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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

    Health and Safety News

    The world’s worst holiday destinations for illness revealed

    By David Brown on August 21, 2014

    The five worst holiday destinations in the world have been revealed, with cruises topping the list, closely followed by holidays to Egypt, Spain, the Dominican Republic and Turkey. One man was unsurprised that Egypt made it onto the top five list. Kiran Gadhia contracted Norovirus on his £1,600 wedding anniversary trip to Sharm-El-Sheikh in Egypt.

    He puts his illness down to poor food hygiene at the hotel, and saw other travellers become ill on the trip too. The 30 year old is now discussing potential compensation for his luxury holiday with tour operator First Choice. He was forced to extend his holiday by three days, which he spent in bed recovering from his symptoms. Almost a year on, he still has to watch what he eats as he has not fully recovered.

    Gastric illness was one of the most common reasons holiday makers sought compensation after becoming ill on holiday – other travellers have been struck down by Salmonella, E-coli and Cryptosporidium. Issues such as unclean pools and poor food hygiene are responsible for many cases of illness in the worst holiday destinations. Food poisoning and gastric illness can be serious, even fatal, and can cause long-lasting health problems.

    Have you been ill on holiday?

    If you have been struck down with food poisoning on holiday, you’ll know it is no laughing matter. Becoming ill on holiday not only ruins your relaxing break, it can also be worrying to be ill so far from home, and you may need to claim on your travel insurance for medical treatment.

    Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhoea and temperature, and usually last for a few days. In some cases, you may feel ill for longer and may need treatment to recover. The good news is that if you have booked a package holiday with a tour operator, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering.

    Let Accident Advice Helpline take the strain

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know that you’re feeling stressed and exhausted after your holiday was ruined by gastric illness, so we aim to take the strain out of making a claim for compensation.

    However you have been affected, we will help you to get the compensation you deserve.

    We have 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry and have helped hundreds of holidaymakers claim compensation for illness on holiday.

    So why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could claim? Or call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone for confidential, no-obligation advice.

    Source: Nottingham Post

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