Compensation for holiday illness may be available where your symptoms are linked to poor food hygiene standards within your package deal hotel. If you are unsure as to whether the details of your holiday qualify as a package deal, speak to our expert team of personal injury solicitors today to discover how we may be able to help you. Remember, we offer a FREE no-obligation consultation with regards to any possible holiday illness claims.
There are numerous factors relating to poor food and hygiene standards within your hotel that may cause you to become ill and qualify as a holiday illness claim. Be cautious if you notice any of the following:
Food that has been left uncovered for long periods of time
Restaurant staff not wearing gloves when handling foods
Food that has been reheated from an earlier meal service
Drinks that have been watered down with local tap water
Ice in drinks made from local tap water
Stray or wild animals walking around the hotel grounds
The main causes of holiday illness include contact with foods that have not been stored or cooked at the correct temperature, and cross-contamination of surfaces and utensils. Depending on the type of holiday illness you have contracted, and depending on your level of exposure to certain bacteria, your symptoms may develop within an hour or days. You may be eligible for holiday illness compensation If you have suffered from any of the following:
Fever & chills
In some extreme cases, holidaymakers may contract more serious illnesses such as E. Coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Whatever your specific illness, you should seek advice from one of our expert holiday claims solicitors on your options.
You may not feel physically able to begin your claim until you return home. However, where possible, Hampson Hughes Solicitors team of holiday claims solicitors can advise on gathering evidence in support of your holiday illness claim:
Report any instance of suspected holiday illness to your holiday rep and hotel
Report any poor food hygiene to your holiday rep and hotel
Request that your comments are officially noted – request a copy
Take photos or videos showing any suspected poor food hygiene
Keep receipts for any out of pocket expenses you may incur
Keep note of any relevant times, dates, and names
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