Whether you’ve saved all year for your dream all-inclusive break at a resort in Mexico or scrimped and saved for a budget holiday in sunny Spain, one thing is for sure – you deserve your holiday after working so hard. We all love to head off to sunnier climes at least once a year to enjoy a break, but what happens if a holiday food poisoning disaster comes between you and fun in the sun?
A holiday food poisoning disaster could leave you and your family seriously ill. Food poisoning symptoms can strike suddenly or take a few days to appear and usually include:
- Stomach cramps
For children, the elderly or anyone who is already unwell, food poisoning could be really serious and children often require treatment in hospital, as they are most at risk of dehydration. Hopefully, you’ll start to feel better within a few days, but medical treatment may be required if symptoms persist. We can help you to claim personal injury compensation if your holiday has been ruined by food poisoning and we’ve got years of experience in the industry – we’re specialists in personal injury claims.
What’s caused your food poisoning?
It might not be immediately clear what has caused your food poisoning on holiday, but here are a few examples of the types of situation which could lead to gastric illness abroad:
- Unhygienic kitchens with dirty food prep areas
- Food not being cooked or stored properly
- Cooked food (such as a buffet) being left out all day uncovered in hot temperatures
- Cross-contamination between cooked and raw food
- Lack of hand washing
If you have spotted dirty conditions or something else which you feel led to your illness, let your personal injury lawyer know. There may be other holidaymakers at your hotel or resort who have also become ill as a result of poor food hygiene. We know you’ll probably be feeling a bit cash-strapped after your holiday, but our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront legal fees to lose sleep over.
There’s no point in delaying finding out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. If you’ve suffered food poisoning abroad whilst on a package holiday, Accident Advice Helpline should be able to help you. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today for advice and answers to any questions you have about the claims process. We’ll do our best to get you the compensation you deserve – and we hope your next holiday will be more enjoyable.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen