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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for holiday gastroenteritis

    Have you ever gone on an all-inclusive holiday abroad? If you have you will know why so many people go for this option every year. It brings the chance of enjoying great scenery, warm weather and services that are designed to cater for your every need. You don’t need to do any cooking either, as all the meals are provided for you.

    It’s unfortunate then that some people end up with holiday gastroenteritis. While the majority of those going abroad won’t suffer any symptoms or illnesses of this kind, some are not so lucky. Accident Advice Helpline and other similar companies have heard from people in this group, and the experiences they have to tell are not pleasant at all.

    How might someone get holiday gastroenteritis?

    Poor hygiene and poor food preparation and serving are usually to blame when this occurs. For example pool areas, kitchen areas and dining areas may not be properly cleaned. This allows bugs to multiply and develop, thus making it more likely that guests will fall ill. In other cases the culprit may be poorly-cooked food or food that is only lukewarm and not properly heated. These conditions can also allow bugs and bacteria to develop. If this occurs and people end up eating the food they can end up falling ill in the process.

    Many people have lost several days of their holidays through suffering symptoms similar to these. This can result in an unpleasant experience that completely ruins what should have been a great holiday. Accident Advice Helpline has spoken with many people who have been through similar experiences.

    Do you have a chance to claim?

    Clearly no one expects to suffer from holiday gastroenteritis or some similar type of food poisoning while on holiday. However, it can potentially happen. While the majority of hotels and other resorts provide outstanding and very safe services, standards can potentially slip. If this is the case people can suffer as a result.

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    Have you been through a similar illness on holiday and have proof of negligence to support a case? Call Accident Advice Helpline now for free on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you can indeed make a no win, no fee** claim. Just one call could be all it takes to determine whether you might eventually succeed with a claim – with the help of an experienced lawyer in the field.

    Date Published: May 31, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Holiday accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.