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 the illness is temporary or leads to a permanent or long-term complaint. Whether you were in Birmingham, or 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 can lead to severe pain, diarrhoea, nausea, 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. These types of poisoning can see compensation between £25,250 – £34,500

The award will decline in value for relatively brief, but still 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

For the most minor cases, with will normally pain which lasts for a few weeks, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhoea, you could expect between £600 – £2,600

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