How much can I claim for holiday illness?
The latest guidelines released by The Judicial Studies Board estimate the amount of compensation which can be paid for pain, suffering and loss of amenity for food poisoning. The up to date amounts are:
£25,250-£34,500 - Severe toxicosis, causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, requiring hospital admission for some days or weeks and some continuing incontinence, haemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome, having a significant impact on ability to work and enjoyment of life.
£6,300-£12,600 - Serious but short-lived food poisoning, diarrhoea and vomiting diminishing over two to four weeks with some remaining discomfort and disturbance of bowel function and impact on sex life and enjoyment of food over a few years. Any such symptoms having these consequences and lasting for longer, even indefinitely, are likely to merit an award between the top of this bracket and the bottom of the bracket above.
£2,600-£6,300 – Food poisoning causing significant discomfort, stomach cramps, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Hospital admission for some days with symptoms lasting for a few weeks but complete recovery within a year or two.
£600-£2,600 – Varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks.
In addition to the amount you can claim for pain and suffering, you can also claim for the lost days of your holiday and for loss of enjoyment of your holiday plus any financial losses you may have incurred as a result of your holiday illness such as loss of earnings on your return home.
If you have suffered holiday illness abroad, make a claim for compensation with Farnworth Rose as soon as you return home. Anne Thomson is our holiday claims expert and she will give you the help and guidance you need to claim compensation for sickness abroad. We work on a no win, no fee basis so you pay nothing. Call us free on 080001 54321 or fill in the online claim form.
Contact us to claim for holiday illness
Farnworth Rose Solicitors (trading as www.yourholidayclaims.co.uk)
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