When you stay at a hotel you will usually find they have a bar, café or restaurant on-site – or with a bit of luck, all three. Although not all hotels offer room service, you will usually have the convenience of being able to seek out a snack or a proper meal without leaving the building.
The vast majority of meals served up throughout the day in hotels across the country are nothing but the best you could imagine. There are very few cases of food poisoning that occur in hotels, mainly because they employ only the best and mostly highly-trained staff to ensure nothing goes wrong. Food safety is very important no matter where the restaurant is. As such you would be unlucky to suffer from a bout of food poisoning.
What should you do if you are unlucky?
If you are certain the illness was derived from the hotel restaurant, you may not be the only person who has fallen ill. If you learn of other guests who have been ill as well, this may help narrow down the dish that made you ill in the first place.
It is wise to alert the hotel staff because it may prevent others from becoming ill as well. In addition food safety officers may wish to inspect the premises to see if they can narrow down the problem and prevent it from happening again.
Every year a number of people are able to successfully claim hotel food poisoning compensation as a result of the unpleasant illness they have had. No one wants to have a reason to claim compensation such as this. It would be much more pleasant to enjoy a nice meal and stay at the hotel before going on your way. However if you were ill you should think about whether to make a claim as a result.
Seeking hotel food poisoning compensation
If you think you did suffer food poisoning as a result of eating at a hotel restaurant, getting legal advice is not without precedent. Indeed this is usually quite a good way to find out exactly where you are from a legal standpoint.
Learn more now by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Just call 0800 689 0500 – there’s no charge to call and our team may be able to help you make that all-important claim as a result of the illness you had.