Norovirus is one of the UK’s most common stomach bugs, also known as ‘winter vomiting bug’ as it’s most common in winter. The virus causes projectile vomiting and diarrhoea, but symptoms usually resolve themselves in a few days and you should stay at home, rest and drink plenty of fluids until you feel better. Norovirus spreads easily through contact and so it’s possible to contract it in a busy place such as in a school, hospital or nursing home.
Proper hygiene such as regular hand washing and disinfecting of surfaces and objects can help prevent its spread, but you could even contract Norovirus from eating contaminated food. If you’ve been struck down by winter vomiting bug whilst spending time in hospital or at a school, you could get norovirus compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
Do you deserve compensation?
Whilst most cases of Norovirus clear up quickly without medical treatment, you will still need to take some time off work if you’ve been affected. This can lead to loss of earnings, and for those already in hospital being treated for other conditions, the impact of Norovirus could be more serious. Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve if this has happened to you – after all, you’re not to blame.
You can get Norovirus compensation advice within three years, but don’t wait around too long or you could miss the opportunity to make a claim. Norovirus symptoms can be unpleasant and leave you feeling unwell for several days, so it’s important to rest, drink plenty of fluids and take paracetamol for aches and pains. When you’re starting to feel better, it’s a good idea to explore your options to see if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has been offering norovirus compensation advice to members of the public since 2000 – we specialise in personal injury law. Our professional personal injury lawyers provide confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether or not to go ahead with a claim.
So if you’ve contracted Norovirus after a stay in hospital, or if an elderly relative has been struck down with Norovirus in a nursing home, why not pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, to find out if you’re eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee claim? Our phone line is open 24/7, so you can call us at any time.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton