At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

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Compensation Claims for Gastric Illness

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Prawns on a plateGastric illness, more commonly known as food poisoning, is usually caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or water.

In most outbreaks, a failure to ensure safe food preparation or storage practices is responsible. In fact, the vast majority of serious gastric illness cases that we represent our clients in are attributable to poor tour operator hygiene while the client is on a foreign holiday.

Bacteria take quite a long time to reproduce inside the human gut and some people are more resistant than others, meaning that the time before an illness becomes apparent will vary from person to person.

Could it be food poisoning?

Commonly, a period of up to two days will pass after a contaminated meal is consumed before symptoms begin to show.

However, some symptoms can appear more quickly. If there is a lot of toxin in the food when eaten the stomach is likely to react quite quickly by vomiting to try to remove the poison. This can happen within a few hours of eating the affected food.

Bacterial infection can impact the stomach in other ways too. It is a common misconception that the highly acidic environment of the stomach will keep the stomach immune from infection. There may be secondary complications too: studies have shown that most cases of stomach ulcers and gastritis are caused by bacterial infection.

Thompsons food poisoning lawyers

If you or a loved one has contracted food poisoning or another gastric illness and you believe this can be clearly attributed to a particular restaurant or facility then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 for an assessment of your claim.

Our lawyers specialise in infection disease claims and will talk things through with you, free of charge and with no obligation.

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