What is Salmonella? – Holiday Claims and Compensation!
Salmonella – the bacterial holiday bug
Salmonella food poisoning is a bacterial infection which travel solicitors claim spoils hundreds of holidays for many UK travellers every year. Disappointed and angry holidaymakers suffering from food poisoning, and who feel let down by their tour operator, are often able to claim compensation via Simpson Millar LLPs ‘no win no fee’ claims service.
Salmonellosis can be a severe holiday illness, presenting as either single cases or in hotel outbreaks and it will inevitably curtail the holiday enjoyment of both the individual and their families or friends.
Symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhoea (often bloody); stomach cramps; headaches; fever; and nausea.
Salmonella Hotel Focus
Simpson Millar’s holiday compensation specialists are currently monitoring the following hotels where holidaymakers claim to have contracted salmonella poisoning:
- Hotel Playa Pesquero Salmonella Poisoning – Simpson Millar’s travel law specialists’ have been instructed by the parent of child struck down by food poisoning.
- What is salmonella – High Court to determine whether First Choice Holidays is liable for Holiday Village Turkey illness outbreak!
- Hotel Royal Kenz Resort Claims – Travel lawyers Simpson Millar suspect Salmonellosis as guests struck by illness again in Tunisia.
- Salmonella Typhimurium at the Tamaimo Tropical – Court proceedings inevitable as Thomas Cook deny family’s claim for compensation following illness in Tenerife.
- Holiday Village Illness Claims – First Choice deny liability for food poisoning claims of travellers struck down by Salmonellosis.
- ‘I get that feeling, Salmonella!” at the Holiday Village Manar like you never ever had it before!
About Salmonella Food Poisoning on Holiday
Most cases of Salmonellois contracted on holiday occur in infants and young children and the usual method of spread is by ingestion of contaminated food – experts claim there is a high percentage of infection in chicken and eggs.
Large salmonella illness outbreaks have been reported from all-inclusive hotels abroad particular in Egypt and Turkey, and the usual explanation is that food is contaminated at source and inadequately prepared prior to serving to guests. Holidaymakers often claim that food is left for several hours in soaring temperatures allowing salmonella organisms and other bacteria to multiply rapidly.
Less commonly, a hotel employer who is excreting the organism may contaminate the food after cooking. Person to person spread can occur, since the ingestion (by the faecal-oral route) of salmonella can also cause food poisoning. The incubation period for Salmonellosis is usually 12-36 hours with a range of 6-72 hours.
Salmonella Compensation Claims – Latest News
- Thomson Tropicana Club Azure Holidays salmonella claims settles but Thomas Cook claims rumble on despite medical evidence from gastroenterologist.
- £4000.00 compensation for Salmonellosis – claim finalised for illness contracted at the Bellevue Park Hotel in Port El Kantaoui.
- Egypt Salmonella food poisoning claims settle as Thomas Cook agree damages for claims at the Sunrise Royal Makadi Beach
- Family’s compensation of £15250 for salmonellosis approved by court following holiday from hell at the Red Sea Holiday Village with First Choice Holidays.
How to claim compensation for Salmonella food poisoning
Holidaymakers travelling with reputable holiday companies on traditional package holidays are able to claim compensation with help from Simpson Millar’s specialist travel lawyers. The services of an experienced team of holiday claims experts are available on a No Win No Fee basis. We can pursue compensation claims against tour operator though the protection offered by the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.
Travellers are advised not to extinguish their rights by contacting their tour operator’s legal staff directly before seeking legal advice from a travel lawyer, and certainly before accepting holiday vouchers or cashing cheques worth a fraction of a claims true value. A letter denying responsibility followed by a gesture of goodwill is a tactic used by most tour operators to avoid paying injured parties an appropriate amount of compensation for their holiday claim.
Contact Simpson Millar for free no obligation advice on the compensation claims process.