Picture this – you go out to a restaurant, have a nice meal and end up getting food poisoning. Not the best end to the night, you’ll agree. But if you fell ill because of the food you ate there, this would be the fault of the staff at the restaurant. The same applies if you eat a dodgy takeaway or food from another outlet, and in each case, food poisoning advice can help a lot.
Initially, you’ll want advice about your symptoms and how to manage the situation until you start feeling better. Often, you will be able to ride out the worst of the symptoms and drink water until you get back on your feet and can begin to eat more. However, this may not be the only advice you need.
What about seeking legal help?
Sometimes it will be obvious that you got food poisoning from eating contaminated food, maybe from a buffet where others also fell ill, or from eating a burger you know wasn’t properly cooked at the time. Whatever happened, getting legal advice is just as important as getting food poisoning advice. This is because a lawyer with experience in this area can ascertain whether you have a chance to claim for your symptoms and illness.
Speaking to someone who has fought and won similar cases in the past means you can see if they could do the same for you. It might make you nervous to seek legal help to begin with, but remember, solicitors dealing with such cases are professional, courteous and know what it is like to be in this situation. They will guide you through the process of finding out whether a claim could work out for you.
Get some food poisoning advice from Accident Advice Helpline
Since you are here, it’s worth speaking to one of our team members to determine whether our food poisoning advice could steer you towards making a compensation claim. You can do this if you call 0800 689 0500 (mobile users can always ring 0333 500 0993 instead).
The main thing to find out is if a third party was to blame in neglecting food safety law. If this led directly to your illness, regardless of the offending food, a no-win, no-fee claim could be made for you. This means you won’t pay solicitors’ fees if you were to lose.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead