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    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim for food poisoning on holiday?


    We all have our own ideas about what would make the ideal holiday. For many, it’s simply a case of getting away from regular life and work for a while. It could mean going to a beach or heading up a mountain, or hiking, walking and skiing as opposed to laying on the sand. But it’s fair to say most people wouldn’t factor in the experience of getting food poisoning on holiday.

    Just imagine for a moment how horrible this would be. At the very best, you’d likely lose a day or two of your holiday, no matter where you were. And if you felt weak afterwards, you may not be ready to really make the most of the days you have left once you start to recover. It would be a disappointing thing for you to go through, wouldn’t it?

    First things first – where did you go on holiday?

    You may wonder why we are asking that question. Surely where you went doesn’t matter? The food poisoning incident is what matters most, is it not? Well yes, but if you went overseas your holiday must have been booked with a company based in the UK in order to have a chance of making a claim. This is because the UK company will essentially be responsible for what happened and for the conditions you experienced.

    As for holidays in the UK, an experience of food poisoning can potentially be claimed for if you have evidence you suffered in this way and you can reveal where you ate and who may have been to blame. Most outlets have excellent conditions but there could be one or two where standards could potentially slip.

    Did you get food poisoning on holiday?

    No matter where you were at the time, you probably expected your holiday to be nothing but the most enjoyable experience you could ever have. You certainly wouldn’t expect to return home with bad memories caused by a case of food poisoning.

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    If you did get food poisoning on holiday and you’d like to speak to someone about a possible claim, Accident Advice Helpline’s team are standing by to see if they can help. By calling 0800 689 0500 now (or if you’re on a mobile phone, 0333 500 0993), you’ll be able to see if a claim may work out in your favour.

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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