Food Poisoning Claims & Compensation

We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve

Compensation For Food Poisoning

The effects of food poisoning can range from a few days off work to a ruined holiday abroad, or even several weeks in the hospital. In more severe cases victims can have lasting effects like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney failure, and lactose intolerance. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable.

Food poisoning should not happen, especially in the UK where safe storage, cooking, and hygiene equipment is readily available. If you have had food poisoning, then contact us.

What is a Food Poisoning Claim?

Food poisoning compensation claims arise when a person gets ill from eating food contaminated with a dangerous bacteria, the most common of which are salmonella and E-coli. These bacteria thrive in warm, moist conditions, such as uncooked 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
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration

Particularly acute cases of food poisoning can lead to paralysis and death, though this is 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 having 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 showed 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 your illness and advise whether you may be able to claim.

We appreciate paying legal fees with no guarantee of compensation is not appealing. This is why we offer a conditional fee agreement, also known as No Win No Fee*. It takes away any financial risk associated with making a claim, leaving you to focus on recovering. *conditions apply

We work with a select group of personal injury solicitors and will carefully match you with one who not only has experience, but who appreciates the distress you may have suffered.

Fill in our online form and an advisor from The Compensation Experts will reply at a time that suits you.

*conditions may apply

    Start by speaking to our expert team now and find out how much your claim could be worth...

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    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. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.

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    How much could I claim?

    As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.

    Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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    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. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.

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