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What Is Norovirus?

Otherwise known as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus is one of the most common gastric illnesses in the UK. Its symptoms can be extremely unpleasant and last for several days. They can even cause long-term illnesses which have a major effect on your life.

Norovirus is extremely contagious. As a result, it can spread quickly throughout any kind of public space. There are several different ways you can catch this sickness. If you catch norovirus through someone else’s actions, particularly a business or a healthcare professional, then you may be able to claim compensation.

Norovirus is an illness which can quickly spread through hospitals and medical centres. If you’ve contracted this disease due to medical negligence, you’ll be able to make a claim against the facility responsible.

Over the years, the professional team at Tylers Solicitors has worked to help people from all walks of life get the compensation they need. If you’ve suffered following a norovirus infection, then our no-win, no-fee legal team are here to help. The compensation that you receive can help you to recover from the illness in comfort and reimburse you for the loss of wages.

What are the Symptoms of Norovirus?

Norovirus is a common gastro illness which affects thousands of people in the UK every year. Some of the most common symptoms that people suffer from include:

  • Nausea and Vomiting.
  • Abdominal Pain/Cramps.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Fevers.
  • Muscle Pains and Aches.
  • Malaise.

Can I Have Norovirus without Vomiting?

Although vomiting is one of the most common symptoms, it is possible to suffer the winter stomach bug without vomiting. You might suffer from any of these symptoms without the others or suffer from all of them at once.

Could I Have Mild Norovirus?

Some people react to norovirus more seriously than others. While there is no such thing as mild norovirus, your body may be better prepared to fight it. If you have milder symptoms than someone else, your immune system could simply be stronger.

What Causes Norovirus Claims?

Norovirus sicknesses are caused by norovirus bugs contaminating organic matter. These bugs are resilient and can survive both hot and cold temperatures. They can also resist most domestic disinfectants.

Is Norovirus Contagious?

Norovirus is extremely contagious and difficult to destroy. It can be obtained in a range of different ways, including:

  • Eating Contaminated Food.
  • Drinking Contaminated Water.
  • Being in Close Contact with Someone Infected by Norovirus.
  • Touching a Contaminated Surface.

Where Can I Catch Norovirus?

Norovirus can be obtained in practically any public space. This risk is made worse by a lack of hygiene within any area. Some of the most at-risk environments include:

  • Restaurants.
  • Nurseries and Schools.
  • Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Ships.
  • Nursing Homes and Hospitals.

How Can I Prevent Norovirus?

There are several ways you can prevent the spread of norovirus, including:

  • Stay Off Work Until the Symptoms Have Passed.
  • Wash Your Hands Frequently.
  • Disinfect Contaminated Surfaces.
  • Wash Infected Clothes and Bedding Separately.
  • Avoid Infected Food and Restaurants with Poor Hygiene.

When Does Norovirus Stop Being Contagious?

If you’ve been infected with norovirus, you are contagious from the second you start to feel ill. Some people can even be contagious once they’ve overcome the symptoms of the illness. Norovirus can also survive outside of the body for days.

How Long Does Norovirus Last?

The symptoms of norovirus can last for several days. It is extremely rare for norovirus symptoms to last for longer than a week. Despite the short sickness time, norovirus claims are important as the illness can cause long-term symptoms.

What Can I Eat with Norovirus?

When you suffer from norovirus, you need to make sure you keep your fluids high. Drinking more water and fruit juice can help to prevent dehydration. If you feel like eating, stick to plain foods like rice, pasta, soup and bread.

What’s the Difference Between Norovirus and the Flu?

It is common for people to mistake norovirus for influenza. Norovirus is often referred to as stomach flu, which adds to the compensation. The flu attacks your respiratory and immune systems, making you more vulnerable to illnesses like norovirus.

Can Norovirus Come Back?

It is possible to catch norovirus more than once. It is unlikely that you will catch the illness within a few weeks of recovering, as your immune system is already prepared. However, you can suffer from norovirus multiple times a year.

Why is Norovirus More Common Over Winter?

No one is certain why the virus is more common in Winter. It is possible that the virus finds it easier to spread in colder weather. Perhaps, because people spend more time indoors over winter, this increases the bug’s opportunity to spread.

