Food poisoning can be a nasty thing and a common place for it to occur is when you are on holiday. The reason for this is the different foods you may not have tried don’t always agree with your system and may react worse even if slightly undercooked.
Can I make a claim if I got food poisoning after a night out?
One thing with food poisoning is that it is difficult to prove that a certain restaurant or food joint caused the travel accident. If you have taken away any of the food which caused the food poisoning then this could be vital proof for your travel accident claim.
How else can I prove that the restaurant caused my food poisoning?
You could try talking to other people who ate at the place that night. Chances are that your meal may not have been the only undercooked one and if you can prove that other people suffered food poisoning that night it will greatly improve your chances of your travel accident claim.
Basically, whatever proof you can find which backs up your travel accident claim will help you. Whether it is other witness accounts, evidence from left overs or maybe even a member of staff if they are willing to testify.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to make a travel accident compensation claim for food poisoning because you don’t often get ill until at least eight hours afterwards or even as long as a few days. This means it is difficult to pinpoint the exact food you ate that made you ill.
Claiming for an accident abroad
However, if you have sustained a travel injury or been involved in an accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their claim without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a travel accident compensation claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can take the simple 30-second compensation calculator to see how much you could potentially win from your travel accident claim.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice