Holiday Sickness Claims

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Holiday Sickness Claims

Holiday Sickness – there can’t be anything worse. Unfortunately more than 337,000 British travellers made insurance claims for overseas medical treatment in 2012, according to the Association of British Insurers. The average claim was for £815 but one poor unfortunate holidaymaker, who had to be flown home by air ambulance after suffering a heart attack, claimed £86,000. With the rising popularity of all inclusive or packaged holidays there is unfortunately a rising trend in the number of holiday makers being taken ill whilst abroad.

 

Did you know – It’s a reported fact that all-inclusive holidays result in twice as many complaints of illness as accommodation only.

The package holiday market is one of the most competitive there is. Holiday operators are cutting corners to stand out from the crowd and gain business. These cost cutting measures inevitably have a downside and often that can be reflected in the level of hygiene, food preparation standards and failure to maintain facilities and public areas correctly.

Why –  It’s not uncommon to see food preparation standards fall well below par of those regarded as basic in the UK especially as Hotel and holiday providers need to be cost effective to compete. So staff have little or no training and have little or no understanding of how to handle and prepare food. Common examples can be  food undercooked or inadequately prepared, food left unattended in buffets left exposed to air born parasites or vermin. Simply put poor hygiene can make you sick, very sick.
Compensation – If you are sick on holiday then package holiday laws mean you may be able to make a claim against your tour operator, travel agent or holiday insurance. We know when you’re feeling out of sorts a claim may be the last thing on your mind but the amount can be substantial. At Smooth we will take the pain away so you can… recover.
We’ll discuss what happened and look at making a legal claim for pain and suffering, loss of earnings, private medical care at home or abroad, and loss of enjoyment.
It’s not always straight forward but we work for you on the ‘no win, no fee’ principal so if you lost your case there’s no bill from us to worry about. We’ve dealt with claimant law for decades and can truly describe ourselves as experts. With us you’re in safe hands.

Accidents on Roads

Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists. If you have been involved in an accident involving a vehicle then we can help with your claim for personal injury and other losses.

We have access to a national network of credit car hire firms from the family vehicle to the prestige car market. We also have access to a nationwide car repair network and if the requirement is there then we can provide the repair and the car hire pending repair.

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