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.
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Common questions about Food poisoning lawyers
The most common symptoms include:
- diarrhoea (or diarrhea)
- abdominal pain
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.
- 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.
The company or person at fault for your poisoning usually won’t pay out of their own pocket.
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.
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.
A lawyer will be able to give you a good indication once they know about more about your case.
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.
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.
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.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law in:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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