E.coli is the name given to a type of bacteria which lives in the digestive tracts of humans and animals, and is mostly harmless. However, several strains of E.coli bacteria can cause an E.coli infection leading to diarrhoea and sickness when digested by humans and, in the most severe cases, people making an E.coli infection injury compensation claim have experienced urinary tract infections and kidney failure.
Determining how you contract an E.coli infection when making an E.coli infection injury compensation claim can be difficult, as there are a number of sources you may have caught it from. The most common transmission of the bacteria is through meat which has not been cooked at high enough temperature. You can also digest harmful E.coli bacteria through non-pasteurised milk, unwashed fruit and vegetables or by swimming in contaminated water.
The most common symptoms of an E.coli infection are stomach cramps and bloody diarrhoea, and if you experience these symptoms, you should visit your doctor immediately before the bacteria has the opportunity to multiply further. Children and older people are particularly prone to developing kidney diseases from an E.coli infection, and no risks should be taken with your health before consulting a solicitor about making an E.coli infection injury compensation claim.
Making an E.coli Infection Injury Compensation Claim
As mentioned above, the biggest issue with making an E.coli infection injury compensation claim is determining who has been negligent. You could have contracted the E.coli infection from a restaurant, take-away or simply been in contact with somebody already carrying the infection. Often, however, you will not be the only person suffering from the infection, and your solicitor may be able to identify the source and find the party liable in your E.coli infection injury claim.
Your E.coli infection injury compensation claim will be assessed by the Injury Board Ireland on the basis of your doctor´s medical notes and an independent medical examination they will organise. Your solicitor will advise you on how to complete their application form in order that you receive the maximum possible amount of E.coli infection injury compensation, plus full recompense of any out of pocket expenses and loss of earnings.
He will also be able to advise you on steps you should take should the liable party deny their responsibility for E.coli infection injury claim or suggest that you contributed to your illness by your own lack of hygiene. Usually, your solicitor will have prepared the strongest possible claim for E.coli infection injury compensation, and will be ready to pursue your case through the courts, if necessary.
Free E.coli Infection Injury Claims Advice
If you have been infected with harmful E.coli bacteria and believe that you may be entitled to make an E.coli infection injury compensation claim, it is in your best interests to call our free E.coli infection injury claims advice service and discuss your case with one of our experienced solicitors. We will be able to provide you with helpful and practical advice about your E.coli infection injury claim and give you an indication of how much E.coli infection injury compensation you might be able to claim.
The lines for our free E.coli infection injury claims advice service are open from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm each evening, seven days a week. You can also take advantage of our free call-back service by completing your contact details in the form on the left, and one of our helpful team will call you back. Please note that you are under no obligation to proceed with an E.coli infection injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
When you first call our free E.coli infection injury claims advice service, we will be exceptionally sympathetic about the pain and unpleasantness you have recently experienced, and ask you to tell us about your infection and where you believe you might have contracted it.
We will want to know if you are still undergoing treatment for your E.coli infection and what impact the infection has made to your quality of life. You may still be suffering from the symptoms of the E.coli infection depending on the dosage level you received initially.
It may also be possible that you have been unable to work until given the all-clear by your doctor (especially if you work in food preparation), and you will need to have your loss of earnings factored into an E.coli infection injury compensation claim.
We will be able to answer all your questions about an E.coli infection injury compensation claim and offer advice about the procedures you need to follow. If you are calling on behalf of a child who has sustained an E.coli infection, the procedures will be the same except that the final award of E.coli infection injury compensation will have to be approved by court.
At the conclusion of each initial call to our free E.coli infection injury claims service, we will summarise what we have discussed and offer you a selection of options to consider based on your personal circumstances. You are under no obligation to act on any of these suggestions, and many of our clients have found it most useful to discuss them with family and friends before deciding to proceed.
Your next step should be to call our free E.coli infection injury claims advice service, and establish that you do indeed have an E.coli infection injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue. Our lines are open every day of the week, and do not forget that you can also use the call-back facility below if you would rather that we call you.