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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Aviation accidents: Food poisoning


    Although many jokes are made about airline food, food poisoning is one potential consequence of eating the in-flight food, and that is not funny.

    The most common form of food poisoning is bacterial, caused when food is not prepared or stored properly. This may be more common on airline flights since food is not freshly prepared, but frozen then heated on the ground before take off.

    Food poisoning can cause mild symptoms, such as loss of appetite or abdominal pain. However, in some cases the symptoms of food poisoning can be much more serious and even, on occasion, fatal.

    If you have suffered from food poisoning and you believe that it was caused by airline food then you could be compensated for:

    • Medical care if you are in a different country
    • Loss of earnings if you are back in the UK and have to take time off work as a result of illness caused by airline food
    • Subsequent expenses relating to the injury

    When making a claim after experiencing food poisoning it is best to get as much evidence as possible. Therefore, photographs of the food in question, or testimonies from other flight passengers who may have also become ill after eating the same food, will boost your claim. Seeking medical assistance is also advised, even if you think that the airline food in question has left your system.

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    You do not want food poisoning to ruin the start or the end of your holiday. If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from food poisoning after a flight, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you gain the compensation you deserve.

    Will it take a long time to process the claim?

    No! In fact you can start your air accident compensation claim in less than a minute using our 30-second compensation calculator. Simple to use, you just need to fill in your details. If you are eligible for a personal injury claim then you will be put in touch with one of our staff members.

    Our helpline is available 24/7 and most claims can now be settled over the phone, meaning that your claim could be processed in much less time than you think.

    If you have been the victim of food poisoning after eating airline food, or any other accident on holiday, call Accident Advice Helpline today to start your travel accident claim.

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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