Food poisoning is a horrible affliction to get. While it generally resolves itself within a few days, the experience itself is nasty and makes you feel very ill indeed. You will certainly need to take time off while suffering from the symptoms, and this could potentially mean you are left out of pocket.
Time off work due to food poisoning will happen to most people with this condition. However while some companies do award sick pay, it doesn’t apply in every circumstance. For example while you may receive sick pay it could just be the legal minimum. If you are self-employed you certainly won’t be paid. This could lead to losses for your business that could be worrying.
What should you do?
It is important to make a note of how much time off work due to food poisoning you have to take. Even a day or two could result in a loss of money for you that could make a vast difference to how you manage financially. If you end up seeing your GP or have any expenses to pay as a result of your illness (such as prescriptions for example) make sure you retain proof of those expenses. It might assist you if you can make a compensation claim.
Of course you will only be able to make a claim of this nature if there is proof of negligence on the part of another person. For instance you may have eaten a contaminated takeaway. Perhaps you ate out at a restaurant with several other people and you all fell ill afterwards. This would help provide evidence of negligence that might help.
Recovering from food poisoning
While you will no doubt recover physically, your bank balance may have taken a dent through no fault of your own. If this is the case and you know someone else was to blame for your food poisoning, it is worth considering whether compensation may redress the balance for you.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier. We provide you with a free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 and this enquiry line is open right around the clock.
We might be able to take on your case and work towards a significant settlement. One call is the first step to finding out more about your individual situation today.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Food poisoning claims