Compensation for food poisoning

Cases of food poisoning are very unpleasant and cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. When you buy food from a restaurant or other food retailer, you trust that what you have been given is safe to eat. If they have caused you to be ill as a result of their negligence, you may be able to make a food poisoning compensation claim.

You can make a claim for food poisoning both in the UK and abroad if you had food poisoning on a package holiday.

The law on this issue is complex. If you believe that you have suffered food poisoning it is important to visit your GP straight away, who will run tests to diagnose your illness. A confirmed diagnosis will help if you decide to pursue a claim for compensation.

If a GP or hospital believes that food poisoning has occurred at a restaurant, they must report it to the local Environmental Health Department. If you do not go to a GP or hospital you should report the case to the local Environmental Health Department yourself.

The Environmental Health Department will then visit the food retailer and prepare a report. As well as hopefully preventing further occurrences, these reports can also be helpful as evidence in this type of case, and can assist in proving negligence and/or breach of statutory duty.

How we can help with your food poisoning compensation claim

Nelsons has a team of expert personal injury solicitors who have extensive experience in food poisoning compensation claims against restaurants and food retailers. We have assisted many clients who have suffered food poisoning such as E-Coli, Gastroenteritis, Salmonella and Clostridium as a result of poor food quality, procedures or hygiene.

We offer:

  • No win, no fee services
  • A friendly team of experts

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