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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

    Holiday survivor guide: The hotel restaurant

    We all know that the British weather is always unpredictable and can often be very wet which is why more and more of us opt for sunnier, hotter climates. One of the best things about going abroad is trying new foods and local food from that country.

    But when eating at the hotel restaurant or any restaurant or cafe for that matter, you need to be careful to avoid making travel accident compensation claims.

    If you are not happy with the food at the hotel restaurant, complain to avoid travel accidents

    If you were in Britain and you were handed a chicken that is dry or slightly pink you would complain and ask for a replacement so do the same when you are abroad. If it doesn’t taste right and you feel that something is wrong with the food, do not just carry on eating, speak to one of the waiters and if that doesn’t work speak to the manager, always politely.

    The last thing you need is food poisoning and needing to make a travel accident claim. Plus, the hotel restaurant certainly doesn’t want any accident claim made against them.

    If in doubt order a bottled drink at the hotel restaurant

    In many countries they say to avoid drinking the tap water as they may not have a fresh water supply. So, if in doubt, always order drinks in a bottle to avoid any travel illnesses.

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    Whether it is water, wine, squash or any other drink; this will put your mind at ease knowing your beverage is safe to drink and you won’t become ill from the water thus preventing any travel accidents.

    If you have any allergies make it clear

    This is important, especially when eating abroad. Even if the menu is in English always check with the waiter about whether the item you have got your eye on does not have anything which you are allergic to.

    If you do not speak up the restaurant will not be aware, and if you were to get ill you may not be eligible to make a travel accident claim as the hotel never knew. Make it clear from the start so that if you do get ill the hotel would be liable for any travel accident claim you raise.

    If an accident has happened whilst abroad in the last 3 years which wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.

    Date Published: November 10, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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