If you suffer food poisoning at an event, restaurant, or from a takeaway in the UK, you may be entitled to compensation. We’re here to get you that compensation.

Food poisoning claims can compensate for any pain and suffering and pay for any treatment you needed because of your illness. If you needed time off work because of your illness, compensation could also make up for any lost earnings.

We have a wealth of experience in securing compensation in food poisoning claims. We know how to fight your case to get you every penny of compensation you deserve.

It’s quite common for more than one person to suffer food poisoning from the same place. If you know of anyone else who’s got sick because of poor catering at an event, a restaurant or takeaway, you could make a group claim. We’re very experienced in representing groups of people as well as individuals.

Food poisoning can sometimes cause life-changing illnesses that can stop you from working. You could also suffer psychological conditions like phobias of eating in restaurants. We’ve helped many clients who’ve had really serious conditions, so we know how debilitating it can be. We also know how to get the best settlement in serious cases.

If you have suffered food poisoning while on holiday you can visit our food poisoning abroad page for more information.

Our Support and Rehabilitation team are clinical specialists who can get you the help you need. Our relationships with local care homes, support groups, and charities means we can get you help that’s close by.

We also have an in-house team of financial advisors and planners. They’ll be able to advise you on how to make your compensation last for as long as you need it to.

To make a food poisoning claim, contact us today on 0808 231 1537. If you prefer, you can also contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where Am I Most Likely To Get Food Poisoning?

We’ve represented people who’ve been made ill by eating food from a wide range of places.

You could suffer food poisoning from any event where food is being handled, prepared, or served. Some of the places you’re most likely to get it include:

  • Restaurants
  • Takeaways
  • Hotels
  • Wedding venues
  • Festivals.

How Much Compensation Will I Get?

How much compensation you’ll get depends on how ill you became, for how long, and the nature of the illness.

If you needed time off work, we’ll fight to get you compensation for your loss of earnings. We’ll also be fighting to get you compensation for your pain and suffering, and to pay for any treatment you might need.

Claims can also be made for time spent by family, friends, or carers who needed to help you due to your illness.

If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lost their life to food poisoning, other issues will be considered.

Other issues to consider in these cases include:

  • Whether there are any dependants
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of pension
  • Loss of a job you enjoyed because of your illness
  • Any care and assistance needed
  • Treatment and therapies needed
  • Loss of years.

If any of the above issues are considered, you could get a much larger compensation amount.

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

Most of our personal injury claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if your case isn’t successful, you won’t need to pay anything.

If you wish to make a No Win No Fee claim, you’ll need to enter into an agreement that’s linked to a suitable insurance policy. We’ll talk to you about the conditions around No Win No Fee before we start working for you.

Find out more on our No Win No Fee page.

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