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
How long do I have to make a claim?
You typically have around 3 years to start your personal injury claim and the time is counted from the date of your accident. If the date of your accident is approaching limitation, we can apply for an extension in most cases to ensure you do not lose the right to 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.
If you are making a claim for an accident at work then there are 3 main exceptions to the three-year rule:
- Mental Capacity – if your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make a claim themselves
- Working Abroad – if your accident happened while you were working abroad.
- Defective Work Equipment – if your injury was caused by equipment that had a manufacturing defect.
How much compensation could I receive?
The amount of compensation varies depending on the type of accident, the severity of the illness or injury, 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?
What can I claim for?
Depending on your case you can claim for both general and special damages.
General damages are made up of the pain, suffering and loss of amenities due to the injury caused. This will be detailed in the medical report written by the medical expert following an independent examination.
- Travel Expenses
- Medical Care & Prescription Costs
- Loss of Earnings
- Household Assistance & Adaptations
- Vehicle Damage
- Vehicle Hire, Storage & Recovery Charges
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses
Can I make a claim for someone else?
Yes. You can make a claim on behalf of a child under the age of 18 and/or if the claimant lacks the mental capacity. For all other claims, you are welcome to make an enquiry via our website or our contact centre for information which may assist your friend/relative who has been involved in an accident.
What will it cost me to make a claim?
Claims 24 work on a no-win – no-fee basis.
No win, No fee is a risk-free way of getting compensation for an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault.
It means there are no upfront costs, and there are no legal fees to be paid in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.
If you win your claim, we will make the following deductions:
• A success fee for winning
• Your solicitor’s fee
• The 3rd party normally cover all legal costs and expenses but if there is a shortfall, then this may also be deducted from your compensation.
We believe there should be no surprises when making a claim with us, so anything you need to know when making a decision will be made clear from the get-go. Come and talk to us for free for impartial advice.
How long will it take to settle my claim?
The average time from the moment you contact Claims 24 till the moment you receive a check from us is 6-8 months.
However, every situation is different and the timeframe depends on many factors – one of them is your collaboration with us.
By providing all the correct information and attending all of the medical appointments which we arrange for you, our solicitors will be able to build a strong case on your behalf resulting in a quick, efficient payout.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us, and we will help you – because together we can achieve more.
What is the process for making a claim?
1. Call us or fill out our form
The first step is simple. All you have to do is get in contact and a member of our team will discuss your accident/ injury with you. We will gather information regarding your claim and advise you on how best to proceed.
2. Complete Claim Requirements
Once we have all the details of your case, we will put together your claim and manage your case from the first day to the last. You can be assured that we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.
3. Receive Compensation
Once your claim has been successful, we will send your compensation to you! If we don’t win, we won’t charge you a penny. You can be sure you’ll get every penny of your compensation as our fees are paid for by the party at fault!
For more information on how to claim and an in-depth process, visit our ‘How To Claim’ page.
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.
• 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.