What is the average settlement for food poisoning?

With summer 2018 quickly approaching, millions of British holidaymakers will be gearing up for their annual hard earned holidays within the coming months.

However, the chances are that many of these will unfortunately have their getaways ruined by illnesses such as food poisoning.

In our latest article, we advise you on the amount that you could be expected to secure in holiday illness compensation if you have had your package holiday ruined by food poisoning.

To learn more about the claims process, and whether or not you could be entitled to make a claim of your own, get in touch with the HolidayIllnessClaims team today by calling 0800 01 54321 now.

Food poisoning strikes thousands of holidaymakers each year

Our legal specialists regularly hear from holidaymakers who have been struck by food poisoning on their hard earned getaways.

Food poisoning is a largely distressing illness that is caused by eating food which has been contaminated by bacteria such as salmonella, or E. coli.

Its a condition that can cause very unpleasant symptoms like sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. These symptoms normally develop around 24-48 hours after consuming contaminated food.

Areas where food poisoning is regularly reported include popular holiday destinations such as Cuba, Spain, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

If you think that you may have fallen victim to food poisoning as a result of poor hotel standards on you recent holiday, then call the dedicated HIC legal team to see if you can claim today on 0800 01 54321.

How much compensation can you expect to secure after suffering from food poisoning on holiday?

If you have suffered from food poisoning on a package holiday through no fault of your own within the last three years, then you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in holiday illness compensation!

However the amount that you are entitled to fully depends on the severity of the condition you had to endure.

You can check out the average food poisoning compensation pay out brackets below:

  • £770 – £3,300

Varying degrees of disabling pain, cramps, and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks.

  • £3,300 – £7,980

Food poisoning causing significant discomfort, stomach cramps, alteration of bowel function and fatigue. Hospital admission for some days with symptoms lasting for a few weeks but complete recovery within a year or two.

  • £7,980 – £16,060

Serious but short lived food poisoning, diarrhoea and vomiting diminishing over two to four weeks with some remaining discomfort and disturbance of bowel function and impact on sex life and enjoyment of food over a few years.

Any symptoms having these consequences and lasting for longer, even indefinitely, are likely to merit an award between the top of this bracket and the bottom of the next bracket.

  • £32,125 – £43,890

Severe toxicosis causing serious acute pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, and fever, requiring hospital admission for some days or weeks and some continuing incontinence, haemorrhoids and irritable bowel syndrome, having a significant impact on ability to work and enjoyment of life.

Contact the legal specialists today!

If you feel as though you may be entitled to make a no win no fee* for holiday illness compensation, then contact our dedicated legal team today and discover what your potential claim could be worth.

To speak to one of our dedicated legal advisors today, just call our dedicated holiday illness helpline on 0800 01 54321.

Alternatively if you cant start your claim over the phone right now, you can request for us to contact you at a more convenient time by competing our quick and simple online enquiry form.

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