A couple who fell ill during their holiday have won wedding holiday compensation amounting to £50,000. Mr and Mrs Ford fell violently ill after their Caribbean wedding along with seven other members of the wedding party leading to the claim. The couple tied the knot in the Dominican Republic and claimed they were served almost raw meat during their hotel stay. The bride fell ill before the ceremony and succumbed to the stomach bug shortly after as did their three children and several other members of the group. The same utensils were also used to prepare raw and cooked meat leading to members of the party suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea. The couple claimed for compensation from the holiday company who extended their apologies to the couple and agreed to a compensation payout. The holiday company assured customers that they monitor all hotels to ensure the highest of hygiene standards are met and that this was a rare case.
How to claim for wedding holiday compensation
Whether you book a holiday for your wedding, honeymoon or just for your annual getaway, the last thing you should expect is to fall ill as a result of eating at the hotel. In addition, you are entitled to enjoy any excursion and are entitled to comfort in your hotel and during your travel. Although no-one wants to suffer a holiday from hell, there is something you can do about it. If you booked a package holiday with a UK provider, you can claim compensation directly from the company should you have suffered an accident, injury or illness during your travel or stay abroad.
Claiming holiday compensation
If you suffer an accident while on a pre-booked excursion or you fall ill due to eating at your hotel, you can claim for holiday accident compensation if there is evidence of negligence. Should you suffer an accident during your travel to the destination and you booked this as part of a package deal, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation from the holiday company. Provided you booked the company with a UK provider, your claim should go smoothly and you are likely to win a cash payout where there is evidence someone else was at fault for your accident, injury or illness. Call us on our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 to obtain some no-obligation advice from our team.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown