you should have evidence that your illness was someone else’s fault, and this is something a professional injury compensation lawyer can help you with.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assess every situation that could have a chance for compensation

    If this type of situation sounds familiar and you have had such a holiday experience in the last three years, it might be worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We don’t just help people who have been involved in accidents: we deal with holiday illness compensation claims too. If you think you may have a case to answer for compensation, call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500. It could be the first essential step to take towards a potential pay-out in the future.

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    Date Published: August 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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