Whenever you decide to book a holiday abroad you tend to really look forward to the experience. You may dream of nice weather, beautiful beaches and the chance to swim in the sea. For many the idea of going full-board and enjoying a break from cooking and preparing meals is very attractive too. You can eat whatever you like, enjoy a buffet experience and let someone else do the washing up as well. What’s not to like?
While many people do book such a holiday each year and enjoy every moment of the experience, some are not so lucky. Unfortunately not all hotels and resorts offer the same excellent hygiene standards as we would commonly expect at home. While it is unlikely you would suffer from group food poisoning in this type of situation, it can potentially happen. No one wants to get any kind of food poisoning since it can result in a series of unpleasant symptoms that could potentially ruin your holiday. If you were in a position to suffer from this type of affliction you could end up missing a portion of your holiday, and in some cases you might even suffer after you get home.
How bad can food poisoning be?
It can range from a fairly mild case to something much more severe. A lot will depend on the person affected, their age and general health and also on the specific bug that causes the food poisoning to arise. Most cases of food poisoning can be avoided if proper precautions are taken to ensure food is stored properly, prepared properly and served properly. Lukewarm food, old food being mixed with new and cross-contamination are three areas where problems can potentially occur. Thankfully very few people will ever suffer while on holiday.
Can we help you make a case for compensation?
Suffering from food poisoning while on holiday is a horrible situation to find yourself in. Regardless of whether you alone were affected or your whole family was involved, make sure you give Accident Advice Helpline a call today. We can provide no-obligation advice concerning your situation once we have all the facts. Call free on 0800 689 0500 today and use this free 24/7 enquiry line to see whether you could make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. With no charge to call us why not learn the answers now?
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen