Food poisoning on holiday in Turkey causes the same kind of symptoms as most other destinations such as of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps, all of which can be very uncomfortable, particularly when on holiday. To avoid getting food poisoning when abroad, you should take more care when choosing places to eat.
If you choose a restaurant which has easy access for stray animals or there appears to be a lot of insects flying around when you enter the establishment, you should avoid eating there. There may be a higher risk of contamination when animals and insects are around. In addition, you should avoid drinking the local water and stick to bottled water.
Also, avoid ice in drinks unless it is made from bottled water and try to make your own salads in case the food has been washed in tap water at a restaurant.
Check your meat is thoroughly cooked before eating and send it back if it is not. You may want to report it to your holiday provider to prevent anyone else from falling ill. If you have suffered from food poisoning on holiday in Turkey or in another country abroad, you could make a compensation claim to the holiday provider.
Package holiday compensation
Food poisoning can be extremely debilitating and may even require hospital treatment if you suffer complications. You may also need to spend time in hospital if you have eaten a large quantity of contaminated food or you have an underlying health condition.
Your illness may have been caused by undercooked food or there may have been poor hygiene practices at the establishment you ate in. If your hotel restaurant was responsible and you have booked a package holiday with a UK company, your compensation claim could go more smoothly.
How to get help with your claim
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with representation which will help make your case go more smoothly. Call our free 24-hour helpline to discuss your compensation claim for food poisoning or contact us via our online form.
Our no win, no fee policy ensures that you won’t have anything to pay upfront. Compensation can help you if you have paid for flights home after falling ill and it will also help to cover any extra costs associated with your illness.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 17, 2014