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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim botulism compensation


    If you’ve ever had the misfortune to be struck down by food poisoning, you’ll know that it often strikes when you least expect it, and it can have some pretty unpleasant symptoms – you’re going to want to take a few days off work and remain as close to the bathroom as possible. But botulism poisoning is even more serious – it’s a life-threatening condition which requires immediate medical attention and you could become seriously ill or even die. If you’ve suffered from this type of food poisoning, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim botulism compensation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so that’s one less thing to worry about when you’re feeling unwell.

    What is botulism poisoning?

    Botulism poisoning is caused by clostridium botulinum bacteria, usually found in soil. It’s unusual to find this type of bacteria in food produced in the UK and most outbreaks involve tinned food from other countries. Botulism poisoning usually takes between 12 to 36 hours to develop after consuming contaminated food and initial symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps are quickly followed by neurological symptoms including:

    • Difficulties swallowing and speaking
    • Double or blurred vision
    • Gradual paralysis
    • Breathing difficulties

    It is vital to seek emergency medical attention straight away as you will need treatment in hospital with antitoxin injections. These prevent symptoms from worsening but won’t reverse any paralysis that has already occurred. For most people, this usually improves over the coming weeks and months. The manufacturers of the food you have consumed could be held liable if you have been affected by botulism poisoning, and you could make a claim for botulism compensation with us. You could find yourself taking weeks or more likely months off work to recover from this serious illness, and why should you suffer physically, emotionally and financially as a result of the manufacturer’s negligence?

    How to make a claim

    Your first priority should always be your health, but once you are on the road to recovery, you might want to think about getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. First thing’s first, give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. If you are, we’ll work to gather evidence in support of your claim and do our best to get you the compensation you deserve.

    It might be that you’ve eaten out at a restaurant which has used contaminated food in their meals, and if this is the case the restaurant could be made to pay you compensation. Whatever has happened, let us take a weight off your shoulders and handle your personal injury claim for you.

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    Date Published: October 28, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.