As a tourist there is just one thing you want – to have a good holiday filled with lots of lovely experiences to give you great memories for many years to come. While this is exactly what occurs for the most part, there are some cases where people may end up with food poisoning as a result of eating infected food from a particular outlet. This could be at a hotel, a B&B or perhaps a restaurant.
Tourists with food poisoning might find they are part of a larger group that has been affected in the same way. It becomes apparent when several tourists with food poisoning crop up that one particular outlet might be the root cause of those symptoms. In this case negligence might eventually be proven to have caused the illness.
How will you know you have food poisoning?
You will start feeling ill anywhere from a few hours to a day or so after eating the offending food. It all depends on which bacterium is to blame. For example one might hit you with an illness very quickly whereas another one might take a day or two to come out.
In any case you may not realise the problem until other people fall ill. In this case it can more easily be traced back to a particular food shared by all those who were ill.
Accident Advice Helpline knows how frustrating it can be to have a holiday ruined by food poisoning. The key element here is to look for evidence of negligence. If this is found to exist and there are practices in force that have led to food poisoning occurring, there is a greater chance of a compensation claim meeting with success.
How can you recover?
You will need to rest while the worst of the symptoms work themselves out of your system. By avoiding food you can give the bug time to disappear. Just drink small amounts if you can keep them down, sticking to water and nothing else.
Once you feel a little better and you haven’t had any symptoms for a while, you can attempt some food.
Once you are better you may wish to call 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline. We can find out for you whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim in your case.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Food poisoning claims