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This article was published on July 26th, 2022
Food poisoning is unpleasant, but in most cases, it doesn’t lead to long-term health implications, and with sensible eating habits, you are likely to return to normal fairly quickly. However, food poisoning can also have longer-term effects for some people. If you have suffered food poisoning as a result of the negligence of a restaurant, cafe, hotel or supermarket, you could be entitled to compensation.
Food poisoning is generally caused by eating food that is contaminated. This can happen for a variety of reasons including if food is not cooked properly, not reheated thoroughly or if it has not been stored properly.
Establishments that serve food have a duty of care to their customers and they must follow the rules about food safety in The Consumer Protection Act 1987. If you have suffered food poisoning because the establishment has been negligent then you may be entitled to compensation.
Food poisoning compensation claims can be complex because you will need to prove that it was caused by negligence. If you believe you have suffered food poisoning you must start obtaining evidence as soon as possible. The steps you should take include:
The amount of compensation that you will be entitled to as a result of a food poisoning compensation claim will vary depending on the severity of the food poisoning and the pain and suffering that has occurred as a result. For example, if your food poisoning has been severe and led to the loss of earnings due to being unable to work, or, it has left you will long-term health issues, you could receive a substantial amount of compensation.
Making a food poisoning claim can be a complex process due to the evidence that is needed in order to receive compensation. Therefore, it is important to choose a solicitor that is a specialist in this area of law. Here are Thorneycroft Solicitors, we have a team of expert personal injury solicitors that have dealt with a range of complex claims including food poisoning claims.
We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your personal injury claim. To speak to a member of our specialist team call 0800 1979345 or fill out our simple enquiry form and we will arrange a call at a time that suits you.