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    What to do if you suspect food poisoning from a street food vendor


    Most countries you visit on holiday, from America and Italy to India and Morocco, often have one major thing in common: they all have their own types of street food. This can be great for tourists as it is cheaper than restaurants and you can try some authentic local food. However, street food is not always good, especially if it gives you food poisoning thus leading to a travel compensation claim.

    What should I do if I suspect I have got food poisoning from a street vendor?

    The first thing you need to do is avoid jumping to conclusions. Think about what else you ate that day to be sure whether it was the street vendor who made you get food poisoning.  A travel compensation claim is serious for the claimant but is very serious for the vendor as it could give them a bad reputation if found liable from this travel claim.

    But make sure you get your priorities right. If you get severe food poisoning, make sure you get yourself to hospital and make sure your body stays hydrated. This will also mean there is a written record of your food poisoning which will no doubt add to your travel compensation claim once processed.

    What else should I do in case I need to make a travel claim?

    If you suspect you know the vendor that sold you the food, try to keep some of the food if you still have some as evidence as well as any packaging or receipt you got from the vendor. This will all add up as evidence for your travel compensation claim. Also, if needs be, get the environmental health department involved if you feel the vendor is selling undercooked or dirty food. Make sure you make a note of anyone you speak to during this time in relation to the food poisoning as it will all help when you come to make a travel claim.

    If you do suffer food poisoning whilst on holiday and you suspect it was from a food vendor or other food establishment you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialised in helping their clients get the compensation they deserve. Speak to them today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim and how much your potential travel claim could be worth.

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    Date Published: March 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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