Bitten by Bed Bugs? Get Free Legal Advice

Important: We can look at any potential claim in England and Wales regardless of how the holiday booking was made. However, to make a compensation claim for bed bug bites, or any accident, injury or illness on holiday abroad, your trip must have been booked as a package holiday with a UK tour operator.

Compensation For Bed Bug Bites On Cruise Ship

Mr D was bitten by bed bugs while on a long-anticipated cruise holiday with his wife. After the first night of the trip, he woke up to find blood on the sheets and his body covered in around 100 bed bug bites. His wife had also been bitten, but less severely. They immediately reported the problem to the cabin steward on board, and asked to be moved to another cabin. However, as the ship was full, there was no other cabin available, but the steward promised the couple that their room would be deep cleaned and the mattress would be changed.

There was no problem for the next 2 nights, but on the 4th morning of the cruise Mr D found more bed bug bites on his body. This time another cabin was found for the couple, and the cruise ended a few days later. Mr D, however, felt that the holiday had been ruined and had turned into a nightmare for both himself and his wife.

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On his return home, Mr D got in touch with our firm and asked us; I was bitten by bed bugs on a cruise ship can I claim compensation? We advised him that despite the fact that the trip took place in international waters, it had been booked with a UK tour operator, and as per the Package Travel Regulations 1992, it was therefore possible to make a compensation claim against the latter party. In correspondence with the tour operator we noted the extent to which the couple’s holiday had been ruined by the bed bugs issue. The cruise liner owed passengers a duty of care to protect them for injuries, including bed bug bites, and furthermore, the crew had compounded the problem by failing to give the couple a different cabin, and by their botched attempt at eradicating the bed bugs. This case was relatively simple to resolve in our client’s favour given the evidence, and Mr D ended up receiving £3,500 in compensation for being bitten by bed bugs on a cruise ship and the resulting loss of enjoyment of his holiday.

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Every year we help over a thousand injured people make claims for compensation on a no win no fee basis. Many of these claims are for bed bug bites.

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We help you recover whatever you have lost financially whilst injured.

Get back on your feet as quickly as possible with expert medical care.

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