One of the questions that we are regularly confronted with at Accident Advice Helpline is how to correctly report a claim for food poisoning. We strive to make the claim process as straightforward and as transparent as possible. Part of our service includes publishing blog articles like this in order to help our clients better understand the claim process.
Reporting food poisoning
If you believe that you have contracted food poisoning from a restaurant, then you may wish to report the restaurant in question to your local health authority. You may need to prove that the symptoms you suffered were as a direct result of eating at that particular restaurant. This may be easier if you ate out as part of a group and many members of your party are complaining of the same symptoms.
Writing to the restaurant directly
It is also an idea to write a letter of complaint directly to the restaurant stating that you believe you have suffered food poisoning as a direct result of eating there. The restaurant should then launch an internal investigation in order to find out if this is the case. However, a restaurant may be uncooperative when it comes to potentially admitting liability for a compensation claim, so you may still have to go through your local health authority.
Don’t accept a refund for your meal
If you intend to make a personal injury claim for contracting food poisoning, do not accept a refund of the price of your meal. This may be a way for a restaurant to avoid paying further damages to you as accepting a monetary settlement in the form of a refund may be disguised as an acute way to get out of paying you the compensation you deserve.
Have you contracted food poisoning and it wasn’t your fault?
Food poisoning can be an extremely uncomfortable experience. It can also render you unable to work and can incur a financial loss as a result. A claim for compensation won’t undo the pain you have suffered but can help go towards redressing the financial difficulties that arise as the result of an injury or accident.
If you’ve suffered food poisoning within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact one of our highly-trained, friendly and professional advisors today for obligation-free advice on how you could make a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* claim. You can also check out some of our articles on road traffic accidents and accidents at work.
Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice