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Falling victim to an illness outbreak is an extremely unpleasant experience. The consequences can be severe and long term, especially in vulnerable groups like pregnant women, the very young and the elderly.

Hospitals, schools, shops and restaurants all have a responsibility to meet the hygiene standards that are put in place to avoid illness outbreaks. When these establishments cut corners and make mistakes, the public’s wellbeing is put at risk.

Expertise In Illness Outbreak Compensation Claims

If you’ve suffered from an illness as a result of poor hygiene standards, we have the knowledge and experience to get you the compensation you deserve.

We have dedicated teams of illness solicitors who specialise solely in cases involving:

We’re also experienced in claims involving contaminated water supplies. Councils and local authorities have an obligation to keep water features and pools clean, and neglect can lead to severe gastric illness. Our team has also acted for numerous people who were affected by the potentially deadly E.coli O157 disease after visiting a farmyard. 

How Irwin Mitchell Can Help With Your Claim

As one of the UK’s leading law firms, we have offices in fourteen major cities, so our experts can help you wherever you are. We’re committed to bringing illness compensation cases, whether on behalf of individuals or through large scale group claims.

Our lawyers will hold those responsible for the illness outbreak to account, gaining answers as to why it happened and assurances that it won’t happen again.

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For more information about making a food poisoning or illness compensation claim, call one of our advisers on 0800 056 4110. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.


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Illness Compensation Claims

  • Contaminated Water & Cryptosporidium Claims
    If you’ve suffered an illness after contact with contaminated water, we could help you make a No Win No Fee compensation claim
  • Food Poisoning Compensation Claims
    If you’ve suffered food poisoning as a result of poor hygiene standards, our specialist solicitors could help you claim the compensation you deserve.
  • Legionnaires' Disease Compensation Claims
    If you or a loved one has suffered from Legionnaires’ disease at home or abroad, our experienced solicitors could help you claim compensation.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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