The traditional view for prevention of food related illness while abroad was that it could be avoided by following basic food hygiene such as regular hand washing and consuming only boiled, cooked or foods you peeled yourself.
However, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention it is likely that poor hygiene practice in restaurants is the most likely cause of traveller’s illnesses.
If you have suffered food poisoning at one of the hotel restaurants and it formed part of a package holiday, you can sue your UK tour operators for compensation.
According to recent data published by Public Health England amongst the most common destinations for food poisoning are Egypt, Tunisia, the Caribbean and Mexico and this trend is replicated in the enquires made through our website.
It is our experience that common food poisoning bugs such as salmonella and E. coli cause severe symptoms such as diarrhoea and stomach cramps for a period of around 7 days and there often follows a chronic phase resulting in irritable bowel syndrome that can take months or sometimes years to recover from. There are circumstances whereby symptoms can last indefinitely.Get Medical Help
Those suffering from food poisoning on holiday are advised to seek medical advice if they are still on holiday and visit their GP or A&E department when they arrive back in the UK.Let us help you
Nick Harris is Head of Travel Law at Simpson Millar LLP and has provided advice to thousands of consumers from Scotland, England and Wales about traveller's illnesses’s suffered overseas.
Paul Stevens, Group Holiday Claims Manager, at Simpson Millar LLP has 15 years of experience of dealing with food poisoning claims. Before joining Simpson Millar’s Holiday Law Department, he was responsible for defending group actions for Thomas Cook. He has now helped hundreds of consumers successfully sue their tour operators for compensation.
Successfully concluded cases include:
We offer a free legal advice service to anyone that wants to know more about their rights when it comes to suing their tour operator for food poisoning. We can advise you what your claim may be worth and how to commence a formal personal injury claim.
We can also discuss how we may be able to represent you in a legal claim for food poisoning and the services we offer to successfully bring a claim.