Listeria is a bacteria commonly found in unpasteurised milk and dairy products made from unpasteurised milk. It could also contaminate packaged foods, meat and even vegetables, and lead to listeriosis, a type of food poisoning which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. If you have eaten food from your local supermarket that has led to listeriosis or if you’ve enjoyed a meal out but have later become ill, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim listeria compensation.
There’s no need to worry about going to court, as we can process most personal injury claims over the phone, and our expert advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so you can get in touch with us to find out more about making a claim for listeria compensation at any time.
What causes listeriosis?
Consuming contaminated dairy products, meats or packaged goods could lead to the development of listeriosis, and whilst anybody could be affected, there are some people who are more at risk than others, including:
- Anyone with a weakened immune system
- Pregnant women and their unborn babies
- Those over 65
These people are also more likely to suffer from severe symptoms including dehydration, and may need to be hospitalised for treatment if they become ill. Establishments serving food, such as restaurants, pubs and takeaways, and supermarkets or stores selling food to the public have a responsibility to ensure that the food they are serving or selling is safe to eat. So if you’ve been struck down by listeria poisoning, there’s no need to suffer in silence. You could make a claim for compensation not only for your pain and suffering, but also for your loss of earnings.
Time off work with food poisoning
It’s likely you’re going to need to take time off work if you’re suffering from food poisoning, even if it’s just a few days or a week – and that means you could lose money. But don’t worry – Accident Advice Helpline will take this loss of earnings into account as part of your personal injury claim. So why not pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim? It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline and get advice from our experienced team. We’ve been in the industry for many years, so we really know our stuff, and we’ll do our best to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton