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No win, no fee group holiday sickness compensation claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced accidents and illness abroad lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Holiday illnesses abroad

Holiday illnesses abroad

Hotels, tour operators, restaurants and other services have a duty of care to their customers.

Overseas illnesses can result in serious health problems and many are entirely avoidable. The common causes of illness abroad that you may be able to claim compensation for include:

  • Food poisoning.
  • Bacterial infections.
  • Legionnaire’s disease.
  • Typhoid.
  • Norovirus.

If you or members of your family are taken ill abroad through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim compensation.


Specialist holiday illness solicitors

Specialist holiday illness solicitors

In cases where your holiday illness was avoidable, you can bring a claim against:

  • Package holiday tour operators — for failing to comply with their duty of care to you.
  • The hotel and their insurer — for breaches in health, safety and hygiene standards.
  • Cruise ship operators — for health and safety breaches and for failing to contain the spread of bacterial infections.

Our lawyers can provide free and impartial advice about the circumstances of your illness, helping you to bring a successful claim against those responsible.


Making a holiday illness claim

Making a holiday illness claim

If you’ve been affected by an illness abroad, you could be entitled to compensation.

We’ll assess the circumstances of your case, and if accepted, begin our investigation, where necessary liaising with our network of travel experts to establish the circumstances and who exactly was responsible.

Once we’ve obtained all evidence in support of your case, we’ll advise you on a reasonable amount of compensation that’s appropriate to your illness and losses.

The majority of holiday illness abroad cases we deal with settle out of court.

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How to make a group holiday sickness claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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Who can make a holiday illness claim?

In order to make a claim, our solicitors must be able to show that the sickness was caused by health and safety breaches, poor food handling, inadequate hygiene standards, or a hotel, tour operator or cruise company’s failure to contain the spread of a bacterial infection.

The claim can be for an individual, a family or a group.

If you’ve suffered an illnesses while on holiday, or another sickness bug which you believe could have been avoided, talk to our travel litigation solicitors today to see if you’re eligible make a compensation claim.

How long do I have to make a holiday illness claim?

If the illness was sustained in England and Wales, you normally have three years from the date of the onset of the illness to bring a compensation claim against those responsible.

The same may apply if you bring a claim against a tour operator based in the UK.

However, this may not be the case if your illness was contracted outside of England and Wales where English law does not apply. Some countries have much shorter time periods, some as short as 6-12 months from the date of the onset of the illness.

We recommend that you obtain advice from a travel litigation specialist at your earliest opportunity following an illness on holiday.

How much compensation can I expect for a holiday illness claim?

The amount of compensation you’re entitled to claim for a holiday illness will depend on the severity of your case and your financial losses.

When we accept your claim, we’ll assess the value of your case by considering the extent of your illness, and calculating your financial losses.

To do this, we’ll enlist the help of an independent medical expert who will consider the severity of your illness, and how much remedial treatment and care you require in the aftermath. We’ll also factor in any medical expenses you’ve incurred overseas, and the total financial loss you’ve suffered after being forced to abandon your holiday due to sickness.

For a free evaluation about the circumstances of your case and how much you may be entitled to claim, speak to our experienced travel claims team today.

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