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It may potentially prove to be rather difficult to establish a compensation claim for food poisoning as the food poisoning could be the result of something consumed a number of days previously. This is one of the reasons that it is important to speak to a Bradford specialist as soon as possible as they will be able to explain the process and assess the claim at the outset. Our solicitors** have had great success with claims for compensation for those suffering from serious food poisoning, whether it be at home or whilst on holiday, with examples of common claims being those caused by Salmonella poisoning, E-Coli bacteria and Campylobacter. There are, of course, many other types of bacteria that can cause infections and food poisoning and it is not possible to provide a definitive list.
Compensation for Food Poisoning
Many food poisoning compensation claims will seek to reply on the Consumer Protection Act of 1987. This Act makes it clear that retailers must ensure that products sold do not contain harmful bacteria which may result in food poisoning. Therefore, it if can be shown that the food was unsafe and resulted in illness, there is likely to be compensation offered. Another cause of food poisoning claims relates to health and safety or environmental breaches.
Restaurants, hotels, suppliers or supermarkets must ensure that they meet strict guidelines and failure to comply with these will result in successful claims. Common examples include inadequate storage and insufficient procedures.
The amount of compensation payable as a result of a claim for food poisoning will be dependent on a number of factors, including the amount of pain and suffering and detrimental effects. The severity of food poisoning varies greatly, ranging from minor poisoning which can last a few days or weeks to more serious poisoning which can require hospital treatment and have longer lasting symptoms. In order to get an accurate figure of how much compensation you may be entitled to it is important that you speak to one of the Bradford solicitors** as soon as possible.
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