Can I claim for food poisoning abroad?
Accidents and illnesses don’t just happen when you’re at home but the reality of needing medical attention away from our NHS can be complicated, with varying qualities of care and expense. All of which can have long lasting consequences to both your health and finances.
If you suffered as a direct result of someone else, for example due to below-standard hygiene and this gave rise to a food poisoning related illness you could be entitled to claim compensation.
Typically your claim will be made in the country where your accident or illness took place and therefore it will be subject to the law of that country which may affect your rights or compensation amount.
However, our Expert Claims Team will be on hand to offer you the guidance and support you need and to discuss the merits of your claim.
How to Make a Claim
When you get in touch with us about your food poisoning related illness you have sustained whilst abroad, we will guide you through the whole process of making a claim and support you at every stage.
The process starts with gathering evidence of the food poisoning related illness and you can help us by providing us with as much information as possible about the event and the injuries or illness you have sustained.
To evaluate your claim we will need to know:
- Where and when the food poisoning related illness or incident occurred
- If there were any witnesses?
- Did any other people besides yourself become ill?
- What injuries or illness have you sustained?
- Details of medical attention you received.
- Whether you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation?
Your claim specialist will use this information to fully understand the circumstances of your food poisoning related illness and establish that you have a claim.
We will also:
- Evaluate the circumstances surrounding the event
- Arrange medical treatment if you haven’t already received it
- Assess your loss of earnings through having time off work
- Assess your medical expenses whilst abroad
- Asses any medical repatriation costs
The first step is to get in touch with us so that one of our team of claim experts can conduct a free, no-obligation consultation with you.
Common types of illness abroad claims
You are most likely to contract food poisoning when food hasn’t been stored, prepared or cooked properly, or was handled by someone who didn’t wash their hands.
What happens when I make a claim?
When you contact us, you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors, who will be able to tell you within minutes whether you have a valid claim or not.
If you do wish to proceed with a claim, we will then put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who is an expert in your type of claim.
Your solicitor will keep in close contact with you throughout your claim and they will be able to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
We know that making a claim can seem daunting, but our solicitors work very hard to ensure that your claim is dealt with diligently and efficiently
How much will my claim be worth?
As with most other personal injury claims there is no set rule for how much compensation you might receive for an injury sustained whilst aboard.
The amount of settlement will depend on the extent of your injuries, how it has impacted your life and how much time a full recovery will take.
However, in addition to damages for any injury, pain and suffering, you may also be able to claim for any loss of earnings as well as for the cost of any medical treatment or rehabilitation that may be required and any additional transport costs.
Our personal injury solicitors are very experienced in this area, and will aim to get you the maximum compensation available for your injury.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Most holiday illness and personal injury abroad cases taken on by our panel of solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis.
This gives you peace of mind means in knowing that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will always be agreed with you, before your claim proceeds.
Why Choose Us?
Each year we handle several thousand personal injury claims and we provide a sympathetic, professional and realistic approach to people who come to us with injuries they are considering making a claim for.
Contact our solicitors about making a supermarket injury compensation claim