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Claiming For Holiday Sickness In Tunisia

If you are thinking of claiming for holiday sickness in Tunisia make sure you speak to a regulated no win, no fee personal injury solicitor when you return to the UK to see if you can bring a claim against the tour operator.

Hundreds of holidaymakers have complained of suffering holiday sickness in Tunisia during the past few years and food to be avoided includes: unpeeled fruit, undercooked meat, ice cubes, reheated food and untreated milk. Only drink mineral water from a bottle with the seal intact and take oral rehydration tablets with you in case of fluid loss after bouts of diarrhoea and sickness.

Cold foods can prove as dangerous as hot dishes if they become contaminated and salads, dressings and any dishes containing mayonnaise should be kept refrigerated until serving. Food served buffet style should never be reheated and freshly cooked food should never be mixed with older food as cross contamination can easily occur. Raw meats must be stored below ready to eat foods in the fridge and kitchen worktops must be washed with hot, soapy water to keep them free of infection. Food handlers should understand basic food hygiene principles and there is no excuse for poor food or low standards of hygiene in holiday hotels.

Some hotels in Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey have seen repeat outbreaks of food poisoning and holiday illness in a relatively short space of time and hotels must be inspected regularly by the tour operators to ensure holidaymakers are not being exposed to illness and injury. If you contract food poisoning while staying at an all inclusive holiday hotel, it is quite likely your illness will have resulted from food you have eaten within the complex. Most holidaymakers staying at all inclusive hotels rarely venture out to eat as food and accommodation is part of the package.

All types of food can become contaminated if it is not stored and handled properly but you should always avoid undercooked poultry, burgers and pork and never eat food served lukewarm if it should be hot. Cold food should also be chilled to the correct temperature and salads should be served from a refrigerated counter or directly from the fridge. Food must be prepared and cooked at the correct temperature and maintained at that temperature until served.

If you have suffered symptoms of diarrhoea and sickness after eating infected food you are most likely to be suffering from Salmonella or E.coli food poisoning and, although most illnesses of this type clear up within 3-4 days, it is vital you seek medical advice as dehydration can cause serious illness. Some holidaymakers returning from Tunisia with Salmonella food poisoning were still sick when they arrived home and you should also get checked out by your GP in the UK.

Contact a no win, no fee holiday illness solicitor who will assess your claim and give you a clear idea how much you may be able to claim from the tour operator providing poor standards of hygiene and food caused your illness. You should never be exposed to illness or injury on holiday in Tunisia or elsewhere and you may receive a significant amount of compensation for loss of enjoyment of your holiday, pain and suffering and medical expenses. It wont cost you a penny to claim and you should receive 100% of the holiday illness compensation.

Adrian vultur writes for Tunisia holiday illness claims

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Posted by admin - October 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm

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