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Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Claims

Even Fresh Food Can Contain Bacteria

We are specialists in food poisoning claims. you may be able to bring a claim for compensation if you have been made ill by food poisoning.

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. If certain conditions apply such as excessive heat  then these can multiply and poison the stomach and intestines.

The main types of bacterial poisoning are;

  1. Salmonella- is the most common form of bacterial poisoning.  Salmonella 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. Unwashed food is the main cause.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptoms are diarrhoea cramps and vomiting. These unpleasant symptoms can last from a few days, but can last much longer 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.

If you believe you have been affected you should immediately seek medical advice. Furthermore – if this is possible- you should 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 bring your claim for you. Furthermore, in order to ensure we maximise the chance of obtaining compensation, we will collect evidence and statements.

Any help that we may offer will be on a No Win No Fee Basis. That means that if we don’t get compensation for you then there will be 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 successful claim.