Ecoli Compensation

Going on holiday should be a fun and exciting experience but sometimes it doesn’t work out that way and you end up ill. When you go abroad, the standards of food safety might not be the same as in the UK and this could lead to the food you need not being prepared and cooked properly. If you have suffered from food poisoning abroad caused by E.coli then you could be eligible to claim compensation.

Can I claim compensation?

While you are on holiday it is your tour operators job to make sure that you are safe and well. If you booked your holiday as part of a package deal (you paid one price for your flights, hotel, meals etc) then you will be covered by The Package Travel Regulations 1992 this legislation allows you to make a claim against your tour operator.

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What is E.coli?

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There are different strains of E.coli a non-harmful strain lives within our digestive systems and isn’t always harmful. However, there are harmful strains which can make us ill. These harmful types of bacteria can be found in meat products, such as burgers, raw unpasteurised milk and cheese, and contaminated and un-chlorinated water.

What are the symptoms of E.coli?

  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headaches

Ecoli can take 3-4 days to manifest meaning you might not feel ill until days after you have contracted the illness. In the most extreme cases it can take 14 days for the symptoms to begin. Once you have symptoms you should only feel ill for around a week. If you think you have E.coli then it is important that you seek medical attention immediately.

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What should I do if I suffer from E.Coli abroad?

If you become ill because of E.Coli then you should always seek medical attention. You should also make details about where you stayed and the conditions at the hotel. You should also make notes about the details of your illness the treatment you received and any expenses you have incurred.

 

What can I claim compensation for?

You can claim compensation for any expenses incurred while you were on holiday such as medical bills, you can also claim compensation for loss of earnings if you couldn’t work after you returned home from holiday. Your lawyer will be able to advise you what you can claim compensation for when they know the individual details of your case.

 

How long do I have to claim compensation?

You have three years after the date you first became ill to claim compensation. You should speak to a lawyer as soon as you are able too, to start your claim.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the individual circumstances of your illness. Your lawyer will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.

 

How long can a claim take?

This is dependent on the circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you once they know the circumstances of your illness.

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