Food poisoning in a hotel advice is unfortunately something that a number of us will require. Food poisoning on holiday has sometimes been something of a joke, we have all heard of Delhi belly and other colourful descriptions of the problems that travellers can face. However, food poisoning is not funny and it can have unpleasant consequences as well as potentially ruining a holiday. Food poisoning can be fairly mild, causing some sickness and diarrhoea for a limited period, or it can be much more serious requiring hospital treatment. There are a number of different organisms that can cause food poisoning, but all are caused by poor hygiene.
For example, the Norovirus has been making headlines in recent years, and it affects a significant number of people each year. The virus can spread very quickly within a short space of time, and in a hotel or on a cruise ship it can affect a large number of the guests. Food poisoning is often caused by poorly prepared or contaminated food. The symptoms can be very unpleasant including diarrhoea, muscle aches, abdominal pain, severe gastroenteritis, vomiting and tiredness. The symptoms can last just a few days or may continue even when the individual has returned from their holiday.
Salmonella poisoning is another common type of food poisoning that affects holidaymakers. Salmonella food poisoning is especially serious for the very young, pregnant women or the elderly. Salmonella food poisoning can be prevented if those preparing food follow the correct procedures for storing and cooking food. The symptoms of Salmonella poisoning are very unpleasant, and due to the seriousness of the condition it can lead to extended stays in hospital, loss of earnings and the disruption of an individual’s life.
If your holiday has been ruined by a case of food poisoning you may be entitled to compensation. If you have suffered loss of earnings or had to pay for medical treatment as a result of food poisoning you may be entitled to claim back these additional costs. Speak to our expert advisers at Accident Advice Helpline who will be able to advise you on what you can or cannot claim for.
To make a successful claim for food poisoning you need to keep a record of what happened. If a number of guests at your hotel also suffered from food poisoning it will help your case. You should also keep a record of other payments that you have incurred as a result of your illness and all receipts should be kept as evidence.
Our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with food poisoning in a hotel advice. They will be able to advise you on who to make a claim against and can help you with the process of making a claim. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand how food poisoning can ruin an individual’s holiday and your claim will be dealt with professionally and sympathetically.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 2, 2014
Author: David Brown