Poisoning can occur when a toxic substance is ingested via the nose or mouth, or when it is absorbed through the skin or eyes. Symptoms vary depending on the type of substance involved, but will typically include things like nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, breathing difficulties, fever, confusion, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and in some cases poisoning can prove fatal.
Whether you have contracted food poisoning due to ill-prepared food at a restaurant, suffered an allergic reaction due to a mislabelled product, or any other type of poisoning due to someone else’s negligence, the effects of poisoning can have a detrimental and potentially long-lasting effect for you and your family.
Here at Lanyon Bowdler we understand that no amount of money can ever make up for what has happened to you, but we will do our utmost to ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your poisoning injury. The money you will receive can go a long way towards aiding you on the road to recovery, helping to pay for medical treatment and covering any loss of earnings incurred as a result of the incident. If you’d like to find out more about making a compensation claim for a poisoning injury, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team of personal injury solicitors today.
There are a number of different types of poisoning that could occur, due to somebody else’s negligence, and could lead to a compensation claim, including:
This list is not exhaustive, and if you have been poisoned after ingesting, inhaling, or absorbing a substance due to somebody else’s negligence, you may have a valid case for claiming compensation. Our team of personal injury solicitors are on hand to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t wait to get in touch with us.
In order to make a claim for poisoning, we need to be able to prove on the balance of probabilities that the organisation or person responsible for your poisoning owed you a duty of care, that they breached that duty, and that the breach led to your harm.
When it comes to obtaining the necessary proof, it generally depends on what type of poisoning has occurred. For example, if you have suffered from food poisoning which you suspect was caused by a restaurant, takeaway, or other food retailer, it’s advisable to act as quickly as possible in seeing your GP so that they can take a stool sample to confirm if it is food poisoning.
It is always advisable to keep a copy of any medical notes, as well as photographs of the incident, receipts for any purchases involved, and as much evidence as you can gather in order to support your case. Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in handling cases for poisoning injuries so we are well-versed in the type of supporting evidence necessary for your claim, so please get in touch with any queries and we will be more than happy to help.
When it comes to making a personal injury compensation claim after a poisoning injury, it can be a daunting process, and you may have a lot of questions or concerns. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help:
If there’s anything else you’d like to know about making a compensation claim after a poisoning injury, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
In general, the time limit for bringing a poisoning claim is three years from the date of the injury or the 'date of knowledge' of the injury (to cover situations where the impacts of an injury surface at a future time).
However, if a child sustains an injury, due to an accident caused by the actions or negligence of another party, the time limit will usually expire on their 21st birthday unless the child never gains mental capacity due to their injuries, in which case the time limits do not apply.
We can support your poisoning claim through a range of funding options, including our No Win No Fee Injury Claim promise, as well as through private funding, and legal expenses insurance. Our Solicitors will consider whether we can handle your poisoning claim on a No Win No Fee basis at the point of an initial evaluation of the circumstance surrounding your injury.
We are one of the leading law firms in the West Midlands, North Wales, and the Marches, with a wealth of experience in handling personal injury claims for poisoning injuries, and we are proud to be an Accredited Personal Injury Practice byt the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
At Lanyon Bowdler we understand the devastating impact a personal injury like poisoning can have on you and your family, with one of the biggest impacts being financial due to loss of earnings and unexpected expenses. The cost of legal proceedings can be a major source of worry for many people, which is why we’re pleased to be able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. To find out more please get in touch, we’re looking forward to helping you on your journey to recovery after your poisoning injury.
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