Food poisoning compensation

Food poisoning compensation lawyer servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast & QLD

This area of the law comes under public liability. So if you have suffered food poisoning or complications thereafter, then you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

We help people injured in many types of accidents such as extreme food poisioning lodge a claim for personal injury compensation that get them the financial restitution they need to recover. We do it with a no win no fee guarantee.

From motor vehicle accidents and whiplash compensation claims to workplace injuries and public liability claims — if you’ve suffered an injury due to the negligent act or omission of another, we can likely help.

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Can I get food poisoning compensation?

People can get foodborne illness (food poisoning) by eating food contaminated by bacteria/viruses. Not washing your hands before prepping food is a common way to transmit bacteria/viruses and cause food poisoning.

Symptoms of food poisoning can be:


  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever


The symptoms usually happen within hours or several days after eating the contaminated food. This makes it very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.

There are some very serious (and sometimes fatal) bacteria and viruses often associated with food poisoning:

  • E.coli
  • Salmonella
  • Hepatitis
  • Novovirus
  • Botulism
  • Shigella
  • Listeria

Food poisoning claims work by valuing the illnesses’ impact on your quality of life in every way, and because every instance of food poisoning is different, building a strong case isn’t always easy.

We know what you will need and how you can prepare for this, and we do all the paperwork for you.

A Queensland food vendor can be held responsible for food poisoning if their food-handling processes are found to have fallen short of industry standards.

By law, all food vendors in Australia are required to prepare food so that it is safe for human consumption.

The presence of bacteria in areas where food is prepared or stored can result in a vendor being blamed for food poisoning.

Failing to work with accredited produce suppliers, handling food improperly, and using unsafe cooking methods can also make food vendors liable.

If you’re unsure whether you have enough proof to hold a Queensland food vendor responsible for your sickness, The Personal Injury Lawyers can help you find sufficient evidence.

Tracing food poisoning back to the source can be seriously challenging. In order to prove you’re entitled to food poisoning compensation, you’ll need to take these steps:


  • Make a detailed list of everything you have recently eaten, whether you bought it in a restaurant, grocery store or from another type of food vendor. Being able to narrow down the source of your food poisoning is essential to proving your claim.
  • Report your case to your local food safety authority. If other people have been affected, they may be able to identify a pattern of foodborne illnesses.
  • Seek medical care. Identifying the bacteria that caused your food poisoning can help identify which food vendor was responsible. Being able to provide medical evidence can add to the strength of your case.


After seeking medical care for your symptoms, the next thing you should do is speak with a Queensland lawyer who specialises in public liability claims.

If you plan to take legal action, starting the claims process quickly can improve your chances of receiving damages.

The Personal Injury Lawyers offer a No Win No Fee guarantee so you can access compensation without putting your financial security at risk.

Speak with a food poisoning lawyer with experience and get a free claim assessment today.

No win no fee guaranteed, plus it pays for your injury expenses

You’ve nothing to lose with our no win no fee guarantee, if we don’t win, you don’t pay our professional fees

Our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses and you get access to the help you need

How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?

To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..

These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

How much compensation will I get for my accident?

If you seek compensation, our compensation calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be able to claim. 

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