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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 an outbreak of food poisoning


    If you have ever suffered from food poisoning you will understand how nasty it can be. With the potential to suffer from stomach cramps, diarrhoea, sickness and fever as well, perhaps for a day or two or even longer, you can see how it might ruin a well-planned holiday.

    You may have read of an outbreak of food poisoning in the news from time to time. When you consider how many people go on holiday each year and how many stay in full-board resorts, you will see that it is unlikely such an occurrence may happen. For the most part hotels and resorts are run to the highest of standards, making outbreaks like this very rare indeed. However they can potentially happen if potential hazards are not properly dealt with in this situation. In this case you may be subjected to dirty crockery and cutlery, food that has been reheated and served more than once in the hope people will eat it, and improper storing and preparation of food as well. Any such occurrence could potentially lead to food poisoning by those who are staying at that resort, and that isn’t a good thing.

    How do you know you are suffering from food poisoning?

    There are a variety of symptoms you might end up experiencing, but the ones you suffer from can depend on the particular bacteria that is responsible for your illness. Some can be potentially more severe than others, especially for those with frail health or children and elderly people. In every case though an instance of food poisoning can ruin what would have been a great holiday. This is the danger that can potentially crop up if someone is negligent in their duties with regard to the preparation, cooking and serving of food.

    Could you be in with a chance of compensation?

    No one wants to suffer from food poisoning in any way, shape or form. However if this has happened to you on holiday and you believe there is evidence of negligence to support such a case, you should get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline now. Call us on 0800 689 0500 – this is a completely free 24/7 enquiry line. There is no cost to you to learn the facts of your particular situation. Make sure you call that number today to see if your case might warrant making a no win, no fee* claim.

    Date Published: April 19, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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