Food Poisoning Claims & Compensation
We specialise in helping victims of food poisoning claim the compensation they deserve.
Food Poisoning Compensation
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 do suffer, then contact us to make a food poisoning claim.
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 through 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 this is rare. In addition to covering you in the UK, personal injury law covers you for holiday food poisoning claims, if you have fallen sick while on a package holiday abroad. Additionally, you will be covered if you fall ill from food you have bought at a supermarket.
Food poisoning holiday claims example
An example of a successful food poisoning claim 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 holiday food poisoning claims made against them.
Fortunately, we were able to win the gentleman the food poisoning on holiday compensation he deserved. This was possible because we proved negligence.
Making Compensation Claims for Food Poisoning
Your food poisoning compensation claim can start as early as today, if you contact The Compensation Experts. Our UK lawyers and food poisoning abroad claims 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 food poisoning 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 food poisoning claim, leaving you to focus on your recovery. *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 also 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
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from food poising in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for food poisoning compensation.
If you were a child at the time, you may have a longer period to make a food poisoning claim.
How much could I claim?
As every instance of food poisoning is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also vary between cases. Factors that lead to the final food poisoning compensation figure include extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of food poisoning claims experts will give you an indication of how much compensation you could get.
How does the process work?
When making a food poisoning claim, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why we make your food poisoning compensation claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.