Food Poisoning Compensation Claims

Food poisoning can occur anytime, including while on holiday and while celebrating a special occasion, turning an experience into a nightmare. It can last up to a week and can cause severe discomfort for sufferers. If you have become ill as a result of the negligence of another person, you could be entitled to make a food poisoning claim.

YouClaim’s solicitors have extensive experience of helping those who have suffered from food poisoning to make a claim against restaurants, caterers and other food industry professionals. Call us now on 0800 10 757 95 to see if you’re eligible for food poisoning compensation. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

Symptoms of food poisoning

There is a range of common symptoms that typically present themselves in food poisoning cases. These include:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Aches
  • Pains
  • Distress

Causes of food poisoning

Food establishments such as restaurants, fast food joints, takeaways and hotels must adhere to strict health and safety regulations. However, these places serve many people every day, making it difficult to keep to a strict food hygiene system, which can result in customers unfortunately getting ill. There are a number of things you can avoid to reduce your chances of getting food poisoning, including:

  • Dirty knives, forks, spoons and plates
  • Unclean floors and surfaces
  • Overflow of waste
  • Poor staff hygiene
  • Un-tied long hair

Another common cause of food poisoning is through eating seafood that has either not been cooked properly, has been sold contaminated or out of date by a fishmonger or supermarket, has been poorly stored or has been cross-contaminated.

If you believe you have suffered food poisoning after eating food in a restaurant or ordering a kebab, burger, fish meal or other fast food from a takeaway, you should speak to a solicitor about your entitlement to claim.

Make a claim for compensation

For someone who has developed food poisoning as a result of eating food prepared at a restaurant, takeaway or other establishment, it will not always be a clear-cut case for claiming compensation. Sometimes it can be difficult proving a direct causal link between an illness and food consumed at an eatery, especially if your symptoms only started to manifest after a few days.

However, there are things you can do to help your personal injury solicitor establish a strong case, including:

  • Keeping any receipts, packaging or samples
  • Seeing your doctor
  • Contacting the Environmental Health Agency, which may be able to reduce the risk of anyone else being affected
  • Finding out if anyone else who has eaten at the same place has suffered from food poisoning

Once you have done this, it’s our job to do everything within our power to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact YouClaim

If you believe you have been a victim of food poisoning, the expert solicitors at YouClaim can help you make a claim for compensation against the business or individual responsible for your illness. We understand how traumatic an experience it can be to suffer an illness as a result of another person’s negligence, and will always work hard to help you get the best possible outcome for your food poisoning claim.

We can be reached online by filling in a claims form, or directly by speaking to a lawyer on 0800 10 757 95.

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