Wish to claim for loss of enjoyment on holiday due to illness whilst away?
Parasites are living organisms that live in or, on another living organism i.e. humans and benefit from deriving nutrients at their expense. They can vary in size from single-celled micro-organisms which are known as protozoa, to large worms that are visible with the naked eye.
Holiday parasites can be picked up in a number of ways on your holiday including:
- Contaminated food and water
- A direct bug bite
- Sexual contact
It is important when on holiday to only drink water that is safe to prevent holiday sickness. Many countries that you may travel to will not have clean and hygienic water running from taps. There are no vaccinations that you can have for parasitic infections but medicines are available to relieve the symptoms.
Holiday Sickness Compensation has a number of guidelines for you to follow to ensure you are at less risk of getting ill on holiday:
- Purchase bottled water at all times and use this for drinking and brushing your teeth
- Avoid ice in drinks as this may have been used using local water
- Use hand sanitiser frequently
- Avoid eating street food where possible
- Try to avoid eating any salads or fruit and vegetables that are uncooked
If do you fall ill on holiday, make sure that you seek medical advice as this will be used as hard evidence in your holiday compensation claim.
If you have been sick on holiday, or encountered sickness after holiday, get in touch with us today. Our team of experts will provide you with the necessary advice to help you when claiming for holiday compensation. With our no win no fee policy, we aim to help you through the process as quickly and hassle-free as possible.