Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, thought to be responsible for over 280,000 cases of food poisoning a year. Mostly found in contaminated poultry, campylobacter bacteria can also be found in unpasteurised milk and red meat. A survey carried out between 2007 and 2008 revealed that campylobacter was present in 65% of samples of raw chicken tested. Whilst the bacteria can be killed off by cooking poultry and meat fully, you could be unlucky enough to be struck down by campylobacter poisoning if you eat in a restaurant that fails to cook meat properly.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim campylobacter compensation if you have been affected – and there are no upfront fees to pay as we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
Who is responsible for your illness?
Campylobacter poisoning can lead to some pretty unpleasant symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, and it usually takes between two to five days for symptoms to appear. Most people get better within a week or so although if symptoms don’t resolve themselves, you may need to seek medical treatment.
If you’ve become ill after enjoying a meal out at a restaurant, bar or takeaway, they could be held liable for your pain and suffering, and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation. It could be that meat in their kitchen has contaminated other food stuffs, for example when raw meat is stored above ready-cooked food in the fridge, or if the same chopping board is used to prepare raw chicken and salad or other raw food. Accident Advice Helpline can help to decide who is to blame for your illness and we offer you confidential, no-obligation advice, so you can decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim.
Will your claim be successful?
Unfortunately we can’t say for sure whether your claim for campylobacter compensation will be successful, but you can be sure you have the very best team of lawyers working to get you the compensation you deserve if you have been struck down by food poisoning. We have years of industry experience and a recommendation from our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, and most claims can be processed over the phone. So it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, which means one less thing for you to worry about.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about our services and see how we can help you.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton