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Causes of food poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by the following:

  • Salmonella
  • E Coli
  • Listeria
  • Hepatitis A Virus
  • Clostridium Botulivium
  • Campylobacter
  • Norovirus
  • Shigella

What you need to be able to prove for a food poisoning claim

If you can establish the source of where you picked up infection from food poisoning, the Consumer Protection Act stipulates that you need to be able to prove the following:

  • The food that you ate contained bacteria that caused your food poisoning
  • You have symptoms that are a direct result of food poisoning

What are classed as symptoms of food poisoning?

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache/cramps
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Exhaustion

CHECKLIST – things you need to claim for food poisoning

  • See a doctor – gain proof that you are actually suffering from food poisoning
  • Contact your local Environmental Health Office, so that someone with authority can gather evidence for you
  • Make a note of everything that you ate and where it was from during the last 24 hours
  • If you still have the food that you suspect gave you food poisoning, keep its packaging and if there’s any of the food left, freeze it to preserve it as proof
  • Take photos/video footage of any evidence of poor hygiene from where you ate/purchased the food
  • Obtain witnesses to back up the fact that you are suffering from food poisoning, especially if anyone else appears to be suffering from the same symptoms as you
  • If you’re on holiday when you are infected with food poisoning, make an official complaint to the manager of the hotel that you are staying at and ask for both them and your tour operator to confirm in writing that they have received your complaint

Can you claim for food poisoning if it happened abroad?

Yes, we have recovered thousands of pounds in compensation for individuals who have suffered food poisoning both at home and abroad.  It doesn’t matter where in the world your holiday takes place; British law will cover you providing that the holiday has been booked in the UK as a package.

Do you have a claim for food poisoning?

If you or anyone you know has suffered from symptoms of food poisoning including diarrhoea you should contact us without further delay.  We deal with all cases on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis, and the full process will be explained by our expert lawyers in detail to you.

You can book an appointment with us or call us today to speak to a personal injury solicitor.

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