If you have ever suffered from food poisoning then you’ll know just how unpleasant it can be. Food poisoning can spread rapidly due to poor food hygiene practices, and food poisoning outbreaks are not uncommon. If you have been the victim of an outbreak, either in the UK or whilst on a package holiday abroad (booked with a UK tour operator or company) then you could find yourself eligible to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses, provided it hasn’t been more than three years since the outbreak.
How do food poisoning outbreaks happen?
Food poisoning is generally the result of poor food hygiene – for example staff in the kitchen of a restaurant failing to wash their hands or preparing food on a dirty work surface. It can also be caused by cross-contamination between cooked and raw meat or fish or by failing to cook meat or fish properly, which can lead to bacteria causing food poisoning outbreaks. It’s often the case that if one person comes down with food poisoning, others will be affected too, which is why it’s a good idea to report your food poisoning to the restaurant or café you ate at, to let them know what has happened.
This could prevent others from becoming ill too, and you’ll have this evidence if you decide to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. You could find you are eligible to be compensated not only for the food poisoning suffering but also for your financial losses, so if you have taken time off work to recover, you could be compensated for your lost wages.
How much compensation could you get?
Accident Advice Helpline handles claims on an individual basis, which means we can’t say for sure how much compensation you could be entitled to. But you could take the 30-second test on our website to get an idea right now of how much your personal injury settlement could be. Many people don’t realise they’re eligible to claim compensation after suffering food poisoning, but you could be entitled to a substantial settlement, depending on what has happened.
To find out more about the claims process or get answers to your questions, you can call us for confidential, no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today. You really have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us to see if you have a viable claim.