Most Common Poisoning and Illness Claims
There are various types of poisoning and illness injuries. Our solicitors are here to help you with your claim. If you've been made ill as a result of someone else's negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
Most common poisoning and illness claims
There are various types of poisoning and illness injuries: reactions to food allergies, carbon monoxide poisoning, water contamination, reactions to harmful substances. Our solicitors are experts in helping individuals claiming compensation for their poisoning injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045.
The Consumer Protection Act 1987 should guarantee you that all the food you buy is safe to eat and there are several laws and legislations that need to be followed to fulfil food hygiene standards. If food hygiene standards are not met, food poisoning of the consumer is a common consequence and a criminal offence. Find out more about food poisoning claims.
Unfortunately, many of us suffer from intolerances towards certain foods, such as:
- Milk and eggs
Some of these allergies can cause life-threatening conditions, such as:
- Digestive problems
- Rashes and other skin conditions
- Infection and damage of inner organs
This is why people with intolerances pay close attention to the labels and inform restaurant staff of any allergies they have. If the information you receive is incorrect and you have an allergic reaction which causes you injury, you may be able to claim compensation. Find out more about food poisoning claims.
Defective supplements and harmful substances
A glass splitter in your salad, a supplement with harmful substances, an overdue product - there are all sorts of ways your product can be defective and lead to serious injuries or illnesses.
Many of us use lifestyle supplements to provide our body with supplemental nutrients. These products are usually promoted in connection with a healthy, energetic lifestyle, a balanced diet, muscle building or weight loss effects. However, many products make false promises and the incorrect consumption can even harm your health. Find out more about defective product claims.
Depending on the bacteria, you don't even need to drink the water to get infected, skin contact, for example in the shower or in a lake with contaminated water can be enough.
The two most common cases for water contamination are:
- Cryptosporidium: found in swimming pools or in a restaurant with insufficient hygiene standards. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and high temperature.
- Legionella: develop in water between 20 and 45 °C. Usually found in faulty boilers which don't heat the water above 60 °C. Symptoms include high temperature, coughing, muscle pains and headaches. The disease has to be treated with antibiotics.
Find out more about contaminated water claims.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen in various places such as your motorhome, your houseboat and even your kitchen. Because all fuel burning appliances create carbon monoxide during the burning process, it is important to use them only in well-ventilated areas and have a carbon monoxide alarm installed.
Missing alarms, incomplete safety checks and bad maintenance of your appliance can have fatal consequences. Learn more about a carbon monoxide claim.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can occur in the lining of the lungs. It's caused by being exposed to asbestos dust and breathing in the fibres. Because asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma typically take up to 20 years to develop, current cases usually reflect the legacy of past working conditions. To find out more about mesothelioma, we refer you to the informativeNHS website.
Today, you can still be exposed to asbestos since it can still be present in old buildings. You are at risk if you:
- live in a building which contains asbestos.
- work in a building which contains asbestos.
- work on a construction or demolition site with asbestos, e.g. as a builder, carpenter or roofing contractor.
- are exposed to asbestos because you handle contaminated materials, e.g. clothes.
- work abroad, in a country where asbestos is still legal.
Find out more about mesothelioma claims.
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