Food poisoning on a package holiday and how to make compensation claims
A package holiday is where you are most likely to feel safe about what you are doing, where you are eating and the accommodation you are staying in. This is because you have plenty of people to speak to if anything goes wrong, the holiday is well advertised and described, and everything is put together by the same (hopefully well-established company). However, things can go wrong on package holidays just as they can on DIY holidays, and if something does then this can ruin your break. If you get food poisoning on a package holiday it can ruin your whole stay, so here are some ways to avoid this, and what to do if you do get food poisoning.
- Choose vegetarian options. If you think you can deal with it, choose the vegetarian option when you are away. This is far less likely to be carrying serious bacteria which can cause food poisoning.
- Choose hot food. If your hotel has a buffet style canteen, make sure that you choose hot foods rather than things like deli meats. If food was once hot but has cooled down, this should be avoided.
- Choose bottled water and avoid ice. In certain countries the water is not safe to drink, so you should choose bottled water and steer clear of ice in your drinks even if you are just in your hotel.
- Tell your hotel. If you have come down with food poisoning then you must report it to your hotel so that they can ensure that the matter is investigated and that it doesn’t happen again. You will have a better case if you make a complaint anyway.
- Tell your holiday organiser. Call the organisers of your package holiday to let them know what has happened and that you feel it is the fault of your hotel. You may be able to get some of the cost of your holiday refunded.
How to make Tonbridge and Malling claims
You may be able to make Tonbridge and Malling claims for food poisoning that you have gotten whilst on a package holiday. The organisers of the holiday have a duty of care to you, and your holiday is likely to have been ruined by this incident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about the Tonbridge and Malling claims process and find out whether or not you have a good case for a successful claim. if you do then you can be passed over to our experienced personal injury lawyers, who will work on your behalf on your Tonbridge and Malling claims so that you don’t have to go to court, and have a better chance of your claim being successful.
Date Published: 30th June 2014
Author: David Brown