At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we understand that annual holidays are a British institution. We work all year, save up and look forward to a break away to put our feet up, relax and spend time with our loved ones.
While this may be an institution for us, those providing such getaways don’t always appear to respect the sanctity of the annual holiday. Many tour operators and hotel providers are increasingly cutting corners in regards to basic hygiene and customer safety standards, causing many holiday goers to fall ill or suffer an injury whilst abroad.
Package holiday claims may arise following any instance of non-fault holiday injury or holiday illness linked to your package deal. If you believe that your injury or illness is a result of negligence on behalf of any service provider working in conjunction with your tour operator, Contact Us today.
Whatever your situation, Hampson Hughes Solicitors’ expert team of package holiday claims solicitors could help you to secure maximum personal injury compensation. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation – discover today how we could help you.
Additionally to claiming for any loss of value to your package holiday, you can claim for the following:
You can claim for any injuries or illness you’ve suffered as a result of your all-inclusive package holiday. The extent of your holiday illness or injuries; recovery time and the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life will all be taken into consideration when determining the compensation awarded.
Any receipts for medication or taxis, hospital bills, travel costs to and from medical appointments, etc.
Damages towards loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is authorised by a doctor. You may also be eligible to claim for loss of future earnings where your illness or injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace.
Any loss of enjoyment of your holiday due to distress and disappointment as a result of your holiday illness or injury.
ABTA and ATOL protection ensures that if your package holiday causes you to become ill or you suffer an injury whilst on holiday, you can make a claim for compensation. Any package holiday claim will be brought against the tour operator itself or, any service provider working in conjunction with your tour operator.
Anyone can claim for compensation; however the following 3 criterias must be met:
The holiday in question must have taken place within the last 3 years in order to make a compensation claim.
At least all meals (drinks are also often included in an All-Inclusive deal) must have been included in the price of the holiday and provided by your hotel in order for you to qualify for compensation.
If the holiday was not all-inclusive, you will have likely eaten elsewhere and there is no way of proving that your illness was caused by food or drink consumed at your hotel.
A holiday is classed as a package deal if your flight and hotel (and often transfer) was booked with, and organised by, a single tour operator e.g. Thomas Cook, Thomson or First Choice.
If your flight and hotel were booked with separate tour operators, even if both were booked through the same website, then the holiday is not classed as a package. Flight plus hotel deals booked through websites such as Travel Republic and On the Beach should not be confused as a package.
If you do not have an existing travel insurance policy that provides full cover of your legal expenses, Hampson Hughes Solicitors will require you to take out ‘after the event legal expense insurance’ (ATE). This will ensure that we can offer you a no-win no-fee service.
If you believe that your tour operator could have done more to prevent your symptoms of illness or injury, Contact Us today. Whether you have experienced illness or injury during your flight, whilst staying in your package deal hotel, or during an excursion arranged by a company working in conjunction with your tour operator, we can help.