How much compensation for food poisoning?
Food poisoning is generally caused by undercooked or expired food products. Bacteria on food is usually killed if cooked correctly, therefore if food is not prepared properly you could consume the bacteria and as a result suffer from food poisoning. If you are thinking about making a claim and would like to learn more about how much compensation you could receive then please read on.
Food poisoning symptoms
Food poisoning and the affect that it has on you vary according to the severity of illness and they type of food that you consumed.
The most common symptoms include:
- Stomach cramps
Most cases of food poisoning are minor and do not require you to receive medical treatment. However, for more serious cases it is important to visit your GP. According to The NHS, you should seek medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Double vision
- Slurred speech
- Blood in your vomit
- Blood in your stools
- Change in mental state i.e. confusion
- Diarrhoea that lasts more than three days
Food poisoning compensation amounts
Minor food poisoning – Food poisoning that gives you diarrhoea and stomach cramps for anything from a few days to a few week can yield £600 – £2,800.
Food poisoning requiring hospital admission – Sever food poisoning which results in a need to stay at the hospital – with symptoms lasting less than two years can yield £2,800 – £6,800.
Severe food poisoning – Severe cases of food poisoning can include fever, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, a stay at hospital and more. Such injuries can yield £6,800- £37,500.
If you would like to make a claim for food poisoning, your best bet is to obtain the services of a personal injury solicitor. If you would like more information about finding a personal injury solicitor, click here. You may also find our page on how to make a personal injury claim useful!