Food Poisoning Compensation Claims in Bolton
Our specialist solicitors can help you today if you have been the victim of food poisoning. We help Bolton residents and workers claim for compensation and have very high success rates. Because we work on a no win no fee* agreement it means any food poisoning claim that you make will be of low financial risk to you.
To find out more about how we work call us today. With one quick phone call you can get a free consultation with our team to find out what your rights to compensation for food poisoning are.
Level of compensation awarded for food poisoning claims
The levels of compensation you might be able to expect are as follows:
- £25,250 – £34,500
Severe toxicosis leading to severe pain, diarrhoea, sickness & vomiting and fever. In most cases, there will have been a period of hospitalisation for weeks or months. There will also need to be ongoing symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome or incontinence and these will have had a detrimental effect on the life and work of the sufferer.
- £6,300 – £12,600
This level of compensation will be awarded for relatively brief, but serious, episodes of food poisoning. Vomiting and diarrhoea will pass over a period of 2-4 weeks, but there will be ongoing disturbance of bowel function and enjoyment of life. If the symptoms are more severe, the court may make an award between the top of this bracket and the bottom of the one above.
- £2,600 – £6,300
Food poisoning which causes significant discomfort, cramping, changes in bowel function and fatigue. There must also be hospitalisation for a few weeks but complete recovery within a few years.
- £600 – £2,600
These are the most minor cases. There will normally have been pain which lasts for a few weeks, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea.
How to Make a Food Poisoning Claim in Bolton
Our solicitors and lawyers are able to help people in Bolton win compensation for food poisoning no matter where it occurred. It could be that you became ill whilst on holiday, or in the UK.
The typical food poisoning illnesses that our clients report include Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, Hepatitis A virus & E. Coli. The types of places where food poisoning can occur are:
- Restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets
- Cruise ships, hotels, and holidays
- Festivals, nightclubs, and fast food vans
- Food producers and importers
- Supermarkets, stores, and shops
In the UK, The Consumer Protection Act of 1987 now means it is a lot easier than ever before to make successful food poisoning compensation claims in Bolton. The government act states that food outlets and retailers must sell products that are free from bacteria.
What We Will Need to Do
If we are able to establish that you were made ill by a certain food source then we can act on the strict liability ruling against the restaurant, hotel, shop, or supplier.
As solicitors we don’t need to prove that the third party was negligent, instead we simply need to prove that:
- the food was un-safe and had was contaminated with bacteria
- you have become ill due to food poisoning
- the reason you became ill was the food
Food Poisoning Claims – What You Need to Do
If you believe that you are suffering from food poisoning then we would recommend that you take the following actions in order to keep yourself safe, and also to help support with your food poisoning claim.
- Make sure that you get seen by a doctor
- Contact your local Environmental Health Department
- Don’t go to work or public places for 48 hours until it has cleared
- Make a list of all items you ate in the previous 24 hours
- Keep the offending food if possible as evidence including packaging
- Keep any receipts for the food or drink that you bought
- Get details of any witnesses to the incident
- Medical evidence from a gastroenterologist will be required to prove your illness
Get Started and Make a Claim Today
If you would like to get started, then please call us today. Our Bolton number is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We take cases of food poisoning very seriously and our solicitors will fight tirelessly to ensure you get the justice that you deserve. Call 01204354078 for a free consultation.