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Publication date:- 2017-05-08

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10 worst holiday destinations for Liverpool residents revealed

IT'S that time of year again when the Schools are breaking up and many of us are jetting off to sunnier spots; however spare a thought for those Liverpool residents travelling to Spain this summer.

A new study has revealed the top 10 worst destinations in Europe for illness and accidents. Spain topped the list as the worst European holiday destination for Liverpool residents, for both sickness and accidents, with nearly 30,000 cases. This was followed by France and Portugal with 7,900 and 5,600 incidents, respectively. With over 82,000 Liverpool residents becoming injured or sick on holiday every year, Manchester based solicitors, Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers, found that over ½ of respondents had suffered from illness or injury whilst holidaying across Europe and a staggering 70% of all incidents took place there.

The top 10 places where Liverpool residents got sick and suffered accidents abroad in Europe were:-

1 Spain 35%
2 France 10%
3 Portugal 7%
4 Greece 9%
5 Italy 4%
6 Cyprus 4%
7 Germany 3%
8 Denmark 3%
9 Bulgaria 3%
10 Croatia 1%

On average, holidaymakers from Liverpool lost over a day and a ½ of their time away due to sickness and accidents. They expect to be able to claim back an average of ₤210 for sickness abroad caused by food poisoning. For a minor accident abroad in the hotel or pool they would expect to be claim back an average of ₤198 in compensation and ₤547 for a major accident.  Over 40% of respondents who had fallen ill, had done so on an all inclusive holiday. Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers receives the majority of its food poisoning claims on package holidays, all inclusive holidays and cruises, as this is when large groups of holidaymakers are staying together within a contained space. On cruise ships or in holiday resorts, there is also a higher chance of groups of people suffering from food poisoning at a similar time after visiting the same food outlet, or spreading the bug more easily between themselves.

Michael Jefferies, managing director of Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers comments:- "For many of us, going on holiday is the highlight of our year, something we spend months looking forward to. Unfortunately, suffering an injury or becoming sick while away on holiday can ruin the experience and the results show that these are regular occurrences for Liverpool residents. If this applies to you and your holiday was in the last three years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation and for any time off work you had to take."

Top tips on what to do if you fall ill or have an accident away:-


1. Keep hold of all documentation, such as any receipts for medical expenses and a copy of your medical report from the Doctor.

2. Make sure you get the details of any witnesses to your illness / injury.

3. Report the incident to a travel representative or the hotel manager if it happens in your Hotel.


Handgun and sword used in a shop robbery, in Southport

 

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have given the media CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to, following an armed robbery that took place at a shop in Southport. We are told that Officers were called to Freshway General Store, on Rufford Road, Southport, just before 7.30am, on Sunday, 18 June 2017, following reports that 2 men had entered the premises. It is believed that 1 of the men was armed with a sword and 1 was armed with a handgun. The men left the shop with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. We are also informed that the shop assistant had suffered an injury to their face during the incident. We are also aware that she has been left badly shaken up by their ordeal. An investigation is underway and detectives have issued images of a man, who they believe could assist with their enquiries. Anyone who recognises the man or has information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3931/3823 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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