Holiday Village Tenerife illness claims – sick and tired of excuses?
As half term for most UK schools comes to an end, Simpson Millar’s travel lawyers have once again received enquiries from holidaymakers returning ill from one of First Choice’s flagship Holiday Villages. For the second time in less than 12 months we are hearing about ambulances being called to Holiday Village Tenerife as numerous guests fall ill with symptoms commonly associated with waterborne sickness and food poisoning.
This Holiday Village is described by the tour operator in its brochure as ‘the perfect family set-up, with pools, activities and a trio of restaurants, plus extras like a cinema and bowling alley’.
Simon Lomax, Simpson Millar’s Holiday Illness Claims Team manager says, “First Choice must be sick and tired of personal injury lawyers stating that hygiene standards on their holiday complexes are inadequate and that more needs to be done by them to safeguard the health of its customers. The Holiday Village brand is described as a real all-in-one all-inclusive holiday experience, the villages providing numerous bars and restaurants for adults with entertainment and activities geared to keeping children occupied.”
Salmonella, E.Coli and Campylobacter Food Poisoning
“Unfortunately many of these Holiday Villages, including the one in Tenerife result in serious bacterial or parasitic infections from bugs such as Campylobacter, E-coli, Salmonella and/or Cryptosporidium.”
“Holidaymakers contemplating visiting a Holiday Village in summer 2016 are warned. Infection from contaminated food can cause unpleasant, debilitating and long term illnesses. Many holidaymakers experience secondary conditions such as food intolerance and Irritable Bowel Syndrome following bouts of food poisoning.
“If you suffer illness whilst staying at a First Choice Holiday Village, and experience symptoms such as stomach cramps, fever, headaches and bouts of diarrhoea with urgency contact your doctor immediately on your return to the UK for advice.
Holiday Hotel Travel Watch Alerts
Our experienced team of travel lawyers are currently dealing with compensation claims for the following hotels:
Food poisoning is preventable. Holidays often causing thousands of pounds are special occasions and so every precaution should be taken to prevent illness.
Simpson Millar LLP is the UK’s leading firm of solicitors in food poisoning claims – we handle hundreds annually.
We have an enviable reputation for progressing foreign holiday illness compensation claims. As well as a dedicated team of professional travel experts, we also work with foreign lawyers who are able to provide specialist advice on foreign law and foreign food safety standards.
Simon continues to say, “Typical complaints Simpson Millar have heard over the last 6 years include:
“I have also monitored reports of illness on the Splash Hotel brand.”
Food Hygiene and Food Handling – Lessons for First Choice
Food hygiene is the manner in which food is handled or managed, so that food poisoning is prevented. This is done by:
Preventing food poisoning is achieved by implementing adequate hygiene checks, ensuring HACPP is implemented and by employing qualified and experienced health safety staff. Prevention is far better than cure and those expensive lawyers they hire to defend these claims.
Holidaymakers should be aware that gastroenteritis caused by a food or water poisoning is avoidable if adequate hygiene procedures are put in place and are maintained.
Do not believe the mysterious virus, heat or coconut oil excuses put forward by Representatives and welfare teams – they are foolish and could expose you to further complications that could have been treated.
We have the skills and expertise to obtain fair compensation for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis – contact us for a free no obligation consultation.