Many people hate the idea of having to cook while they are on holiday. While it suits some, there are many who will look for full-board accommodation where all necessary meals are provided in the price.
Thankfully the vast majority of hotels and resorts, both in the UK and abroad, are run to the highest of standards. This means you can enjoy a wonderful break and not have to worry about cooking any of your own meals. However there may be the potential for substandard services to be provided in this area. If this is the case you could potentially be afflicted with food poisoning if bugs are spread either in the food or in the food serving or preparation areas. Things such as dirty cutlery and poorly-stored or prepared food can all lead to food poisoning if bugs are not eradicated from the venue.
As you can imagine, coming down with food poisoning while you are on holiday is not something you would want to experience. Holidaymaker food poisoning does occasionally make the headlines, especially if lots of people are caught in one incident and suffer symptoms because of it.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
It can depend on the specific bug or bacteria that causes each particular case. For example it is quite common to get diarrhoea when you are affected by contaminated food, but you may not necessarily experience sickness. Nausea, stomach cramps and a feeling of having a fever may also present themselves. In any case you will feel far from well and this can ruin the holiday you have planned for many months ahead of time. Needless to say this is not a good experience to go through – especially since food poisoning can be prevented.
Could you be entitled to compensation?
The best way to find out the answer to this question is to contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Make sure you call our free 24/7 enquiry line to get the answers you deserve. Our experienced and friendly team members are always here to answer your call, so pick up the phone and get in touch on 0800 689 0500 today. Food poisoning is never a nice experience to go through, but when it could reasonably have been prevented and there is proof that negligence was involved, it is definitely worth calling us for advice to learn more.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Food poisoning claims