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Our Solicitors secured compensation for multiple claimants after the E. coli outbreak at Godstone Farm in Surrey, where over 70 children contracted E. coli. If you or a family member has been affected by E. coli call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. When you contact Slater and Gordon and provide the details of what happened, where and when the E. coli incident took place; we can determine whether or not you have a claim for compensation.
98% of our Personal Injury Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
You can claim compensation for E. coli poisoning when it can be established that it was caused by a failure to adequately prevent E. coli from being passed on to other people. Compensation can be paid for pain and suffering caused by the illness and any losses, expenses, care or medical treatment needed.
In some cases E. coli can cause very serious, lasting effects. In a previous case £2.6million compensation was paid to a child who suffered brain injury as a result of contracting E. coli poisoning. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been infected it is important to seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Expert Slater and Gordon Lawyer Richard Geraghty commented about the E. coli outbreak at Godstone Farm:
"The farm has a duty to take reasonable care to ensure that its premises are safe. E. coli can be caused by contact with animals and is a known risk associated with petting zoos and farms. Farms, such as Godstone, should have in place adequate precautions to prevent outbreaks. Measures such as hand washing facilities and preventing exposure to animal faeces should be taken.
When cases of E. coli occur in these places the farms are required to report them. Here, clearly, there were issues about when the first cases were reported to the Health Protection Agency and the subsequent advice given to the farm. It seems that several E. coli cases had been identified some time before the farm was closed to the public."
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).