Claiming compensation for illnesses
Although many people take legal action if they’ve sustained a physical injury, it can also be possible to make a compensation claim if you’ve contracted an illness. Of course, you still need to be able to show that you weren’t at fault, regardless of whether the subject of your claim is an illness or injury.
If you’re thinking about making a claim because you’ve been unwell, you may be most familiar with claims for industrial illness. Unfortunately, many people have become seriously ill as a result of dangerous working conditions and this has led to numerous compensation claims and pay-outs.
Whilst it is still possible to obtain compensation for industrial illnesses, there are other types of illness that can result in a claim too. Although people often don’t realise it, you can actually make a compensation claim if you’ve contracted poisoning of some sort.
Making food poisoning claims in Dial Post
Although unpleasant for everyone, contracting food poisoning can be more dangerous for some people than others. If your immune system is already compromised, for example, you could suffer complications as a result of a bout of food poisoning.
In some cases, poisoning can be potentially fatal so it’s important to seek medical help for this type of illness. If you’ve been made unwell after purchasing food from a company or have eaten at a restaurant, you may be able to make food poisoning claims in Dial Post.
Often, a claim relating to food poisoning will also launch an investigation into to the foot outlet in question. If they are found to be breaching health and safety guidelines, action will be taken and your food poisoning claims in Dial Post could potentially save lives.
Can you afford to make a compensation claim?
People tend to assume that making a compensation claim will be expensive but there’s no need to discount the idea of taking legal action because of your financial status.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re committed to helping our claimants on a no win no fee basis so you won’t have to worry about paying anything upfront when you make a claim with us. We may even be able to handle your claim over the phone so obtaining compensation could be easier than you think!
If you’ve become unwell or have been injured because of someone else, speak to our personal injury team today and find out how we can help you to obtain compensation. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown