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£5,000 plus for couple ill with gastroenteritis at the Red Sea Holiday Village, Egypt

When a couple expecting a baby booked a 7-night, all-inclusive package holiday through TUI UK Ltd, they did not imagine what a nightmare it would turn out to be as a result of gastroenteritis contracted at the Red Sea Holiday Village in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

However, as they had booked a package holiday with First Choice Holidays – part of the TUI holiday group of tour operators – they were able to make a compensation claim under the 1992 Package Travel Regulations against their travel company.

Claiming Compensation for Red Sea Holiday Village Illness

The first of our holiday makers became ill with symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhoea, tiredness and fatigue – and she became worried. At the time of the holiday she was pregnant and did not know how the illness might affect her baby.

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Her husband also fell ill and suffered symptoms of diarrhoea, cramps and tiredness.

On their return home from the Red Sea Holiday Village, they contacted Simpson Millar, who prepared details of their claim and also arranged a report from a consultant gastroenterologist.

The medical report confirmed that they had suffered from moderately severe infective gastroenteritis – and because of the known incubation period for such infections, the medical report suggested it was beyond any doubt that the Red Sea Holiday Village was the source of the infective outbreak.

Compensation for holiday sickness and diarrhoea

Throughout the claims process, First Choice neither accepted nor denied liability for their customers’ illness but Simpson Millar’s specialist holiday claims team prepared details of the claim, and included a full breakdown of their compensation which included damages for loss of holiday enjoyment and out-of-pocket expenses.

After further negotiation, Simpson Millar managed to win £3,750 for the soon-to-be mother and £1,900 for her husband. As the case had been accepted on a no win no fee basis, both got to keep 100% of their compensation and their legal costs were paid by the other side.

Why use Simpson Millar?

Every year Simpson Millar’s specialist travel claims experts win thousands of pounds in compensation for holidaymakers who have become ill on package holidays as a result of lapses in hygiene and food preparation standards.

Contact our friendly holiday claims team for free initial advice about making a no win no fee holiday illness claim, or complete the enquiry form. You will be contacted by one of the UK’s most experienced travel lawyers for assistance who can provide free advice and possibly take on your claim if it is in your interests to do so.

Dated: 12/06/2013

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