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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim if you have an allergic reaction whilst in a restaurant?


    Suffering an allergic reaction whilst in a restaurant can cause serious injuries. If you believe the restaurant is at fault for your injuries, call us now to claim. What was, at one stage, a pleasant meal in good company can soon escalate into a serious medical emergency.

    With that in mind, it’s worth remembering that you may be due allergy injury compensation.

    If I have an allergic reaction whilst in a restaurant, what can I do?

    The first step, of course, is to make sure you are physically OK and safe. For some, this may require administering a shot from an epi-pen. In other, perhaps more serious, cases, a trip to the hospital may be required.

    Once you have fully recovered, it’s worth knowing if you are due any compensation from the incident. Whilst financial recompense can’t recover a lost night, it can go some way to easing the pain.

    Who is liable?

    So, who is liable for allergic reactions in a restaurant? Like all owners of public places and attractions, restaurant owners have a responsibility towards the health and safety of people who visit them.

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    This not only means taking steps to avoid slips, trips and falls by ensuring flat clear floors etc. It also means looking at the meal ingredients.

    Restaurant menus have a legal obligation to carry allergy warnings and notices with the dishes. Nut allergies, for example, are a fact of life for many people. Though they may be common, they are also extremely dangerous. Therefore, it’s extremely important that restaurants label which dishes contain nuts, even if it’s just a trace.

    Of course, some people suffer from very rare and specific allergies. In these cases, it’s always best to double check with staff if the dish contains anything which may cause you harm. Once you’ve asked the question, it’s the responsibility of the staff to give an accurate answer.

    If allergy information is not displayed on a menu, or staff guess when answering your question, you have a case for compensation.

    Making a claim

    Having an allergic reaction whilst in a restaurant is a fate that has befallen many people. Accident Advice Helpline has helped a number of these people get the compensation they deserve.

    If you think you have a case for allergic reaction compensation, call our helpline today. There’s no obligation to proceed after the initial consultation. However, if you do, our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles today.

    Date Published: March 17, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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