food poisoning claim

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Claims

Even Fresh Food Can Contain Bacteria

If you have been made ill by food poisoning you may be able to bring a claim for compensation.

A food poisoning claim that is not linked to a specific intolerance to certain foods such as gluten is normally due to eating food that contains a large amount of bacteria.

Certain types of harmful bacteria can live on raw food and if conditions apply such as excessive heat  then these can multiply and poison the stomach and intestines (stomach and intestines are the biggest part of the digestive process).

The main types of bacterial poisoning are

  1. Salmonella- this is the most common and is normally found on chicken and poultry, red meat, and unpasteurised milk
  2. Campylobacter bacteria- also found on chicken, eggs and untreated water
  3. Clostridium Perfringens- found mainly on meat and poultry- the main cause is normally unwashed food

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms are diarrhoea cramps and vomiting. These can last from a few days to much longer than that if the bacteria multiply in the stomach.

How can I bring a claim for Food Poisoning

At O’Neill Injury Solicitors we have a specialism in Food Poisoning claims. It is vital that you contact us early to ensure we can get the best possible evidence to bring your claim.

You should seem medical advice immediately you believe that you have been affected and also – if this is possible- keep a sample of what you believe may have caused the food poisoning.

How much is a Food Poisoning Claim Worth?

A simple claim where symptoms last for a few days and weeks can be up to £2500. If more severe with possible longer term implications can range from £6,000 to £30,000 depending on the severity.

How can Solicitors Help?

We can help in bringing the claim and collecting the evidence and statements to try and ensure that the chances of success for obtaining compensation are maximised.

Any help that we may offer will be on a No Win No Fee Basis- if we don’t get compensation for you then there is no fee at all.

To find out how we can deal with your food poisoning claim on a No Win No Fee basis please contact us;

For free initial advice please call 01535 958 778, email us, or use the contact form on this page.
We want to ensure that you get every penny of the compensation you are entitled to as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The important thing is not to delay – the sooner we speak to you the better the chance of a sucessful claim.