Compensation For Food Poisoning
The effects of food poisoning can range from the inconvenience of a few days off work to a ruined holiday abroad, or even several weeks in the hospital. In more severe cases victims can be left with lasting effects like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney failure, and lactose intolerance. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.
Food poisoning is an affliction which should not happen, especially in the UK where adequate storage, cooking, and hygiene equipment is readily available. If you have been struck down by food poisoning, then contact an advisor at The Compensation Experts.
What is a Food Poisoning Claim?
Food poisoning compensation claims arise when a person becomes ill from eating food contaminated with a dangerous bacteria, the most common of which are salmonella, botulism, and E-coli. These bacteria thrive in warm, moist conditions, such as raw or inadequately cooked meat. They can also be transferred due to poor kitchen hygiene, for example by placing cooked meat on a contaminated surface, or not washing hands before preparing food.
Effects of food poisoning can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
Particularly acute cases of food poisoning can lead to paralysis and death, though these instances are rare. In addition to covering you in the UK, personal injury law covers you if you have fallen sick from food poisoning your hotel while on a package holiday abroad, or if you fall ill from food you have bought at a supermarket.
An example of a successful claim for food poisoning featured a couple who booked a package holiday in Greece. After partaking in an evening buffet, the gentleman fell so ill he needed to be hospitalised and treated for severe vomiting and dehydration. The holiday company initially denied liability however further inspection revealed the hotel had food hygiene failings and had previous claims for food poisoning made against them.
Compensation Claims for Food Poisoning
Your food poisoning compensation claim can start as early as today when you contact The Compensation Experts. Our advisors are happy to offer you with a free, no-obligation consultation to investigate the circumstances around your illness and advise whether your claim has a high likelihood of success.
We appreciate the prospect of paying legal fees with no guarantee of compensation is not appealing which is why we offer a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as No Win No Fee*. It takes away any financial risk associated with making a claim, leaving you to focus on recovering your health without having to worry about money.
We work with a select group of personal injury solicitors and will carefully match you with one who not only has a record of obtaining compensation payments for victims of food poisoning victims but who appreciates the emotional distress you may have suffered as the result of your illness.
Under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, you may have grounds to sue a food’s manufacturer or importer. Unlike other types of personal injury law, it is not necessary to prove a specific party was negligent, only that the food was contaminated and that eating it made you ill.
Fill in our online form and an advisor from The Compensation Experts will reply at a time that suits you.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert food poisoning solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.