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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 against a restaurant if you get food poisoning?


    The last thing you want when you’ve been looking forward to a meal out at a restaurant is to spend the next few days feeling under the weather. If you’ve experienced food poisoning after eating out, you may be able to file a claim against a restaurant.

    Can I claim against a restaurant if I’ve had food poisoning?

    When you go to a restaurant, you expect to be served high-quality food, which has been prepared and cooked according to health and safety and food hygiene guidelines. In the vast majority of cases, you can eat out without any fear of developing symptoms of food poisoning afterwards. However, cases of food poisoning do occur, and if you’ve been affected, you could file a claim against the restaurant that you believe was responsible. If you want to make a claim for food poisoning, you’ll need to demonstrate that the restaurant was at fault. If you developed symptoms a few days later and you had already cooked several meals at home in between, for example, it’s unlikely that you’d be able to pinpoint the restaurant as the cause unless other similar cases have been reported.

    If you’re thinking about claiming compensation for food poisoning, it’s a good idea to note down as much information as possible about the meal you were served and the restaurant itself. You should report the case to the restaurant manager, and seek medical advice if you have severe symptoms.

    How do I go about claiming compensation?

    Claiming compensation is not always a straightforward process. At Accident Advice Helpline, our expert team of personal injury lawyers is on hand to offer advice and handle every aspect of your case throughout the claims process. When you entrust your claim to us, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to minimise stress and improve your chances of getting a successful outcome. We have more than 15 years of experience in handling personal injury claims, and we want to secure the payout you deserve.

    If you’ve had food poisoning in the last three years, and you believe that you contracted symptoms as a result of negligence on the part of restaurant employees or management, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Many clients may have reservations about the cost of making a claim for food poisoning, but we operate a strict no-win, no-fee policy. To get some more advice about claiming compensation, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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