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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Holiday accidents: Presence of flies and other pests


    The last thing you want to think about when you board a plane bound for sun-soaked beaches is spending time in a clinic or hospital with a soaring temperature or breathing difficulties. But, the reality is that many tourists become ill while on holiday. If you’ve suffered illness abroad or been involved in a holiday accident, you may be entitled to travel accident compensation.

    Common holiday accidents

    Accidents can happen any place, any time and often they hit us when we least expect. The most common types of holiday accident include:

    • car and motorbike crashes
    • food poisoning
    • swimming pool accidents
    • slips, trips and falls
    • aviation and boating accidents
    • sporting accidents

    Often, accidents can be prevented, but sometimes they are unpredictable and you suffer injuries or illness through no fault of your own.

    Holiday accidents: flies and pests

    It is very common to see flies when you are on holiday, but if you notice that there are a large number of flies in the restaurants, this can be a sign of a hygiene problem. Sometimes, it’s impossible to get rid of flies, especially if you are eating in an open air venue, but there should never be swarms of flies. Flies and other flying creatures can contribute to a myriad of health problems, including stomach bugs, which generally result in symptoms such as diarrhoea, dehydration, nausea and vomiting.

    Sometimes, holiday companies will try to pass symptoms off as a result of a combination of a lot of sun, not enough water and too much alcohol, but if you have food poisoning and it was caused by poor hygiene, you may be eligible for travel compensation.

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    Making a travel accident claim

    If you think you are entitled to holiday accident compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline. The expert team of personal injury lawyers has over 13 years of experience in a wide range of claims, from road traffic compensation, to slip, trip or fall claims, and they do all the hard work for you.

    In the vast majority of cases, clients do not have to go to court and most of the information required can be gathered by telephone. The firm has been in business since 2000 and boasts an excellent reputation for providing a reliable and professional service.

    The legal team operates on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and compensation could help to pay for your rehabilitation costs, additional travel costs and hospital treatment, as well as easing the burden of bills if you are unable to work for a period of time after you have returned home.

    Date Published: November 26, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.