Going abroad on a package holiday is something that’s now affordable for most of us, thanks to the discounted flights and great deals available online. If you’ve booked a package holiday abroad, you’ll usually benefit from the protection your travel operator can offer – that means you can rest assured that the accommodation you’ve booked will be of a high standard and as advertised. So if you have any concerns, your tour operator should be able to help. What about if you’re struck down by holiday accommodation food poisoning?
Food poisoning in hotels and resorts abroad is actually more common than you might think. Hotter weather, uncovered buffet food and inadequate refrigeration can all allow food poisoning bacteria to thrive, whilst a lack of hand washing could mean these bugs spread, leading to holiday accommodation food poisoning.
If you’ve been struck down by food poisoning abroad, let your tour operator know, as they may be able to negotiate a refund for all or part of your holiday. If not, Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to help you get the compensation you deserve for your ruined break abroad.
Holiday in your room
In reality, food poisoning symptoms probably mean you’ll be confined to your room for part or even all of your holiday, depending on how long you’re staying for. Sickness, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach cramps, fever and headaches can be crippling – you won’t want to eat, you’ll feel weak and it’s best to rest and drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Food poisoning symptoms can be particularly serious for children and the elderly, and although most people make a full recovery within a few days, you may need hospital treatment if you don’t start to feel better.
Your ruined holiday isn’t something you’ll forget in a hurry, so let us help ease the pain of a wasted trip abroad by helping you claim personal injury compensation. Take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much you could save, or call and speak to one of our personal injury advisors for advice.
How much will you receive?
You could receive compensation for the cost of your holiday, as well as a sum which compensates you for your pain and suffering, and no two settlements are the same.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today and find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim – provided it has been three years or less since your holiday, we should be able to help.