Salmonella on holiday: Poor hotel hygiene leads to claim

salmonella on holiday | Make a compensation claim

Salmonella food poisoning is a bacterial infection that spoils hundreds of holidays for many UK travellers every year.

Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, headaches, fever, and nausea.

They usually begin within hours or days after infection and can last even a week.

Salmonella on holiday – Case study

Our experienced Holiday Sickness team recently took instructions from “Miss P” who had been on an all-inclusive holiday to Tunisia.

As a consequence of the poor hygiene standards in her hotel, Miss P contracted salmonella, which resulted in diarrhoea and vomiting.

Naturally, this completely ruined her package holiday.

Package holiday rules and regulations state that “a Tour Operator is responsible for the negligent supply of food, drinks, accommodation, etc. which results in harm to the person enjoying the holiday”.

This particularly applies if you become ill as a result of poor hotel hygiene standards.

As we are experts in this area of the law, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

In Miss P’s case, we vigorously pursued a claim against the tour company for damages and succeeded.

Compensation claim for contracting salmonella on holiday

If you contracted salmonella while on holiday from food consumed in your hotel, we need to be able to show that the hotelier or tour operator was aware that there was an outbreak of illness, and ought to have warned you to be on your guard against contracting it.

This will help when making your claim.

If you or a member of your family have been unfortunate to suffer an accident or illness while on holiday, get in touch with our expert team now.

Whether your holiday was in the UK or abroad, we can help you to claim relevant compensation, depending on the type of incident involved.

Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation. Call 0161 685 0070 or fill in our contact form.