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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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    Food poisoning compensation


    Food poisoning compensation

    Food poisoning is a fairly frequent complaint, and can be an extremely unpleasant experience. The symptoms range from vomiting, cramps, diarrhoea and stomach upsets to those that are far more serious – damage to the nervous system, paralysis, and in rare cases, death. If you have suffered from food poisoning and you feel you were not to blame, you could be entitled to claim food poisoning compensation.

    Luckily, most cases of food poisoning are not serious and the symptoms are relatively short-lived.

    Food poisoning compensation claims

    It is estimated that more than 5 million people in the UK suffer from food poisoning each year. Food poisoning is usually caused by contaminated food and drink, and because the appearance, smell and taste of the food may not change, contaminated food can be very hard to spot.

    Food tends to go bad when not kept in the right conditions – when there is too much warmth and moisture, bacteria can develop. The principal causes of food poisoning are Campylobacter, E.Coli and salmonella poisoning. It is also possible that the person serving the food has not taken responsibility to ensure that their hands are clean, or that the cutlery, crockery or cooker has been sanitised. In these circumstances, you may well be eligible to make a food poisoning compensation claim.

    Claim food poisoning compensation

    At Accident Advice Helpline we are extremely experienced in dealing with cases where there is a personal injury compensation claim to be made. When you have suffered from food poisoning, our team of  no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitors will make sure that you maximise the food poisoning compensation that is due to you.

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    Your food poisoning incident will need to have happened in the last 3 years though with this kind of incident it’s probably best not to leave it that long to make a claim. You will also need to have had medical attention for your food poisoning as medical evidence will be essential to build your case. Any other evidence you have to support the fact that you have suffered food poisoning will also help. This might include the statements of witnesses or photographs of the food you ate and where it was consumed.

    Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone or try our 30-second compensation calculator, which will give you a rough idea of how much you could claim. You can also submit a full claim online now.

    Date Published: 14th November 2011

    Author: David Brown

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