The Consumer Protection Act 1987 says that a food retailer must sell a product which is free from harmful bacteria which could cause food poisoning. If you can establish the source of the food poisoning infection, then the law imposes a “strict liability” rule on the offending restaurant, shop or supplier. You do not need to prove that anyone was negligent, only that:
the food was not safe (it contained food poisoning bacteria)
you have been made ill (suffered food poisoning symptoms)
the cause of the illness is the unsafe food (the infected food gave you food poisoning)
We have the legal expertise to help people claim compensation for food poisoning if they have become ill as a result of:
poor food hygiene storage
sub-standard food preparation procedures
Do you want to claim for the effects of food poisoning?
The short term symptoms of food poisoning can be gastric illness, vomiting and diarrhoea. The long-term effects can be more serious and include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), psychological problems and chronic fatigue syndrome, amongst others. In extreme cases, food poisoning can affect the nervous system and major organs and can even be life-threatening.
The elderly and the very young can be particularly vulnerable to the effects of poor food hygiene.
Expertise in Food Poisoning Compensation Claims
Our solicitors have acted in cases against football clubs, visitor attractions, hotels, food retailers, restaurants, takeaways and cafes. Some of the infections we’ve dealt with include: