We have dealt with a significant number of no win no fee norovirus related injury claims. Please contact us to find out how we can help.
Our specialist injury lawyers can help you, on a no win no fee basis if you have suffered from norovirus.
Unlike some other forms of infection, norovirus can be sustained commonly in the UK as well as abroad. This is primarily because norovirus is primarily a winter infection so is not associated with international summer holidays. The virus is highly contagious and can be contracted in a number of ways whether from eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water, touching an infected surface or contact with someone who already has it.
Norovirus outbreaks are common in a variety of places where large numbers of people spend time together such as workplaces, hospitals or cruise ships.
Claims for norovirus usually arise where the occupier of a building or ship can be shown not to have taken adequate steps to minimise the risk of the virus in the first place and/or to prevent the spread of the virus
It is generally easier to succeed with a claim where there is an obvious outbreak where a number of cases can be linked to a particular place.
What is norovirus?
Norovirus is a particularly severe type of infection which causes gastric illness and can in some cases cause other medical complications. Where it is contracted by food, it is associated with food not having been properly kept or prepared.
The most common symptoms are projectile vomiting ,diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, fever, muscle aches and/or headache.
How to prove a norovirus claim
If you suffer the symptoms of an infection, you should seek medical attention and also seek to get tests done to identify what the source of the infection was.
Claims for negligence following any type of infection are not straightforward and will include the need to prove what illness you got and, under English law, on a balance of probabilities, that the illness was caused by something you ate or came into contact with and that the organisation or entity you claim against failed in it’s/their legal duty of care to you.
If you have sufficient medical and other evidence to demonstrate you contracted norovirus at a particular place, lawyers who you then instruct will then demand documentation from the venue to establish what procedures they had in place to prevent contamination and their previous claims record.
Specialist lawyers for norovirus compensation claims
For all the above reasons, it is highly recommended that you only contact no win no fee lawyers who are experienced in infection and food poisoning claims. We have a team of specialists in these claims with a proven track record so please do get in contact so that we can assess your chances of success.