Food Poisoning Compensation

Food Poisoning Compensation

Our Solicitors have a lot of experience dealing with food poisoning claims on a No Win No Fee basis. Our Lawyers have secured thousands of pounds in compensation for people who have suffered food poisoning as a result of negligence and poor hygiene standards.

Claims Direct have a team of expert Personal Injury Lawyers who specialise in food poisoning compensation claims, and we can arrange for rehabilitation support to be provided anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales.

For a free food poisoning compensation consultation call Claims Direct on freephone {{freephoneNumber}} or start your claim online.

We can help you with free, expert legal advice and we can tell you if your claim is likely to succeed.

About Claiming Compensation for Food Poisoning

We deal with compensation claims for food poisoning which happened in the UK, and on holiday.

Two of the most common questions people ask our Personal Injury Lawyers are:

Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?
Can we claim compensation for food poisoning on holiday?

The answer to both of these questions is the same - Yes.

If you have suffered from food poisoning or from drinking contaminated water in the UK, consumer protection laws make it easier to claim compensation. The law requires food retailers to sell products which are free from the harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

If you suffered from contaminated water or food poisoning on holiday abroad, you can claim compensation against the tour operator as they have a duty to provide suitable food for travellers.

How to Claim Compensation

First of all you need to provide us with the details about where and when the food was eaten; and what happened to you. If other people suffered food poisoning symptoms from the same place as you, get their names and addresses (if you can) because they may be able to give witness statements or evidence to support your claim.

A Personal Injury Solicitor who specialises in food poisoning compensation cases will assess your claim on a No Win No Fee basis; and can tell you how successful your claim is expected to be.

Call Claims Direct for a free consultation on freephone {{freephoneNumber}} or start your claim online.

Food Poisoning Causes and Symptoms

Food poisoning occurs when food or drink is contaminated with bacteria, parasites, viruses or sometimes even chemicals or pesticides. It’s often hard to tell if food and drink are contaminated because the look, taste and smell may not be affected.

Food poisoning can be caused by not cooking or storing food properly or poor hygiene where food is being produced or prepared. Common causes of food poisoning include Campylobacter, Clostridia, E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Shigella. The most common food poisoning symptoms are:

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Fever
  4. Stomach cramps
  5. Nausea
  6. Fatigue

In most food poisoning cases the health problems only last for a few days. However, some cases can be more serious and long-lasting, particularly when the victim is very old; or very young.

Over five million people in the UK suffer from food poisoning every year, but only a small number of those affected seek medical advice. If you suffer from food poisoning, you can claim compensation for the pain and suffering, loss of earnings, any expenses incurred and for rehabilitation costs.

Not sure if you can claim compensation? Call us for a free consultation on freephone {{freephoneNumber}} or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.

Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Claims Direct is one of the largest personal injury claims management companies in the UK, with specialist Personal Injury Lawyers in England, Scotland and Wales.