Most of us know that chicken has to be cooked thoroughly and at the proper temperature for it to be safe to eat. Salmonella is associated with undercooked chicken, and it is one of the main causes of food poisoning as well. While many chickens are found to have the salmonella bacteria present when they are raw, proper preparation and cooking methods will ensure the bacteria is killed before the chicken is ready to eat.
When you visit a restaurant or you have a takeaway of some kind, you would expect any chicken dishes you receive to be cooked properly so there is no risk of falling ill as a result of undercooked chicken finding its way into the dish. However, while this is largely the case, there are isolated circumstances when people are not so lucky.
How do you know if you could claim?
In order to claim for chicken salmonella compensation, you will need proof that the restaurant was to blame for making you ill. Similarly, if you ate at a buffet, perhaps at a wedding or similar event that was catered, you should find out whether other people fell ill as well. This will help provide proof that the staff were negligent in providing improperly-cooked chicken as one of the dishes.
Accident Advice Helpline speaks with people every now and then who have suffered from food poisoning caused by undercooked chicken. While chicken is a favourite dish of many, it can really put you off eating it if you have been made ill because you were faced with a poorly-cooked dish.
Find out more information from our team today
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know which questions to ask if you come to us to find out more about chicken salmonella compensation. Your claim must be made within three years of you becoming ill. Additionally, you must be able to prove a particular party was negligent, and that the negligence led to your illness.
Fortunately, you can call 0800 689 0500 so you can speak with a professional lawyer about this case. You can see whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim that could lead to a successful payout at some point in the near future. If you can make a claim you can find out whether you will be entitled to receive compensation for the symptoms you suffered.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead