If you and your friends were on holiday and suffered from an illness caused by the salmonella bacteria after eating at your hotel’s restaurant, then you could be considering filing a holiday compensation claim in Sheffield or a claim based elsewhere in the UK. You could make a large claim against your UK tour operator or travel agent if you were ill because of salmonella while on holiday, and could make a holiday compensation claim in Sheffield.
Holiday compensation claim in Sheffield
Perhaps you are thinking of making a holiday compensation claim in Sheffield after suffering from an illness for which another person’s negligence was responsible, or perhaps you were the victim of an accident which was the result of another person’s negligence. If the person responsible was a representative of your British tour operator or travel agent, then you can make a claim against the operator or agent. If, however, a local person was responsible any holiday compensation claims would be more complex and you would have to find a solicitor who has the expertise you need in dealing with claims in the foreign country where you had the illness or accident.
Salmonella bacteria may be present in food in the following circumstances:
- You may have eaten the bacteria in undercooked food (chicken which was still pink, for example). It may also be found in eggs and unpasteurised milk;
- People can spread the bacteria if for example they touch contaminated food or surfaces and then touch plates;
- Hotel staff can spread the bacteria in hotels which have a low standard of hygiene.
Salmonella has an incubation period (normally) of between 6 and 48 hours. Symptoms may last for between a few days or a few weeks. Children under the age of five may carry the strain for more than a year after contracting the illness.
You could receive compensation of between £2,000 and £20,000, depending on the severity of your symptoms if you had food poisoning after being infected by the salmonella bacteria.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are contemplating filing a holiday compensation claim in Sheffield, and need advice about any part of the process, or need help to find a solicitor to represent you, then you could phone us at Accident Advice Helpline free of charge for expert legal advice. We have dealt with all kinds of personal injury compensation claims in our ten years plus of being in the business and as we have a team of expert solicitors in the field working with us, we can advise you about your potential claim.
Why not check out our Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out more precisely who we are and what we may be able to do for you? When you have done this, you may feel that you want to call us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers for expert legal advice. You can call us at any time, any day of the year on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and from a mobile, give us a call on 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now to find out how we might be able to help you?