If you are suffering from a case of food poisoning and are extremely sick, you may be eligible for a compensation claim under public liability law.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
Food poisoning or Salmonella poisoning symptoms can vary depending on how you’ve been infected.
The most common symptoms include:
- diarrhoea (or diarrhea)
- abdominal pain
Do I have a food poisoning claim?
Whether or not you have a food poisoning compensation claim depends on a number of factors, such as how severe your sickness is and the impact it has had on your life.
If you are experiencing persistent symptoms after food poisoning, and you believe your illness was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be able to make a public liability claim.
To help you make a successful claim, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as possible after the incident.
The below video provides a simple guide to the compensation legal process so you know what to expect when you bring a claim for compensation.
How food poisoning compensation is calculated
Depending on the nature of your food poisoning claim, in most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the poisoning, and your actual life path since the poisoning.