Claims for Salmonella Compensation

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Have you suffered illness due to a Salmonella infection whilst on holiday? Has the Travel Agent refused to acknowledge or take responsibility for your illness? Want the best service possible? I can act for you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Call me today on 01613 597167, email or contact me online

I felt worse as the evening went on and the nausea was horrible. I also had terrible stomach cramps and then my diarrhoea started. I was also sick a few times during the night.”

A quote from a client who suffered with Salmonella

Salmonella is one of the most common food poisoning pathogens in the world, yet Travel Agents still challenge these claims all the time. Your travel agent is likely to argue “there are many ways one could contract Salmonella other than food” despite the fact that Salmonella has a very high dosage requirement – meaning you must consume sufficient dosage to cause illness.

Therefore it is essential that you have the correct evidence (expert evidence and factual evidence) to prove your illness was caused by the hotel food. For many, the illness will be relatively short lived. However some will continue to have ongoing problems – some may even be left with permanent symptoms of IBS. Salmonella is most likely to be found in raw or under-cooked meat. It can also be found in raw eggs, milk and other dairy products. Food can become contaminated without any negligence or fault – which will make it sometimes difficult to prove that the food/drink you ate at the hotel was the cause of your illness.

Most Salmonella infections occur within 12-72 hours of infection. Most Defendant travel agents will argue that you could have acquired the infection from the sea, swimming pool or even by touching a contaminated surface. Many who have tried to seek redress directly from the travel agent is likely to have received a standard response explaining why they think you cannot prove the illness was caused by the hotel’s food and drink.

Why you should instruct Alec Hancock to act for you in your Salmonella compensation claim?

Instructing me means you know what you are getting. I am a qualified lawyer who has years of experience in personal injury claims and I specialise in holiday sickness claims.

When you instruct a law firm you do not know who will have conduct of your claim. Many law firms will have inexperienced, unqualified people running cases – however with me, you know exactly who will be acting for you.

I am also available evening and weekends when most law firms are closed. Even my opponents are amazed by my ability to deal with matters swiftly and promptly

Alec, I am always amazed how quickly you respond to my emails.

Director of a specialised Law Firm who act for one of the major tour operators in the UK.

Contact me and find out if you are eligible for No Win, No Fee representation for your Salmonella Claim!


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So why should you instruct me?

  • I have significant experience in Salmonella cases. I understand the characteristics of Salmonella which is vital to be able to successful prepare your case

  • Instructing a firm can mean an inexperienced, unqualified person running your case, but with me, you know exactly who I am.

  • I understand that you aren’t always available to speak during office hours, so I can be available to talk to you in the evenings or weekends.

  • Most holiday sickness  lawyers, in firms, have lots of cases but I work for myself as a Consultant and only need a few cases so I have more time to dedicate time deal with your case.

  • Most law firms have a set way they want their file handlers to run a case, but because I am a consultant, I choose the best way to run your case for you

  • I know the right experts needed to succeed in your claim.


Why should I instruct Alec Hancock rather than a law firm directly for my holiday sickness claim?

As a Consultant Lawyer, I do not have the same overheads as a law firm (such as paying for office space, equipment, staff members) and as such do not have to take on as many client compared with lawyers in a law firm. Some holiday sickness law firms can have lawyers dealing with a case load in excess of 100 cases.

I do not have that issue and as such will have more time to deal with your case. You don’t have to compromise quality yet your claim will be still dealt on the same “No Win, No Fee” as any other personal injury firm.

How can I afford to pursue a claim? I cannot afford to pay the legal fees

Our claims are run on a No Win, No Fee basis (called a Conditional Fee Agreement) which means that you don’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket. If you are unsuccessful or if the chances of your case winning decrease because of some unexpected evidence, you will walk away with no cost to you and no liability for the other side’s legal costs.*

Will I still be able to book a holiday with the travel agent if I bring a claim against them?

Of course, it is your statutory right to bring a claim for redress if there has been a failure to perform contract or there has been a breach of your terms. Many of my clients book holidays with the Defendant whilst bringing a claim again them with no issues.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

There is no fixed amount of compensation. It will be decided based on duration, severity and the effect the illness has on you. The Judicial College Guidelines state that food poisoning which leads to varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea or some days or weeks will usually be awarded a figure between £860 and £3,710.

This is in addition to any financial losses you have incurred as a result of the illness and an award for loss of enjoyment and value of the holiday.

*you must ensure you remain honest throughout, follow my advice and ensure you give clear instructions. Providing you do this, you will never have to worry about paying any legal costs at all.

What Have My Clients Said About Me?

From the very start of the very complicated process right up to the end Alec has been extremely helpful, sympathetic, and understanding he always answered our many questions straight away and was really good in also explaining the process of the claim procedure at each stage through to its successful conclusion.”

A Atherton – Review on MJW Law Google Reviews

“Alec was extremely professional and organised throughout the process, we were always updated regularly and never left in the dark, Thankyou Alec…..highly recommended”

Rachel Floyd – Review on MJW Law Google Reviews

“I had the pleasure of dealing with Alec who was supportive, gave clear and logical advice and helped us through a case that was long and very drawn out. It was Alec that gave us the confidence to see it through to it successful conclusion. Great service.”

David Gettins – Review on MJW Law Google Reviews

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and does not amount to legal advice or intended to be construed as creating lawyer to client relationship. If you intend to pursue a holiday sickness claim then you can instruct Alec Hancock, by way of an appropriate retainer, through MJW Law Limited (who are regulated by CILEx Regulations). By using this site you agree to these conditions. Alec Hancock is a Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx Lawyer)

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