Holiday food poisoning
The most common forms of food poisoning are E-Coli and Salmonella; fortunately most cases result in mild forms, those that you can recover from within a few days, however some cases do present more serious symptoms. It is quite common for a group of people to experience food poisoning after dining in the same establishment. Negligence in preparing your food correctly resulting in food poisoning abroad is not acceptable and we can help you to claim compensation for your illness.
Shires Law can help you with your food poisoning abroad claim, we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
The cause of most food poisoning cases include:
- Failure to prepare food properly
- Undercooked food
- Food not stored in a hygienic manner
Common symptoms that can arise from failure to provide safe food include:
Some cases can result in more serious ailments,if you would like more advice on your specific predicament then our consultants can provide an initial assessment of your personal circumstances.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
Awards for compensation vary depending upon how serious the case of holiday food poisoning you experienced. During an initial assessment our lawyers, experts in food poisoning abroad cases, will be able to give you a better idea of the kind of compensation you may be liable to receive. As a guide, a case considered mild, mainly comprising of stomach cramps and diarrhoea may be rewarded with approximately £600, whereas a more severe case that caused significant discomfort and possibly hospitalisation may receive in the region of £2,000 to £6,000.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
Holiday food poisoning cases can be processed fairly quickly where the restaurant or hotel admits liability, however the process may be lengthened if the establishment chooses to fight the case. It is impossible to give a guarantee of an exact time frame, but rest assured that our lawyers will do everything they can to make sure your food poisoning abroad case is closed in as time efficient a manner as possible.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
We can help you with your food poisoning abroad claim; our advisors are on hand to talk to you by calling 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- Seek medical help, this may be hard when you’re abroad but an initial medical assessment will go a long way to helping your case
- In more serious cases it may be a good idea to obtain a stool sample
- Place a report with The Environmental Health Department
- Keep all receipts for food and if possible obtain witnesses
If physiotherapy or rehabilitation is required due to your food poisoning incident, we can provide you with an Immediate Needs Assessment and make sure you receive the required rehabilitation quickly and on a private basis.