When you think of personal injury claims, you probably think of car accidents, accidents in the workplace or slips, trips and falls in public places. But did you know that there is a whole host of other personal injuries, accidents, diseases and illnesses which can give rise to successful personal injury claims, including some cases of food poisoning? Here, leading claims management company Claim-Easy (http://www.claim-easy.co.uk) discusses claiming for food poisoning as a personal injury. Most of us have suffered from some degree of food poisoning or other, often from eating out or when eating shellfish. Even if you only have a mild case of food poisoning, it can cause some nasty symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps which can make going about your normal daily routine difficult. In more serious cases, it can be much worse: severe food poisoning can cause toxicosis, also know as systematic poisoning. Toxicosis can cause long-term damage to the digestive system and can be highly dangerous in pregnant women and potentially life threatening in the old or infirm. Should you be unfortunate enough to contract food poisoning and it was not your fault, whether a severe or mild case, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation. Severe cases of food poisoning can lead to high levels of compensation in personal injury claims if handled by the right claims management company. Food poisoning that has led to toxicosis can cause the sufferer to have serious long-term damage to their personal health, particularly in the way their digestive system works. A healthy digestive system is essential for all-round health as it is one of the body's core functions, breaking down food into energy or waste. Claims for food poisoning will take this into account when it comes to the amount awarded, and of course if the sufferer is pregnant, old or infirm and therefore the symptoms were potentially life-threatening in the most severe of cases, this will elicit the highest levels of compensation. Even in milder cases of food poisoning where the sufferer was not to blame, injury compensation can be claimed. Because the digestive system is so delicate, a long bout of mild food poisoning can lead to ongoing but not permanent symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and fever which could need hospitalisation. In mild cases where hospitalisation is not required, the sufferer may still have to take time off work, leading to loss of earnings, which can again be compensated for in some cases. In all cases of food poisoning personal injury claims, the most important factor is being able to prove on some level that you contracted food poisoning through no fault of your own. Each case is different; you may have caught it from a restaurant, a work's canteen or a supermarket product. The first thing you should do is seek medical advice, even for less severe cases, as this record is important when making compensation claims. Then you should contact a reputable, professional and experienced claims management company such as Claim-Easy to help guide you through the claiming process. It can be difficult to ascertain blame in cases of food poisoning, so it's all the more important to use a company you can trust to put your best case forward and get you the compensation you rightly deserve. For more information, visit http://www.claim-easy.co.uk. Editor's Note: Claim-Easy (http://www.claim-easy.co.uk) is represented by the digital marketing specialists and SEO provider Jumping Spider Media. Please direct all press queries to Louise Byrne. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: +44 (0)20 3070 1959 / +34 952 783 637. Related Articles - personal injury claims, personal injury compensation, claims management, injury compensation, Email this Article to a Friend! Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!Subscribe for free today!