Every year the word norovirus starts popping up in the news. This is because it is highly contagious and is also known as the winter vomiting bug (since more cases tend to occur at this time of year).
This is just the beginning though. While you may catch norovirus from other people it can also be transmitted in other ways. For example, if someone has the condition and they work in a professional kitchen preparing food for other people, the virus can easily be spread via food in this way. It can also be caught via improperly cooked shellfish of many kinds.
Thus, while the norovirus doesn’t often transmit itself through food per se, you can still catch it while on holiday if the proper measures aren’t taken to protect everyone. Most holidays pass without incident but if proper Health and Safety rules are not adhered to there is a chance that the norovirus can spread.
Could you be entitled to food poisoning compensation?
Have you been on holiday within the last three years and contracted norovirus? In many cases you will know whether it was caught as a result of your trip because other people are likely to become ill as well. Holiday companies are required to ensure your holiday is safe and that all potential hazards are handled so they do not cause illness or injury to holidaymakers.
As such you may have cause to consider a compensation claim if you can provide evidence that negligence led to an outbreak of the norovirus. Thankfully this is not necessary for the majority of holidaymakers but if you were unlucky it is worth seeking professional advice.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers are ready to provide advice
If you have suffered from norovirus and you believe poor hygiene on the part of those in charge was to blame, contact the experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline today. We have 14 years’ experience assisting individuals with no win, no fee claims for food poisoning incidents and many other situations as well.
Contact us using our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 and benefit from our no-obligation advice today. It could be the first step towards drawing a line under the experience and receiving compensation as well. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help if you have contracted norovirus in this way so call us now or complete our 30-second online test to find out more.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown