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    Compensation for food poisoning causing vomiting


    No one enjoys being sick, but sometimes you can catch a nasty bug or get food poisoning that leads to this very event happening. Your body will try to expel the bug in whatever way it can, and since food poisoning can affect your entire digestive system, this can lead to being sick too.

    Food poisoning causing vomiting causes many people to stay off work for a couple of days at the very least. If you are affected you are unlikely to have the energy to do anything at all. You shouldn’t eat for around 24 hours and hopefully by the end of that time the worst will have passed. You may however wonder where you got the food poisoning to begin with.

    Can you prove food poisoning causing vomiting was caused by a food outlet?

    The majority of people who run restaurants and takeaways do an excellent job. There is a wide range of food safety laws in operation that ensure your well-being is always put first. There are potentially many ways in which food poisoning could be caused, but by following all the laws it should be easy enough to ensure this doesn’t happen.

    If you suspect your food poisoning was caused by eating food from a takeaway or restaurant, it might be worth alerting local food safety officers. By providing them with information they can inspect the premises to see if evidence backs up your claim. If this is so, you may have a better chance to claim compensation for your illness.

    Different types of food poisoning

    There are different bacteria that cause food poisoning in humans. Some are potentially worse than others and may affect some people more than others as well. For example the elderly or the very young may be more at risk from getting more severe symptoms. This can be particularly true if they become dehydrated.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has experienced many cases where people have come to us to ask whether compensation is a possibility. If you think you may have been made ill through eating out or getting a takeaway, call us today on our free 24/7 enquiry line at 0800 689 0500.

    It could be the one call that makes a difference if you fell ill within the last three years. Our experts may be able to put you in touch with one of our experienced compensation lawyers.

    Date Published: July 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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