Food poisoning is no fun, but when you suffer from it because you neglected to handle certain ingredients in the safest way, you only have yourself to blame. It’s far worse when you decide to eat out or grab a takeaway and you end up with food poisoning because you were unlucky with the outlet you chose to go to. In cases like these, people who are affected tend to be quite keen to find a food poisoning compensation calculator so they can find out how much compensation they might receive.
There are various types of bacteria that can cause stomach upsets and associated symptoms if they appear in food in big-enough numbers. Campylobacter is top of the list in terms of the number of cases that arise each year, followed by salmonella. However, most bacteria can be killed if the food is stored, prepared and cooked properly by those in the food industry who should be trained to do so.
How does a food poisoning compensation calculator work?
The idea is that this kind of calculator can be used to work out how much money you might be entitled to receive because you suffered food poisoning that was caused by a third party. This could be at a restaurant, or a takeaway or any food outlet that sold you defective and infected food.
Different cases – even when they are all successful – can warrant different amounts of compensation. There are many variations in symptoms and the severity can be very different from person to person as well. Additionally, you can be left with ongoing symptoms if you’re really unlucky, and these can stem from the instance of eating affected food.
If you want to know what you might win, call Accident Advice Helpline
We may have the word ‘accident’ in our name, but in terms of food poisoning claims, the injury caused to your digestive system makes this a personal injury claim too. Instead of using a food poisoning compensation calculator, speak to someone who can give you a better idea of how to make a claim.
Call 0800 689 0500 at no charge when you want to learn more. Remember, this has to be within three years of the incident occurring. You can call us from your mobile phone too, on 0333 500 0993. It’s easy to get access to some answers with our help.