Christmas is all about festive family fun with the ones you love, and most people celebrate with a family meal on Christmas Day, either at home or out at a restaurant. But do you ever stop to think about the food hygiene rating of the restaurant you’re visiting?
Whether you are attending for a work Christmas meal or for Christmas dinner with the whole family, it’s important to check out how hygienic the establishment is before eating there.
Food poisoning can occur when proper care is not taken with regard to hygiene. For example, poor hand washing practices, storing food improperly (not keeping it refrigerated), failing to cook meat properly or contaminating cooked meat by storing it alongside raw meat could all cause food poisoning, and in some cases those affected may be seriously ill.
Turkey is a popular traditional meat at Christmas, and the government always urge families to ensure their turkey is thoroughly cooked, but if you’re eating out at a restaurant, you’re relying on staff there to cook turkey properly, to avoid food poisoning.
How to make a claim
If you’re considering claiming compensation for Christmas food poisoning, it is a good idea to let the establishment in question know that you have suffered from food poisoning. They will usually take complaints very seriously and will want to ask you questions about what you ate whilst dining at the restaurant – they will probably also carry out their own investigations and may offer you some form of compensation such as a refund or a free meal. There’s a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after you are struck down by food poisoning, to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know that claiming compensation for Christmas food poisoning is a big decision, so we offer all our customers confidential, no-obligation advice. That means there’s no pressure to push ahead with a claim; just call our freephone helpline today to speak to a professional personal injury lawyer.
We also offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there are no expensive upfront fees to pay – great if you’re still feeling the pinch after Christmas. Why not take the 30-second test on our website just now, to see how much you would claim, and then call our 24/7 helpline to find out if you have a viable claim?
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Food poisoning claims