Illness and food poisoning abroad

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If you suffered illness or food poisoning while abroad on business or holiday which you believe was caused by poor hygiene or food handling by an airline, cruise ship, hotel, or other holiday provider, our dedicated Travel Claims team has the expertise to investigate your case and make a claim for compensation against those responsible.

Our travel claims solicitors have specialist experience in food poisoning law and also has native speakers in French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German and Bulgarian.  In addition, we work together with a network of overseas agents to give you the best chance of a substantial compensation claim.

Gastric illnesses and food poisoning which cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, fever, headaches and weight loss are common causes of compensation claims. The reasons such claims can be made include:

  • Food poisoning caused by bacterial infections such as E. coli, Salmonella Campylobacteriosis (an infectious disease caused by eating or handling contaminated food or drinking contaminated beverages)
  • Waterborne gastric diseases, such as giardiasis, that are caused by parasitic infections 
  • Viral infections by a rotavirus or norovirus (a common illness contracted on board a cruise ship and is generally due to poor hand washing and sanitation. It causes sickness and diarrhoea)

Sometimes the longer-term effect of gastric illness and food poisoning can be irritable bowel syndrome, for which claims can also be made. Other types of illness that can warrant a compensation claim include Legionnaires disease which can be transmitted via air conditioning systems.

Our travel claims specialists will advise you on the best location for your illness and food poisoning compensation claims. If possible, our experienced travel claim solicitors will bring a compensation claim in the UK to win the highest possible compensation. If your illness or food poisoning occurred during a package holiday, you can make a claim against the tour operator in the country where it is based, which is usually in the UK.

For holidays that are not part of a package, your claim may have to be brought in another country and our travel claims lawyers can give you the best advice as they are experts on the rules and regulations on compensation, costs, and evidence related to overseas compensation claims.

Remember that your compensation claim must be within three years of your package holiday but claims outside of the UK can have time limits as short as one year.

Our clients choose BL Claims Solicitors to handle their travel illness and food poisoning compensation claims because:

  • We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK for handling travel compensation claims
  • Our Travel Claims team has many years of winning travel compensation claims
  • We talk to our clients in jargon-free language
  • We act quickly so clients get the compensation and care they need as soon as possible
  • We have a specialist team of lawyers dedicated to travel claims
  • Our Travel Claims team include French, Spanish, Polish, Italian, German and Bulgarian speakers.

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