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    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim salmonella compensation


    Salmonella poisoning can affect anyone of any age and is usually caused by poor food hygiene – so you could be struck down after eating at a restaurant, takeaway or other establishment. If you’ve been out for a celebratory dinner and have been affected by salmonella poisoning, or even come home from a wedding and been ill, you could make a claim for salmonella poisoning, provided it has been three years or less since you were injured. But how do you find the right personal injury lawyer for your needs? Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice?

    Salmonella poisoning – what are the causes?

    Salmonella poisoning is usually a result of poor food hygiene. The bacteria live in the guts of farm animals and can usually be found in meat, poultry eggs and milk, although cross-contamination is common, so your vegetables could even be affected. If you’ve been struck down by salmonella poisoning, you’ll usually feel ill within 12 to 72 hours, with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps. Most people feel better within a week, but if you become seriously dehydrated, you might need to be hospitalised. Those with weakened immune systems, the elderly and very young children are also more at risk of serious illness.

    Poor food hygiene in a restaurant, bar or hotel could lead to salmonella poisoning – for example, if staff don’t wash their hands before handling food, or if poultry or meat is not cooked properly. Cross-contamination, where raw meat and other foods are stored or prepared next to each other, could also lead to salmonella poisoning. The amount of compensation you’ll be eligible for when claiming salmonella compensation depends on the impact the illness has had on your daily life – if you’ve had to take time off work or required treatment in hospital, you could receive a larger settlement. Find out right now how much you could be eligible to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website right now.

    Won’t I have to go to court?

    Not necessarily. The majority of personal injury claims can be processed over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to go to court. Just give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could make a claim. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.

    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.