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Parasitic Infection Claims

Parasitic infections are the last thing anyone wants after going on holiday abroad. We understand just how difficult and sometimes long-lasting these infections can be. At Claims24, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

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Whilst on a package holiday abroad, parasitic infections can be spread in a number of ways.

For example, protozoa and helminths can be spread through contaminated water, food, waste, soil, and blood. Some parasites are spread by insects that act as a vector, or carrier, of the disease. For example, malaria is caused by parasitic protozoa that are transmitted by mosquitos when they feed on humans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is at risk of a parasitic infection?

Anyone can get a parasitic infection. But some people are at greater risk than others. You’re more likely to contract a parasitic infection if:

• You have a compromised immune system or are already sick with another illness.
• You have travelled to a tropical or subtropical region of the world.
• There is a lack of a clean supply of drinking water.
• You swim in lakes, rivers, or ponds where Giardia or other parasites are common.

What causes parasitic infections?

Parasitic infections are usually caused by three types of organisms:

The first is Protozoa - Protozoa are single-celled organisms that can live and multiply inside your body. Some infections caused by protozoa include giardiasis. This is a serious infection that you can contract from drinking water infected with Giardia.

The second is Helminths - These are multi-celled organisms that can live in or outside of your body. They’re more commonly known as worms. They include flatworms, tapeworms, thorny-headed worms, and roundworms.

The final organism is Ectoparasites - These are multicelled organisms that live on or feed off your skin. They include some insects and arachnids, such as mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and mites.

What are the symptoms of a parasitic infection?

The common symptoms of parasitic infections incepted whilst on holiday abroad vary depending on the organism.

For example:
• Giardia may cause diarrhoea, gas, upset stomach, greasy stools, and dehydration.
• Cryptosporidiosis may cause stomach cramps, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, and fever.
• Toxoplasmosis may cause flu-like symptoms, including swollen lymph nodes and muscle aches or pains that can last for over a month.

If you have suffered from such symptoms and parasites illness whilst on a package holiday abroad you may be entitled to claim.

How long do I have to make a claim?

You usually have up to 3 years from the date of the infection to make your claim.
There are exceptions to the three-year rule in some cases, so if you think you might have a claim we advise you to contact us as soon as possible so we can determine your chances for successful compensation.

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How much compensation could I receive?

The amount of compensation varies depending on the severity of the sickness and the individual situation as each person can be affected differently.
As the amount varies case to case, our personal injury solicitors can assess your situation and provide you with a more accurate quote. For a quick estimate on how much you could be entitled to, why not visit our claims calculator?

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What can I claim for?

Depending on your case you can claim for both general and special losses.
General losses include the amount of pain and suffering the injury caused which will be set by a medical expert after an examination.
Special losses include:
• Travel Expenses
• Medical Care & Prescription Costs
• Rehabilitation
• Loss of Earnings
• Household Assistance & Adaptations

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Can I make a claim for someone else?

Our clients are welcome to make compensation claims on behalf of their children or provide claim details of their friends and relatives with who they were with.

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