What is Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is one of the most common illnesses contracted on holiday. It is particularly common on package holidays, where catering staff fail to follow health and safety guidelines. Buffets in particular are a breeding ground for all kinds of disease, including gastroenteritis. Not only will the catering staff be in contact with the food, but every other guest will have access too. At buffets, any guest could touch the food and transfer the bacteria responsible for the illness.

It is also possible that undercooked foods, particularly chicken, can host the bacteria. If you’ve contracted food poisoning, it is important that you seek personal injury compensation. In many cases, instigating legal proceedings for compensation can be the only way to convince the party responsible to change their ways. By beginning a claim for compensation, you could bring the matter to the responsible party’s attention. This can convince them to improve the quality of service they deliver to their guests.

Over the years, the experienced team of personal injury lawyers at Tylers Solicitors have dealt with a wide range of gastroenteritis claims. If you’ve sustained any illness that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our professional team today. The compensation that you receive following your personal injury claim will depend on the severity of your sickness and any long-term effects that you might suffer from.

How Much Compensation Could I Get Following a Gastroenteritis Compensation Claim?

Thanks to the legal specialists at Tylers Solicitors, you’ll be able to get the compensation you need. Our personal injury specialists can help you to hold the people who caused your sickness responsible.

Our no-win, no-fee legal services mean that you’ll be able to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Tylers’ professional team will help you to get the money and justice that you need to move on with your life. Whether you’ve sustained long-term symptoms or if the short-term illness ruined a holiday or social event, get in touch with our team today. The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the level of suffering that you have been forced to undergo. In addition to claiming for the illness itself, you may be able to make a claim for lost wages and any medical bills, or personal suffering.

Gastroenteritis Compensation Amounts

Type of Gastroenteritis / Food Poisoning Claim Description Amount of Compensation
Mild Food Poisoning Mild food poisoning can include stomach cramps, diarrhoea and stomach pains. In most cases, these symptoms will last for only a few days. £700 to £3,000.
Moderate Food Poisoning The symptoms of moderate food poisoning are more severe than mild gastroenteritis. They can also last for up to 10 days before abating. £3,000 to £7,000.
Severe Gastroenteritis Food poisoning can not only cause long-term problems, but it can be life threatening. Severe gastroenteritis can cause damage to your stomach and colon. It can also kill off positive bacteria in your gut. £7,000 to £40,000.

What are the Symptoms of Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis can cause a wide range of symptoms which can have a serious impact on your short and long-term health. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Diarrhoea.
  • Severe Stomach Cramps.
  • Headaches and Nausea.
  • High Temperature and Dehydration.
  • Lack of Appetite.
  • Vomiting.

Are There Long-Term Symptoms of Gastroenteritis?

In most cases, gastroenteritis is only a short-term illness. It can, however, result in long-term symptoms and health issues. Food poisoning can lead to the loss of positive bacteria in the colon. This can leave the body vulnerable to other illnesses.

Who is Most at Risk from Gastroenteritis?

Anyone who has consumed infected food, or handled a contaminated object, is at risk from gastroenteritis. This illness is particularly common on holiday resorts / package holidays. Children and the elderly, in addition to those with pre-existing conditions, are more at risk.

Can Food Poisoning Be Fatal?

In some cases, gastroenteritis can be fatal. If you, or a loved one, suffers from a pre-existing condition or has a weakened immune system due to their age, this sickness can be fatal. In most cases, gastroenteritis is a short-term illness.

What Bacteria Causes the Spread of Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis is an illness which can be caused by a wide range of illnesses. The most common illnesses of this kind are caused by rotavirus and norovirus. Rotavirus is a common cause of sickness in younger children, while norovirus causes serious gastroenteritis.

How Contagious is Gastroenteritis?

Food poisoning is extremely contagious. Anyone contaminated with the bacteria can spread it by touching food or any other surface. Gastroenteritis is particularly common in holiday resorts and other places with a high volume of people. This illness can spread extremely quickly.

Can Pets and Animals Catch Gastroenteritis?

Animals, particularly dogs, can contract gastroenteritis just like a human. As such, they can also spread the illness to humans. The illness which have similar symptoms in your pet, so you need to ensure they have access to plenty of clean water.

Is Gastroenteritis Different to Food Poisoning?

Food poisoning is the same as gastroenteritis, but only when you contract the illness through infected foods. If you contract the illness any other way, then it is known as gastroenteritis. Other ways can include:

  • Consuming Contaminated Water.
  • Touching a Contaminated Surface.

How Can I Avoid Catching Gastroenteritis?

It can be difficult to avoid gastroenteritis as you won’t know what foods and surfaces are contaminated. To be safe, you should avoid all buffet foods. You should also ensure that all meat you consume has been properly cooked and prepared.

What to Eat When I Have Gastroenteritis?

Gastroenteritis can seriously impact your appetite. When you have the illness, you should attempt to ease yourself back into eating. By starting off with bland foods, such as plain rice, toast and cooked chicken, you’ll make it easier to stomach the food.

How Long Does Gastroenteritis Last?

With gastroenteritis, the illness’ length can vary from person to person. In most cases, you can expect to make a full recovery within two weeks. If you have a weakened immune system, this illness can last slightly longer.

Who is To Blame for My Gastroenteritis Infection?

If you’ve obtained food poisoning on holiday, then the company in charge of the contaminated food is responsible. It is rare that you will be responsible for your own contamination. Check in with our legal experts to see who is responsible today.

Can I Make a No-Win, No-Fee Compensation Claim for Gastroenteritis?

If you’ve suffering a gastroenteritis contamination and it wasn’t your fault, then you can claim for compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of legal professionals can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to.

The amount of compensation that you receive following your illness will depend on the level of suffering you have experienced. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer any kind of food poisoning related illness, get in touch with our legal team today. Over the years, the experienced solicitors at Tylers have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation they are entitled to.

Gastroenteritis itself is extremely unpleasant and can ruin social events and holidays. In many cases, you might be able to get your money back from your package holiday or for the social event. The only thing stopping you is evidence that the gastroenteritis was caused by a company’s lax health and safety policies.

What Kinds of Gastroenteritis and Food Poisoning Can I Make a Claim For?

Here in the UK, you can make gastroenteritis and food poisoning claims against any company responsible for your sickness. All companies have a responsibility to follow strict health and safety codes. Therefore, if you suffer from any kind of food poisoning as a result of failing to meet these health and safety guidelines, you will be eligible for compensation.

Where Can I Read More On Gastroenteritis Compensation Claims in the UK?

Will Tylers Help Me to Make a No-Win, No-Fee Gastroenteritis Compensation Claim?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of no-win, no-fee legal services. So long as you have a viable case, our experienced legal term will work with you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. We can help you to get compensation following mild, moderate or serious health concerns.

If you want to make a claim for food poisoning, get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach our team of experienced solicitors today by calling our no-win, no-fee team directly on 0800 699 0079. You can also choose to send any enquiries through our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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