Plenty of people suffer from food poisoning at some point in their lives. It can be contracted by eating or coming into contact with food that is contaminated with bacteria. Sometimes bacteria can be killed during the cooking process, while at other times proper hygiene methods can prevent anything from going wrong.
Severe food poisoning compensation can be paid to people who have experienced nasty symptoms caused by bacteria being present in the food they eat. While most instances of food poisoning will pass within a few days, some people are more badly-affected than others. For example the elderly and the young can be very ill, as can people affected by a particularly nasty form of food poisoning.
In some cases – albeit isolated ones – there is good reason to admit someone to hospital to receive treatment for food poisoning. In the most severe cases people find they cannot keep anything down and need to be put on a drip to ensure they receive essential fluids.
There have also been cases where people have been left very weak and with a sensitive gut as a result of suffering a bad case of food poisoning. Severe food poisoning compensation can be higher in these instances, as there is a long-term effect that is experienced as a direct result of being made ill in the first place. Some people may find they always have to be very careful what they eat from that moment on.
Considering a potential compensation claim
While it is possible to suffer food poisoning from something you eat at home, people also become affected by eating takeaways and restaurant meals. Of course, it is rare that anyone would become poorly through eating such meals, but it can happen. It may also potentially occur if you eat at a hotel or holiday resort where meals are provided.
In every case though, you have a chance to get severe food poisoning compensation if you can prove you were made ill by eating at a specific venue or by getting food from a specific location. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help as our lawyers can deal with food poisoning claims as well as those relating to accidents. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 – our advisors are friendly and well-trained and could have the answers you need to have to claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead