I am considering making a compensation claim for food poisoning in an Upper Crust shop. How is compensation calculated and how much am I likely to receive?
It is not possible to tell you how much your compensation claim for food poisoning in an Upper Crust shop will be worth without knowing more about the illness you have suffered and how it has affected you although we can tell you how compensation amounts are calculated in claims for food poisoning from a shop.
The main component of Upper Crust food poisoning compensation is general damages, which covers the pain and suffering caused by an illness and any loss of amenity experienced while recovering from a gastrointestinal infection. Loss of amenity covers the inconvenience of contracting and illness and any deterioration in quality of life while recovering from an Illness from shop food.
The amount of compensation that can be claimed as general damages in a compensation claim for food poisoning in an Upper Crust shop will depend on the severity of your illness, the duration of your symptoms and whether any long term health problems are suffered as a result of the infection.
Claims for Upper Crust food poisoning can also be made to recover expenses that you have had to pay as a result of your bacterial infection, although costs are treated separately and are claimed as special damages. One of the main elements of special damages in an Upper Crust food poisoning compensation claim is loss of earnings due to taking unpaid sick leave.
Other expenses can also be recovered when making claims for Upper Crust food poisoning; such as the cost of medical treatment, transportation to and from hospital or a doctor’s surgery and future treatment costs if you suffer long term health problems as a result of your illness. Provided that an expense has been incurred as a direct result of an infection it should be possible to recover the cost when a claim for special damages is made; provided the cost can be supported by receipts or invoices.
Because so many factors must be considered before it is possible to determine the maximum entitlement to Upper Crust food poisoning compensation that can be recovered, you should contact a personal injury solicitor so that an accurate assessment of the applicable damages can be made. A solicitor will also prepare your claim for an Illness from shop food and will attempt to negotiate an appropriate settlement with the shop’s insurance company, although it may be necessary to take your claim to court to recover your full entitlement to compensation.