Food poisoning in Birmingham Compensation Claims
If you have contracted food poisoning, you may be able to claim compensation. The level of compensation obviously depends on whether or not the illness is temporary or leads to a permanent or long-standing complaint. If you have been abroad on holiday and suffered from food poisoning or disease-related injury, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
Typical Levels of Compensation Awarded for Serious Food Poisoning Claims
Severe toxicosis leading to severe pain, diarrhoea, sickness & vomiting and fever. In most cases, there will have been a period of hospitalisation for weeks or months. There will also need to be ongoing symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome or incontinence and these will have had a detrimental effect on the life and work of the sufferer: £25,250 – £34,500
This level of compensation will be awarded for relatively brief, but serious, episodes of food poisoning. Vomiting and diarrhoea will pass over a period of 2-4 weeks, but there will be ongoing disturbance of bowel function and enjoyment of life. If the symptoms are more severe, the court may make an award between the top of this bracket and the bottom of the one above: £6,300 – £12,600
Food poisoning which causes significant discomfort, cramping, changes in bowel function and fatigue. There must also be hospitalisation for a few weeks but complete recovery within a few years: £2,600 – £6,300
These are the most minor cases. There will normally have been pain which lasts for a few weeks, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea: £600 – £2,600
Food Poisoning Lawyers for Birmingham
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 08000838358. If you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.