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Over £4000 in compensation for Illness at First Choice All-inclusive Hotel

 
 

Mr Mackness and his daughter who live near Northampton suffered from sickness and diarrhoea whilst on holiday at the First Choice Holiday Village in Egypt.

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He decided to join a group action against First Choice for illness suffered by over 100 customers that stayed there in July to October 2010. In that period various holiday makers returned the hotel in Egypt with E Coli, Cryptosporidium (usually contracted from swimming pools) and Shigella (a type of dysentery).

First Choice Food Poisoning Claims

It was not known whether water or food poisoning caused the illness at the Coral Sea Holiday Village in Sharm El Sheikh. However, it was clear that First Choice wanted get in quick with compensation for the illness suffered at the all-inclusive unit.

Simpson Millar were able to use the bargaining power of the group of people that it represented to secure an outcome for the group described by Mr Mackness as excellent.

Paul Stevens, the food poisoning Lawyer that represented him, Mr Mackness commented on his “excellent friendly and professional manner”.

Hygiene problems at All-inclusive Hotels

One of the big challenges for First Choice who are now an “all-inclusive only” operator will be limiting the possibility of preventing the spread of infection at their hotels.

Paul advised “Unless rigorous procedures are applied, holidaymakers are at risk of contracting food poisoning at all-inclusive restaurants or contaminated swimming pools which could result in further Holiday Compensation Claims against First Choice Holidays”.

The “Holiday villages” are First Choice Holidays flagship family hotels but Simpson Millar are currently representing people that suffered Cryptosporidium at the Lanzarote Holiday Village, E-coli at the Holiday Village in Manar and Salmonella at the Holiday Village in Turkey.

How we can help you claim illness compensation from First Choice

Making a compensation claims for illness at a hotel in a foreign country can be difficult for those wishing to claim the Holiday Compensation that they are entitled to.

The First Choice Customer Legal Department will often offer token amounts compensation for illness suffered at their all-inclusive hotels.

However obtaining the £2000 to £4000 people can claim for food poisoning (upwards of 8000 in compensation for IBS sufferers) will often require the specialist knowledge of a travel law with expertise in food poisoning claims.

Call Simpson Millar for Free Legal advice about your All-inclusive Illness

If you want advice about whether you can make a claim against First Choice or any other travel company for the illness suffered on your holiday, one of Simpson Millar’s specialist holiday lawyers would be more than happy to give you free advice, even if they do not represent you.

All you have to do is complete the very brief enquire box on this page or give us a ring today.

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Dated: 02/03/2012

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