Whether you’re the kind of family who saves all year and enjoys a blow-out family summer holiday, or you prefer to go on several mini-breaks throughout the year, your family holiday is a special occasion. You’ve been saving hard, you’ve booked time off work and you deserve to relax and unwind. That’s why anything which ruins your hard-earned holiday is bad news – especially being struck down by food poisoning on a family holiday. Since 2000, we’ve helped hundreds of disappointed holidaymakers to claim the compensation they deserve for food poisoning abroad, and we could help you too.
Unfortunately, food poisoning bacteria can thrive in warm conditions, so whether you’re holidaying in Sharm-el-Sheikh or soaking up the sun in Turkey, if your hotel kitchen staff are less attentive than they should be to food hygiene, then food poisoning on a family holiday could occur.
What causes food poisoning?
Food poisoning could be caused by any of the following:
- Food left out in the open where insects and birds can contaminate it;
- Food not stored or refrigerated properly;
- Out-of-date food;
- Cross-contamination between cooked and raw meat;
- Meat not being cooked properly; and
- Poor food hygiene in the hotel/resort kitchen, such as lack of hand washing.
You might be wondering whether you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation for food poisoning abroad – if you booked a package holiday with a tour operator, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim. We have over 15 years’ experience and offer a 100% no win no fee service, which means that there are no upfront fees to worry about. Our aim is to make claiming personal injury compensation simple and stress-free, as we know that the last thing you need after your illness abroad is any more stress.
Three-year time limit
If you’ve only just returned from holiday, it can be tempting to put off finding out about making a personal injury claim until later. However, you shouldn’t wait too long, as there’s actually a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. If food poisoning has ruined your holiday, you can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea of how much you could claim, or why not pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500? You’ll receive confidential, no-obligation advice and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the claims process.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown