Food Poisoning Compensation Claims

If you got food poisoning because someone sold or served you tainted food, you can make a compensation 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 make a claim for food poisoning compensation. Alternatively, fill in our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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About food poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. The illness can last up to a week and is usually mild, requiring no treatment; however, in some instances, it may lead to serious discomfort for sufferers. There are a range of symptoms that typically present themselves within one or two days after eating tainted food, but some symptoms can appear after just a few hours. Symptoms include:

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

Causes of food poisoning

Restaurants, fast food shops, takeaways and hotels must adhere to strict health and safety regulations. However, people are capable of making mistakes, meaning that, even in restaurants with strict guidelines, things can sometimes be missed or errors can be made. There are a number of things in restaurants that can increase the chances of getting food poisoning, including:

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

Seafood is a common cause of food poisoning. Problems typically stem from eating seafood:

  • That has not been cooked properly
  • Has been poorly stored
  • Has been cross contaminated
  • Has been sold contaminated
  • Has been sold out of date by a fishmonger or supermarket

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 item from a takeaway, you should speak to a solicitor about making a claim.

Making a claim for compensation

Proving the direct link between your illness and the food prepared by a restaurant or takeaway can often prove difficult. You must demonstrate a direct causal link between an illness and food consumed at an eatery, especially if your food poisoning symptoms only started to manifest after a few days.

Things you can do to help your personal injury solicitor create a strong case, include:

  • Keep any receipts, packaging or samples
  • See your doctor
  • Finding out if anyone you know has eaten at the same place and has suffered from food poisoning

Once we have all this information, it is then our job to do everything within our power to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

How YouClaim can help

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 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.

Get started today

Speak to a solicitor about making a food poisoning claim by calling 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our online form or chat to us directly via our live chat function.

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