New rules will fix holiday sickness claims

Legal costs for package holiday sickness cases will be fixed under new rules aimed at deterring false claims. Similar controls are in place for other personal injury claims, but they will now be extended to cases when holidaymakers seek compensation. The Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) said the total cost of all claims was £240m in 2016 and the growth in cases risked raising holiday prices for all. Justice Minister Rory Stewart said those claiming compensation when they had not been being sick on holiday was fraud.

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Posted 13/04/2018