Is Norovirus Fatal?

Norovirus can only be terminal in extremely rare cases. If norovirus attacks the elderly, the young or those with severely weakened immune systems, it can cause death. Norovirus claims are extremely important, whether there has been a death or not.

Can Norovirus Have Long-Term Effects?

Although the illness will only last for a few days, it can cause a great deal of damage in that time. In some cases, people are left with intermittent cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which can last for years.

Is it Possible for My Pets to Catch Norovirus?

Dogs and cats have their own versions of norovirus. Norovirus can survive in pets, but there is no evidence to suggest that the illness will affect them. It is possible for pets to act as carriers for norovirus, without becoming ill.

Can I Make Norovirus Claims for Compensation?

Yes, you can. If you can prove that you received norovirus from a business or medical space, you can claim for compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you through our no-win, no-fee norovirus claims.

How Much Could I Receive for Norovirus Claims in the UK?

If you’ve contracted norovirus and it wasn’t your fault, get in touch with the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors. You could be entitled to compensation from the person or business responsible. Our no-win, no-fee clinical negligence team can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life.

Norovirus claims can be essential when it comes to receiving justice if you have contracted norovirus due to another’s negligence. Failing to keep schools, hospitals and restaurants clean can cause a whole range of illnesses, including norovirus. By making norovirus claims, you can encourage these facilities to improve on their standards. This will help to create safer and more comfortable environments for future students, patients and diners.

Why Should I Choose Tylers for My No-Win, No-Fee Norovirus Compensation Claims?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of industry-leading, no-win, no-fee lawyers will help you to get the compensation you deserve. We will take over your norovirus claims, allowing you to focus on recovering from any long-lasting health impacts. Whether you’ve suffered norovirus following an unhygienic restaurant visit, a poorly controlled class room attendance or as a hospital acquired illness, our team are here for you. It is also possible to make norovirus claims against a holiday resort or cruise, if they have failed to protect you from contagious diseases.

The amount of compensation that you will receive following no-win, no-fee personal injury norovirus claims will depend on the suffering you have undergone. You will be able to make norovirus claims for the injuries that you have received, in addition to the loss of wages while you recover.

Type of Injury Description Compensation Amount
Short-Term Norovirus with Temporary Symptoms. Norovirus which only last a couple of days, with no-long term side effects. £525 to £1,000
Full-Term Norovirus with Temporary Symptoms. Norovirus which lasts up to a week before recovery. £1,000 to £1,250
Norovirus Contracted on a Cruise. Contracting norovirus while on board a cruise or in a holiday resort. £1,250 to £1,500 plus a full/ partial refund for the cruise/holiday
Norovirus Contracted in a Hospital. Suffering from norovirus in a private or NHS hospital because of poor hygiene or contamination. £1,250 to £1,860
Norovirus Causing Long-Term Health Effects Norovirus causing long-term health issues, such as: £1,860 to £3,520

What Kinds of Norovirus Claims Can I Get Compensation For?

So long as there is evidence that another party is responsible for your contraction of norovirus, you’ll be able to make a claim. Our no-win, no-fee legal specialists can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. If you, or your children, have contracted norovirus in any of the following ways, you will be able to make norovirus claims:

  • In a Private or NHS Hospital.
  • On board a Cruise, Ferry or Airplane.
  • While staying at a hotel or holiday resort.
  • While eating in a restaurant.
  • Attending school or nursery.
  • In an unhygienic workplace.

Can Tylers Deal With My Norovirus Claims for Compensation?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our lawyers have extensive experience when it comes to norovirus claims. We can help you to get the compensation that you deserve to help you recover from your illness. Our team can provide a range of no-win, no-fee legal services, including norovirus claims, to make sure you get the money and the justice that you need.

Norovirus can not only be unpleasant to deal with, it can also result in a range of long-term health complications. Whether you’ve contracted the illness from a medical facility, a restaurant or holiday destination, you may be able to claim directly for your suffering.

For more information on the wide range of norovirus claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We can deliver no-win, no-fee legal services across the UK. You can get in touch with one of our experts by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can send any questions or concerns that you might have via our simple online contact form.

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