Camping in the countryside isn’t what it used to be. These days, many modern campsites have plenty of facilities for families and couples to use that will make your camping holiday that bit more comfortable, from electricity and showers to communal kitchens where you can make your own dinner – without the need to heat up beans on a gas stove.
With these extra facilities though, there are some risks. Campsite food poisoning is a possibility if the kitchens are not kept clean. It’s up to the campsite owners to ensure that the kitchens are clean and safe for guests to use, and that any appliances, such as fridges, are working properly.
If you’ve been struck down by food poisoning and blame the dirty kitchen at your campsite, give Accident Advice Helpline a call and find out if you could claim personal injury compensation – we’ve been helping people claim since 2000 and we’re specialists in personal injury law.
How does food poisoning occur?
Campsite food poisoning is usually caused by poor food hygiene. Whilst it could be that you failed to wash your hands before cooking (a sure fire way to spread bacteria), it could also be that a dirty kitchen and facilities are to blame.
Dirty cooking utensils or food preparation areas could cause bacteria from uncooked meat to spread, whilst if you’re eating food that has been prepared in the kitchen by somebody else, there is the risk of food poisoning from meat that has not been cooked properly.
You could even get sick after eating food that’s gone off due to a faulty refrigerator, or meat that’s used past its sell-by date. Leaving food out in warm weather can cause bacteria to multiply and the result could be a serious case of food poisoning that leaves you suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.
A ruined holiday
Nobody wants to experience food poisoning on holiday – especially on a campsite where toilet facilities are generally shared and often quite limited. If your holiday has been ruined by food poisoning or gastric illness, you’re not alone.
We’ve helped hundreds of families claim compensation after being struck down by food poisoning whilst camping, so once you start to feel better (normally within a few days), call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
It’s free to call and our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no fees to worry about unless your claim is successful.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen