In one particular food poisoning case our Solicitors represented a group of people who contracted Salmonella after eating at a restaurant in East London. More than 160 people were poisoned and one of them was hospitalised for nearly a month.
98% of our Personal Injury Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
The first step in claiming compensation on a 'No Win No Fee' basis, is to contact our Personal Injury Solicitors for a free consultation and provide the details about what happened, where and when the food poisoning took place.
A No Win No Fee Solicitor will then review your case based on the information that you provide, and we can help you understand whether or not you have a claim for food poisoning compensation.
We can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston and Wrexham.
The Consumer Protection Act 1987 makes it easier to claim compensation for food poisoning which happened in the UK. The Act says that the food retailer must sell a product which is free from harmful bacteria which could cause food poisoning. If you can establish the source of the food poisoning infection, then the law imposes a “strict liability” rule on the offending restaurant, shop or supplier. Unusually, you do not need to prove that anyone was negligent, only that:
You can sue any or all of the organisations listed below:
Claims can be difficult to pursue if the food poisoning bacteria have a long incubation period. But if you were one of large group who have been poisoned then your food poisoning claim will be easier to prove.
If you ate in different establishments in a short period of time then it may be difficult to identify the source of the infection that caused:
Repeated vomiting and diarrhoea from food poisoning can dehydrate a person rapidly. The elderly and the very young are at particular risk from serious injury due to dehydration. Urgent hospital treatment can be required for severe cases of infection.
More information can be found at the Food Standards Agency.
Environmental Health Officers handle complaints about food quality, hygiene and safety issues that have caused food poisoning. They will investigate allegations and prosecute the food establishment if there is sufficient evidence.
Environmental Health Officers can gather evidence quickly using their statutory powers. Such evidence may be vital to your food poisoning claim.
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).