Food Poisoning Compensation Claims

Food poisoning is common, and symptoms can be extremely unpleasant. Usually, these symptoms only last a few days, so it’s not economically viable to instruct solicitors to pursue a compensation claim. If symptoms persist, however, as well as seeking expert medical advice, you should claim for compensation. Food poisoning can be extremely dangerous and, for the young or elderly, potentially fatal.

The Consumer Protection Act has made it easier to make a claim if it happened in the UK e.g. at a restaurant or from something you bought from a supermarket. It might still be difficult to be sure of the source of the food poisoning infection, but if you can then the law imposes a “strict liability” on the restaurant or shop. Unlike in other types of claims there is no need to prove they were negligent, only that the food was not safe, you have been made ill and the cause of the illness is the unsafe food.

Types of food poisoning

Food or drink infected with bacteria, parasites, viruses or chemicals, can cause food poisoning. The most common types of food poisoning include:

  • Botulism
  • Campylobacter
  • E Coli
  • Salmonella

How Tollers can help with Food Poisoning Claims

Tollers’ expert lawyers can provide clear, jargon-free advice on your food poisoning compensation claim, along with a no-obligation assessment of whether you have a reasonable chance of success. If we believe you do, we can help on a risk free ‘No Win No Fee’ basis.

We will explain the legal process clearly, including what we must prove for your claim to be successful. From then on, our specialist lawyers will ensure your food poisoning claim is progressed expertly, and we will achieve the best possible result for you.

Talk to Tollers

Contact our personal injury specialists to talk about your food poisoning compensation claim. We will give you pragmatic, expert advice to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

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