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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming for food poisoning


    If you have been unlucky enough to contract a food poisoning illness, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation, depending on the cause of your illness and when it took place. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of personal injury experts who can guide you through the process of making a claim.

    When claiming for food poisoning is possible

    In most cases, you will be able to claim personal injury compensation if you have contracted a strain of food poisoning due to the negligence of another person. Whether you contracted the illness from eating out at a restaurant, from buying contaminated food from a shop, or from eating out at an event – you may be able to make a claim.

    Time limits

    There is currently a three-year time limit for making a food poisoning compensation claim, which means that you will need to set the ball rolling on your claim within three years to the day of contracting food poisoning, otherwise you will be unable to do so.

    Hiring a personal injury lawyer

    It is never a bad idea to hire a professional personal injury lawyer to assist you with making your food poisoning compensation claim. There are a number of reasons for doing so, the main one being that good personal injury lawyers have extensive training in making personal injury claims, and will already have a great deal of experience in handling food poisoning claims, which means they will be in the best position to build a solid case.

    The second reason why you should consider hiring an injury lawyer is for the convenience. If you do not want to spend your days filing paperwork, chasing up contacts and calling witnesses, then you will want to hire a professional, who will handle all of this for you.

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    Not only that, but it has been proven that a compensation claim is much more likely to be successful if it is undertaken and presented by a professional personal injury lawyer, than if the affected personal handles the claim alone.

    So, although it is not a requirement to have personal injury lawyer when claiming for food poisoning compensation on your behalf, it is certainly a good idea to do so, if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

    To find out more about hiring a personal injury lawyer and claiming for food poisoning, just call Accident Advice Helpline freephone on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from mobiles, and we will do our best to help you.

    Date Published: 13th August 2016

    Author: Lynne Bell

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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