How Much Compensation For Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning occurs when an individual consumes poorly prepared, uncooked or contaminated food.
While some people may suffer from minor food poisoning symptoms, others could experience debilitating effects for the rest of their lives. If you have suffered food poisoning because of the negligence of a restaurant, cafe, hotel or supermarket, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
While every case is different and it is impossible to value a potential claim without knowing more about the individual circumstances. However, the figures below will give you an idea of the amount you could receive.
- £27,450 up to £37,500 is the range of compensation you will receive if you have been diagnosed with severe food poisoning which has induced significant pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids. This will also be the bracket for those who have been unable to work as a result of their symptoms.
- If symptoms are serious but short-lived and include discomfort of bowels and a degree of malfunction, it is likely your compensation amount will be between £6,850 and £13,700. If you have also experienced a lack of enjoyment of food and/or an ability to enjoy a sex life then these factors will also be considered in this bracket
- If your food poisoning has meant you have been substantially uncomfortable, with stomach cramps, loss of bowel function and fatigue, £2,800 to £6,850 is the norm for these cases. Hospital admission can sometimes be necessary in these cases. Symptoms may persist for weeks after but complete recovery can take up to two years.
- If symptoms of cramping, diarrhoea has lasted days or weeks then it is common to receive a settlement of between £650 and £2,800.
Starting your food poisoning claim with Jefferies Solicitors
Please contact Jefferies Solicitors if you would like to know more information about how much personal injury compensation for food poisoning. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or complete our online enquiry form. A member of our team of experienced specialists will be in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming, in confidence.