Food Poisoning Compensation – Could You Make a Claim?

Every year, thousands of Britain’s take a break away from the stress and strife of daily life. Package holidays are big business and provide holidaymakers with one all-inclusive price for everything which typically includes accommodation, flights and food for the stay.


In unfortunate circumstances, holidaymakers can contract food poisoning which results in sickness for a duration of days throughout the holiday. If you have been on a package holiday in the last three years and became sick with food poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation.


Woman with stomach pain sittin on sofa


What is the law?


The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 are designed to protect consumers from different types of sickness contracted whilst on a package holiday. In the unfortunate event that any member of your group or party become sick, you may be entitled to pursue the travel operator for compensation which directly results from negligence.


Symptoms of food poisoning


If you become sick as a result of food consumed on your holiday, you will no doubt have some, if not all, of the following symptoms:


  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Shivering
  • Loss of appetite

Very often the symptoms of food poisoning can take a couple of days to appear and result in loss of days spent sick whilst on holiday. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation.


How does it occur?


Food poisoning can occur as a result of buffet food which is not completely fresh, insufficient food storage and a variety of other causes. Children and the elderly tend to suffer most but anyone can contract food poisoning whilst on holiday.




There are time limitations to making a claim. Generally a claim can be made within three years of the incident. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility to make a claim, why not give the team of legal experts a call and we will discuss your circumstances and offer impartial advice to let you know if you are entitled to compensation.


Please give us a call or get in touch and we will be delighted to assist with your enquiry. If you are eligible to make a claim, you will be guided step-by-step throughout the process.

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