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Food Poisoning Abroad Claim

Compensation for food poisoning on holiday involves some detailed drills and preparing the claim documents by covering all aspects. Being experienced personal injury and food poisoning solicitors.

Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents or are taken ill while abroad. If you or a member of your family has been involved in an overseas accident, or suffered an illness, as a result of someone else's negligence then our lawyers could help you claim compensation.

Many people suffer from food poisoning or other illness while on holiday to a foreign country. This is mostly caused due to poor hygiene standards or quality of the food served by the tour operator, ruining the entire trip for you and your family members. Further it can a distressing experience.

We could help you make a food poisioning whilest abroad, or to claim if you were injured or suffered an illness while working abroad. Our attorneys at law have helped thousands to claim compensation following illness or accidents abroad in a wide range of circumstances, including

Contracting food poisoning or other illnesses while in a foreign country can ruin a holiday. But if that illness is caused by poor standards of or a lack of care on the part of a tour operator, you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert solicitors can assist you in making a claim. It is the responsibility of the tour operator to take all reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety is not put at risk. If they breach regulation or fail in that duty, they are liable to have a claim for compensation made against them and you are going to receive legal help for that from the best lawyers near you. Please note: You must have booked your holiday as an ‘all inclusive’ package in order to qualify for a claim of this type.

If you have suffered from food poisoning there is a good chance that you may be able to make a claim to get compensation.

Cases for Food Poisoning Abroad Claims

Food poisoning is a fairly common problem normally caused after a person ingests food infected with parasites, chemicals, bacteria, or viruses. The effects usually last for a few days and only cause slight discomfort, but in some cases, it can become quite serious and lead to long-term diseases. Some common types of food poisoning include:

  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Ecoli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella

Symptoms of these infections include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. In severe conditions, it may lead to devastating secondary diseases, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and reactive arthritis.

Law Surrounding a Claim

From legal point of view, all you have to do is to prove that due to poor quality of food, you have to face severe damages. Some pictorial evidences, health report and personal witnesses can really help to strengthen your claim. But only a good food poisoning lawyer can represent it by following all the professional standards and fulfilling the legal requirements.

It’s important to remember that laws and regulations vary from country to country. We will advise you on the necessary steps to ensure your compensation claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have experience with compensation claims for both individuals and also on behalf of large groups of people who have all suffered illness while abroad. These larger cases often involve tourists on package holidays who find that they have suffered the same illnesses or, more commonly, who show symptoms of food poisoning. In order to make a claim, please have to hand the following details when we contact you – or you contact us.

  • The date and location of the incident, including country and hotel.
  • Who the holiday was booked with?
  • (Your booking must be an all-inclusive one in order to make a claim)
  • How did the illness start?
  • What do you believe caused the illness?
  • Did you eat anywhere other than the hotel?
  • What medical attention have you received, if any?

Our specialist claim handling team is available to process your claim, give you legal assistance and get you the compensation that we know you deserve. If you have suffered from food poising while abroad you may be able to claim under the same regulations that govern holiday sickness compensation claims, they are chiefly the The Package Travel Regulations Act of 1992 and the Athens Convention 1974. Our lawyers can advise you further for your claim.


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