Most of us have booked into a hotel at one time or another for some reason. Perhaps we are staying away from home overnight for a business meeting or a weekend away shopping.
In other situations people might be enjoying a few days’ away from home for a long weekend or a trip to see family or friends. In any case you would expect the hotel to provide an excellent service, and that would extend to the quality of the food available there.
You certainly wouldn’t expect to get food poisoning from hotel food. This actually happens in very few cases, because hotels and restaurants largely provide an excellent service that is outstanding in every respect. However there is the potential for some hotels to fall down on the high standards of food safety that are expected.
When this occurs there is the potential for food poisoning to occur, and those who eat in the hotel may succumb to a case of it. This could potentially ruin their trip, regardless of the reason they were there in the first place. No one would want to go through such an experience, especially away from home.
How serious might a case of food poisoning be?
In most cases food poisoning will resolve itself within a day or two, although you may be left with niggling symptoms for a few days’ afterwards. However in some cases people suffer for much longer.
A lot depends on the bacteria that causes the food poisoning and how it affects you. Some people get gastroenteritis and suffer symptoms several weeks’ or months’ after the event itself. This can be frustrating, especially when the food poisoning could easily have been avoided in the first place.
Could AAH help you?
Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted other people who have suffered food poisoning from staying in a hotel or eating out. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could make a no win, no fee claim for any compensation.
You’ll require evidence that negligence played a part in your illness, but our professional injury compensation lawyers can help amass all the relevant information on your behalf.
Call us today – our enquiry line is completely free and you can call 24/7 as well whenever it suits you. Don’t miss the chance to make a claim within three years of the date of your experience.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen