You may be able to claim compensation if your food poisoning was caused in a restaurant, take away or packaged holiday but there are some important tips.If you are unfortunate enough to be affected by food poisoning as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result. You may even be able to make a claim for compensation if you contracted the food poisoning while you were abroad on a package holiday.
In the meantime; however, it is important that you retain any evidence you may have which supports your food poisoning claim and ensure that when you visit your GP / Hospital for treatment you mention the suspected cause of your illness to your doctor and involve the Environmental Health Department if necessary.
Please keep restaurant, café or supermarket receipts and if possible any packaging together with any letters or documents relating to the events and the names and addresses of any witnesses. Also remember to retain evidence of any personal injury related expenses such as receipts for prescriptions or medication and evidence of travelling expenses.
Provided we can be prove that your food poisoning was caused by your exposure to bacteria, parasites, chemicals or viruses and the person / company who allowed you to come into contact with it was negligent, then your claim for compensation should be valid. As with all matters concerning the law, evidence is crucial and therefore seeking medical assistance is vital to protect your health and obtain evidence.