Chris and Debra Cunliffe’s big day was cut short after they and their guests were struck down with food poisoning after eating meals at their hotel in Rhodes. Most of the party, including the couple, started to feel ill after arriving on the Greek Island and the distraught couple have said that their wedding breakfast was cut short when the outbreak occurred. The wedding service went without a hitch but by the reception, people began to feel ill and, by the time the main course was served, the majority of their 20 guests were too sick to continue. The couple have claimed that hygiene at the hotel was poor and that their chicken was undercooked which may have been the cause for the outbreak.
The couple’s children, Megan, four, and Jessica, five, were also affected by the illness. As the holiday was also the couple’s honeymoon, their wedding was ruined and they have complained that hygiene standards and conditions at the resort were very poor. The holiday company Thomas Cook offered the family vouchers worth £460 which they have declined. The company could have prevented the outbreak by moving the wedding party to another hotel therefore the couple have sought legal advice and are intending to claim compensation for the wedding food poisoning outbreak.
Food poisoning on holiday
Whether you are eating at home or abroad, there must still be a high standard of hygiene to ensure that members of the public are protected from outbreaks like this. Should there be a lazy attitude to cleanliness and hygiene, bacteria can thrive and can cause very severe cases of food poisoning. If you experience food poisoning on holiday or there is a wedding food poisoning outbreak which has ruined your big day, you can claim compensation from the holiday company. You can call a compensation claims firm like Accident Advice Helpline to gain advice on your case.
Starting the claims process
Accident Advice Helpline is a personal injury law firm which specialises in cases of negligence. If you have suffered food poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you claim compensation to help cope with the financial repercussions. If you have been on holiday and fallen ill, you may have had to fork out for early flights home or for medical care abroad. We can help you claim compensation to cover the cost of this and your suffering. Our helpline is free to call and we offer no-obligation advice to everyone who contacts us.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown