Anyone who has ever suffered from food poisoning will be all too aware of how unpleasant it can be. It can leave you bed bound and feeling awful for days or, in more severe cases, weeks and months.

It is also one of the most common types of personal injury compensation claim and here at Manners Pimblett we are experts in getting our clients maximum compensation for the suffering they have endured.

Read on to find our more about the symptoms and your rights when it comes to placing a food poisoning compensation claim.

How do I know if I've definitely had food poisoning?

Although a number of food poisoning symptoms are similar to those experienced with a lot of other illnesses, it is important you know what to look out for. Symptoms of food poisoning include:

As mentioned above, these symptoms are not specific to food poisoning, so it is essential you seek clarification from a doctor - keep the medical reports and document everything you can.

So how does the law protect me against food poisoning?

The Food Safety Act 1990 states that all suppliers (including non-profit organisations) must conform with the stated health and safety regulations to ensure all food produced and supplied is not a risk to consumers.

Under the terms of the act, food is illegal and must not be sold if :

If you think you have been infected by a supplier or in a restaurant, then you should contact the Environmental Health Officer. They will then be able to investigate and take action against the outlet in question. Having an environmental health officer's report will also greatly assist you in any compensation claim you make.

I have suffered from food poisoning, what do I need to know in order to make a claim?

As is the case with all personal injury compensation claims, is it essential you obtain medical evidence of your misfortune - in the case of food poisoning you also will need detailed expert evidence documenting that your illness was caused by exposure to a toxic substance.

You must also prove in a court of law that the person or organisation you are making a claim against neglected a duty of care. That is where we come in.

At Manners Pimblett we have a proved track record of dealing with such cases. We promise to handle your claim in a sensitive and professional manner. So if you think you may have suffered foot poisoning at the fault of another, fill in the contact form below and one of our experts will contact you to quickly and easily decipher whether or not you may have a valid compensation claim.

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