If you have ever had food poisoning the chances are reasonably good that it may have been caused by the campylobacter bacterium. It doesn’t take many of these bacteria to cause you problems and it can sometimes be difficult to assess which food introduced the bacteria into your system. Campylobacter can also be introduced in other ways, such as by handling raw poultry, but most often for holidaymakers and those who eat out, the condition comes from food that hasn’t been stored, prepared or cooked in the proper manner.
The symptoms can be unpleasant, with diarrhoea, sickness and fever that last for a few days. Since the bacteria are easy to catch from others, you should stay away from other people while you are poorly. It is best to isolate yourself for two days beyond the last time you felt unwell, to minimise the odds of passing it on. As you can imagine this is horrible if you happen to be on holiday or enjoying a celebration at the time.
Claiming compensation after suffering from food poisoning
Campylobacter is just one of many bacteria that have the potential to introduce symptoms of food poisoning in people. If you think you may have contracted food poisoning as a result of it being introduced through food served while on holiday or while eating in a restaurant or from a takeaway, it is your entitlement to put in a claim for compensation for the experience. You must prove that negligence occurred in terms of the way the food was handled, of course. This can be difficult which is why it is recommended that you consult with professional injury compensation lawyers with experience in this area.
AAH could help – call our 24-hour enquiry line free today
Our enquiry line is there for your benefit and we also have a 30-second online test set up to provide you with an instant answer as to whether you can claim compensation in your situation or not. You must have suffered from food poisoning you believe was caused by someone else within the last three years in order to consider bringing a no win, no fee* claim for compensation.
Let Accident Advice Helpline support you and provide the no-obligation advice you need at this stage. If your holiday was spoiled through food poisoning contact us now for more information and support concerning your particular situation.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown