When you are on a long journey you’ll need to stop off at a petrol station to refuel from time to time. Additionally you might feel in need of a snack to perk you up a bit while you take a break from the road.
You can imagine then how dreadful it would be to get a hot snack and to be laid up with food poisoning as a result. While many petrol stations only sell chilled snacks, some do provide hot food as well. Although of course, if you are sold a chilled snack that is out of date, this too could give you food poisoning. Either way, this is not a condition you would want to have if you were out on the road.
Symptoms of food poisoning
You might initially feel a little off-colour when you start to feel the symptoms coming on. Eventually though, this feeling will give way to more severe symptoms that may include nausea, sickness and diarrhoea. As you can imagine, this can make your time in the car very unpleasant and it will ruin your journey. You’ll want to pull off the road.
If you can prove that whatever you ate at the petrol station made you ill, you should consider making a petrol station food poisoning compensation claim. This means you have an opportunity to claim compensation for the illness, as well as for any incidental, out-of-pocket expenses you might have.
Should you call us?
We would recommend you call the team at Accident Advice Helpline if you have fallen ill in this way within the last three years. Our enquiry line is always free on 0800 689 0500 and you can get through to speak with an advisor. This will give you some idea of whether you could make a petrol station food poisoning compensation claim.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers can determine whether a claim might be successful in your case. It is easier to have a chat with an advisor than it is to go it alone in this situation. If we can recommend one of our lawyers to take on your case, you can sit back and let them get on with handling it all on your behalf. They will keep you apprised of what is happening and what might come next. Why not give our team a call today?
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead