In your state, you are required to confirm you wish to access this information. Please enter 'QLD' or 'WA' in the field below to continue.

No thanks

Food poisoning lawyers

If you are suffering from a case of food poisoning and are extremely sick, it’s possible you may be eligible to a compensation claim under public liability law.

Shine Lawyers are food poisoning compensation claim experts, who can advise you of your rights, and help you start a claim.

The food poisoning compensation claims legal process

Food poisoning or Salmonella cases typically fall under the area of public liability law, a highly specialised area of law for which Shine Lawyers are experts. No two food poisoning cases are the same, however the below image gives a good indication of how someone moves through the compensation legal process with Shine Lawyers.

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.

Food poisoning and contamination cases

Chin Chins Chinese Restaurant Food Poisoning Case - Springwood, Queensland

Frozen berries Hepatitis A link - Australia

Grocer and Grind Food Poisoning Case - Gold Coast, Queensland

Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Food poisoning lawyers

Food poisoning or Salmonella poisoning symptoms can vary depending on how you’ve been infected.

The most common symptoms include:
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea (or diarrhea)
  • fever
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
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.

Without knowing the facts of your particular situation it is hard to give you an idea of your ability to make a claim. A food poisoning lawyer will be able to let you know quickly and easily, once they know more about your situation.
Food poisoning compensation claims generally fall under public liability law, which means your lawyer generally has to prove:
  • That the person or company at fault owed you a duty of care – they had an obligation to take measures to prevent harm.
  • The person or company failed to take this duty of care.
  • As a result, you were hurt and suffered loss.


A lawyer will be able to explain what this means in more detail once they know the facts of your situation.
Following a successful claim, it’s typically the insurance company of the person or business at fault that will pay you the compensation.

The company or person at fault for your poisoning usually won’t pay out of their own pocket.
No two food poisoning or Salmonella cases are the same, because the impact on your life can be vastly different to the impact on another person who suffered the same poisoning.

Typically, compensation can be claimed for:
  • Past and Future medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment or quality of life
  • Care and help provided by friends, family, or any other individual.


A lawyer will be able to tell you what you’re likely to be able to claim and how much you’re entitled to.
The amount of compensation you are entitled to really depends on a number of factors, such as the extent of your sickness and the impact it has had on your life.

Once a lawyer knows a bit more about your situation they should be able to give you a good indication of how much you could expect.
How long a claim takes can differ depending on the extent of your suffering and facts of the case. Complex cases can take many months to resolve – it just depends on the situation.

A lawyer will be able to give you a good indication once they know about more about your case.
Under public liability law in Australia, time limits for bringing forward a food poisoning claim vary from state to state.

It’s very important you seek legal help as soon as possible after your food poisoning, otherwise you may forgo your right to make a claim.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis for all food poisoning cases, so you’ll only pay our fee if we win your case at the end of the claim.

Our costs depend on the amount of work required to resolve your claim, and every food poisoning case is different. A lawyer will be able to advise you of the costs associated once they know a little bit more about your situation.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

Most people making food poisoning compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Shine Lawyers have food poisoning compensation experts throughout Australia. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

Victoria

New South Wales

Queensland

Western Australia
Shine Lawyers have expert No Win No Fee lawyers that can help you determine your rights and ability to bring forward a claim a food poisoning claim for compensation. The below links contain further information about your legal options.

Why choose Shine?
Client stories
Our history
Meet the team

Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in:

VIC
food poisoning lawyers Victoria

Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne

NSW
food poisoning New South Wales

Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool

Queensland

food poisoning lawyers queensland

Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

Latest from the blog

Be here for the holidays: Stay safe at work
November 24, 2017

Be here for the holidays: Stay safe at work

For most of us, Christmas is a time to take a break from the pressures of work and relax with family. Sadly, for some Australians it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year. According to WorkSafe Victoria, nearly 25% of workplace fatalities occur in the lead-up to Christmas as bosses and employees […]

Read more
Five important legal tips for those living with ABI

Five important legal tips for those living with ABI

Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to understanding your legal rights and entitlements. Here are 5 quick legal tips that you as a professional, carer, or an individual with care needs due to a brain injury should be aware of. 1) Compulsory household insurance for workers If an individual employs a household worker, such […]

Read more
Barbara Petrie’s story
November 23, 2017

Barbara Petrie’s story

Fifty-two year-old Brisbane mother, Barbara Petrie just wanted to get back in shape. Looking to get fit and healthy, she signed up to her local gym. What she got instead, was a lifetime of pain, fear and dependence. “They’ve taken my health, they’ve taken my freedom and they’ve taken my piece of mind.” When Barbara […]

Read more
See more from the blog

Enquire now

Meet the Shine team

Meet the Shine team

We recruit experts that are not only very good at getting the best outcome for you, but who are also passionate about making the legal process as easy and as uncomplicated as possible.

Read more

Call Us Now

Our friendly consultants are available to talk Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 6:00pm AEST.

1800 618 851

Live Chat

Chat with Shine Lawyers through the livechat system without leaving your computer. No downloading, completely private and best of all - its easy to use.

Start a live chat now

Enquire Now

Enquire now