There are many reasons why people choose to claim compensation; sometimes their injuries impact so heavily on their lives that they are considered ‘life-changing’, a term which means that life, as that person once knew it, will never be the same again.
Compensation claims are heavily associated with physical and emotional injuries, such as being thrown from your bicycle and suffering flash backs to this traumatic event. But, along with our lawyers, we help claimants put forward cases for compensation claims relating to other injuries.
Food poisoning is common in its lesser extent; a ‘dicky tummy’ that soon puts itself right. But there are other cases of food poisoning where the person in question has had more than a few days off work, after eating out and ‘not feeling right’.
In cases where the food poisoning is bacterial based for example, the person may have been incredibly ill, needing hospital in-patient treatment. Likewise, some people are left with permanent damage, with the bacteria having weakened the bladder or kidney functions, for example.
In severe cases of bacterial food poisoning, our lawyers may be able to help:
- All compensation claims must be based on the fact that someone else is responsible for your injury and this is no different with compensation claims for food poisoning. In some instances, it may be possible to prove that as a direct result of food not being kept, cooked or handled correctly that not only was bacteria encouraged to grow, but was actually ‘added’ to the food that started the whole process. For those people that our lawyers have already helped with compensation claims for food poisoning, tests completed at the hospital may have proved this link, with specific bacteria identified, such as E-Coli.
- Likewise, in order to claim for compensation linked to food poisoning, you must have attended a medical professional and, in severe cases, their stay in hospital for treatment will form part of their claim. Simply staying at home and diagnosing yourself is not a course of action suitable for any compensation claim!
- And finally, there are time limits for all compensation claims. In this case, claims for food poisoning will fall within the three year deadline from the date you believed or know you contracted food poisoning from a café, shop, abattoir or other food service outlet
Looking for a lawyer in Mannings Heath?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Mannings Heath working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Mannings Heath or anyway make us your first point of call.
Claiming compensation can make all the difference to your world if it has been changed beyond all recognition by something that was not your fault; call AAH for advice on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get the very best help from our lawyers.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown