What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning can happen when a person eats contaminated food – the contamination is usually a bacteria such as salmonella, E. Coli or the norovirus (winter vomiting bug).
If you’ve suffered from food poisoning after eating contaminated food you may be able to claim compensation for the pain, suffering and financial losses received as a result. As with any personal injury claim the most helpful factor in the success of the claim is proving liability – you can help your cases by seeking medical help as soon as possible, notifying the Food Standards Regulations Authority and keeping receipts that prove you had ordered the food from the particular cafe or restaurant. It can also be of great help to keep a record of financial losses such as time off work or cancelled holidays.