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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

    Claiming compensation for family event food poisoning

    Family events like weddings, christenings, birthday parties and other special occasions are supposed to be an enjoyable experience where everyone gets together to celebrate a loved one. Many events involve a meal or a buffet which can be made by family members or it may be prepared by an outside facility. Many people prefer to hire a hospitality company to prepare their wedding meal and cake for example, which means that everyone must put their trust in the company’s food hygiene practices. To avoid bouts of food poisoning, you could get a recommendation from a family member for a reputable hospitality company to prepare your food or you could do some research yourself.

    Reputable companies will have a food hygiene certificate for each member of staff and some will have other awards which indicate their attitude to food safety. All company’s serving food must carry out risk assessments to ensure that every stage of food preparation is controlled to lower the risk to the health of the public. This means that food storage, preparation and cooking regulations must be followed and records must be kept to show that regulations are being followed. Larger companies have too much business to lose by not following these regulations therefore they are often more reputable. However, there are some companies who become lax about the regulations which could result in an outbreak of food poisoning at your event. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for family event food poisoning, you may wish to contact a representative for advice.

    Types of food poisoning

    Food poisoning is caused by food which is contaminated with bacteria in the majority of cases and causes different symptoms depending on how severe the infection is and how much of the food was eaten. The symptoms usually include diarrhoea and nausea but sometimes include headache and sickness. If food hygiene practices are not followed, there is a greater risk of giving a member of the public food poisoning. If this sounds like you, and you are thinking of claiming compensation for family event food poisoning, you can contact the Accident Advice Helpline to get advice.

    How we can help

    Accident Advice Helpline offers no-obligation advice to everyone who calls and can help you step by step through your compensation claim. If you have suffered food poisoning, you do not need to keep quiet about it; by claiming compensation you could be preventing this company from making someone else ill. Call us on our free helpline to discuss your claim today.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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