Food Poisioning Claim
Food poisoning and food-related illnesses are pretty common. Every year, a large number of individuals suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning, which include diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, but very few of them consider making a compensation claim. If you suspect that you have suffered food poisoning or a food-borne illness due to the unhygienic food served by a restaurant or due to stale vegetables sold by a grocery store, you may consider making a food poisoning claim and get compensated for the inconvenience you have faced. Making a successful personal injury claim for food poisoning can be challenging because of the lack of evidence available to prove liability. But at Dominic & Co Solicitors Ltd., we can help you file a legal claim and get compensation for food poisoning you have suffered due to unhygienic practices and carelessness of a restaurant or any other food provider.
What is a Food Poisoning Claim?
The symptoms of a food poisoning may vary depending on the causal agent. A number of microorganisms are known to cause food poisoning, including Salmonella, Shigella, Norovirus, Rotavirus, E.coli, and Giardia. If you or loved one has experienced one of more of the following symptoms due to consumption of unhygienic food served by a restaurant, you may consider making a food poisoning claim with Dominic & Co Solicitors Ltd.
- Gastric illness
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Abdominal pain and cramps
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Psychological illness
In rare cases, food poisoning can also lead to serious health problems, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septicaemia, and peritonitis.
Getting Compensation for Food Poisoning
The legally recoverable damages for food poisoning or a food-borne illness can vary from case to case. Generally speaking, you are entitled to receive monetary compensation for the following damages when you make a food poisoning claim.
- Medical bills
- Loss of earnings
- Out-of-pocket expenses, including travel expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
While the actual final compensation figure is determined by the court, we leverage on our experience and expertise to help you get an estimate of the compensation you are likely to receive in your very first consultation appointment with us.
Making a Claim for Food Poisoning
Proving a food compensation claim can prove to be very challenging primarily due to lack of evidence. In order to make a successful compensation claim, it is important that you don�t delay the process and seek medical and legal advice immediately. Your physician will order laboratory tests which will help you identify the disease-causing microorganism, while your lawyer will assist you in proving the liability of the food vendor. Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced personal injury solicitors.