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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

    How to claim takeaway food poisoning compensation


    When you cannot face the thought of cooking but you want a nice meal at home, ordering a takeaway would seem to be a great solution to this problem. In most cases it will be, but every now and then someone will eat a takeaway and end up falling ill afterwards. If this should happen to you, you’ll realise just how unpleasant this situation can be.

    Food poisoning symptoms range from an upset stomach and nausea to diarrhoea and stomach cramps. The exact type of bacteria that infected the food you ate will determine the exact symptoms you have when you fall ill. In any event, if you can prove you were made ill by eating from a specific takeaway, you have a chance to get some takeaway food poisoning compensation.

    How can you win compensation for this ailment?

    All food outlets have a duty of care to maintain high standards in food safety. They must ensure trained and experienced people are handling and cooking the food, and the premises should also be in good condition. If the procedure breaks down at some stage, there could be a greater chance of one or more people falling ill simply by eating food from that outlet.

    It is important to report the symptoms you have if you think they were caused by a takeaway. This is because food safety officers can then inspect the takeaway. If they do find contamination and poor practices in situ, they may be able to prevent other people from falling ill as you did. No one wants to be in the situation that caused the illness to be suffered, in order to have a chance at claiming takeaway food poisoning compensation.

    Knowing how to proceed

    Knowing how you can move ahead with a likely compensation claim can be difficult if you have never made a claim before. Seeking the advice of someone who is experienced in handling these claims makes a lot of sense.

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    If you call Accident Advice Helpline, you can speak to someone about what happened. This is the first step in potentially moving on to seek the help of a professional lawyer with experience in handling injury compensation cases. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can find out whether you could claim compensation just as other people have in the past for takeaway food upsets.

    Date Published: September 24, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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