Salmonella Poisoning Compensation Claims
Salmonella is the collective name given to a group of bacteria which is the cause of food poisoning among humans. Salmonella is normally the result of food or water that is contaminated with germs, poisons or chemicals being consumed by humans. These microbes include one or a combination of viruses, bacteria and parasites.
This form of food poisoning will typically result in an infection which manifests in the human intestines. This will lead to the infected person experiencing severe discomfort and symptoms which include diarrhoea and sickness. These symptoms are the body’s way of trying to flush the poison out of its system.
There are approximately 2500 different strains of Salmonella that affect a large number of people throughout the UK, with some cases proving to be much more serious than others. To help prevent this there are an extensive range of government regulations that establishments serving food and drinks are required to adhere to. However, unfortunately some places do not follow these regulations as diligently as they should do. When this happens it puts the patrons of the establishment at risk of contracting different types of food poisoning.
If you have contracted salmonella poisoning as a result of the negligent behaviour of an establishment or an individual we are here for you. Our expert team of no win no fee solicitors can help you claim the salmonella poisoning compensation you could be entitled to. Contact our friendly team today for a no obligation discussion.
How Could I Have Contracted Salmonella Poisoning?
Though it is commonly located in foodstuffs, the salmonella bacteria can also be found in many animals. Similarly to humans the bacteria is to be found in the gut of both wild and farm animals. This will result in humans that consume food or drink products such as meat, eggs or milk from infected animals being at risk of contracting salmonella poisoning.
Salmonella can be prevented by following guidelines laid down by the Food Standard Agencies when cooking food. This is especially relevant in the case of meat products where cooking at the correct temperatures and for the right length of time significantly reduces any possibility of salmonella.
Food poisoning tends to be more common when travelling abroad as the rules and regulations around food hygiene are not always as stringent as here in the UK. Unfortunately this can result in tourists contracting various kinds of food poisoning including salmonella.
Here at Tylers we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of no win no fee legal services. This means our expert team possess the relevant qualifications and knowledge to assist you with your claim for salmonella poisoning compensation, whether it occurred at home or abroad.
One thing you need to be aware of is that claiming compensation abroad can be a complicated process. This is because the laws of the country concerned will not be the same as in the UK. This means the amount you can claim will be entirely dependent of the law of the particular country.
However one thing you can be assured of is the professionalism of our team of professional solicitors. For more information on how we can help you with your claim salmonella poisoning compensation, contact us direct now on 0800 699 0079.
What are The Most Common Symptoms of Salmonella?
If you contract Salmonella you are likely to experience a combination of symptoms including stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. If you become infected it normally takes between 12 and 72 hours for the symptoms to develop. These symptoms tend to last between four and seven days and the majority of people recover fully without the need for specialist treatment. However in more extreme cases where you feel seriously ill it is advisable to seek professional medical advice. This is because the dehydration that the body suffers as a result of food poisoning can in some cases lead to much more serious illness.
How Do I Make a Salmonella Compensation Claim?
When beginning a salmonella compensation claim the first thing to do is seek medical advice. This is because the production of medical reports is a pivotal part of any claim for salmonella compensation.
Following you medical diagnosis you have up to three years to contact our team and begin the process. If our team accepts your case, the process will begin, and we will keep you informed of all developments ensuring that you are fully aware of the status of your claim at all times.
Salmonella Food Poisoning Compensation Claims
The amounts of salmonella food poisoning compensation you receive will depend on a number of different factors. These include the severity of the illness, whether the impact it has on you is short or long term or the overall effect it has on your quality of life.
If you suffer from severe salmonella poisoning it can be extremely debilitating and seriously affect your quality of life. It may affect your ability to do your job and also have a negative impact on your day to day life. As a result if you find yourself with severe food poisoning through the negligence of a third party you could receive compensation:
Up To £46,040
Serious Short Lived Food Poisoning
If you contract food poisoning as a result of being sold or served infected products that makes you seriously ill for a short period of time you may be entitled to claim compensation. The amount may vary dependent on individual circumstances, however if you suffer serious short term food poisoning the compensation could be:
Up To £16,830
Significant Food Poisoning
Any form of food poisoning can be both painful and upsetting especially if was not of your own making. If you find yourself with significant food poisoning as a result of the actions of a retailer or hospitality establishment you could receive a compensation payment of:
Up To £8,360
Minor To Moderate Food Poisoning
Even a minor bout of food poisoning can cause severe discomfort to the person affected by it. As a result if you feel you have been the victim of food poisoning that resulted from negligent behaviour you may be able to claim a compensation amount of:
Up To £3,460
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Find More Information on Salmonella Compensation Claims?
For more information surrounding your salmonella compensation claim, you can contact Tyler’s Solicitors direct. When contacting Tyler’s Solicitors, we’ll be able to assess your claim alongside the circumstances in which your salmonella poisoning was contracted and advise you on the best way forward.
Adjacent to this, you can also contact the citizens advice bureau or trading standards for some generic information surrounding salmonella and the claiming process. If you would like to make a compensation claim for a Salmonella Poisoning case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!
How Long Do I Have to Start Salmonella Compensation Claims?
When you’re claiming compensation for Salmonella Compensation Claims, you have up to three years from the date of the incident to begin your claim. So long as you’ve started your no-win, no-fee Salmonella Compensation Claims within the three years, you may be able to claim compensation. In some cases, it can take up to two years to receive your compensation, so it is often worth starting your claim as early as possible.
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