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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 food poisoning from an Indian restaurant

    When you go out to eat, you look forward to someone else cooking you a delicious meal, serving you, and best of all, no dishes to do afterwards! We put our trust in chefs, waiters and kitchen staff to serve us properly cooked, safe to eat food, but sometimes things do go wrong. If you’ve come down with food poisoning from an Indian restaurant, you’re probably feeling frustrated and angry.

    Whilst there are plenty of vegetarian dishes at Indian restaurants, most curries include meat of some kind such as chicken or lamb. Campylobacter is the most common bacteria which cause food poisoning, and it’s usually found in raw poultry. Cooking and storing food properly ensures that the bacteria are killed, and restaurants should always buy their poultry from a reputable supplier.

    If you have been struck down by food poisoning from an Indian restaurant, you should call the restaurant to let them know, and you may wish to consider claiming compensation for your pain and suffering, particularly if you have needed time off work to recover.

    What are your symptoms?

    The symptoms of food poisoning usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, but it’s not unusual to have a fever and headache too. There’s a real risk of dehydration, so it’s important to drink plenty of water and avoid eating for at least 24 hours.

    If you have needed time off work to recover from your food poisoning symptoms or have been admitted to hospital seriously ill, you’ve probably suffered from loss of earnings. This, as well as your pain and suffering and any medical costs incurred, will be taken into account when you make a claim for food poisoning compensation. There’s usually a three year time limit in place in which to make a claim, so it’s best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today

    Call Accident Advice Helpline right now and we’ll be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim or not. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers has 14 years’ experience handling food poisoning claims, and because we’re backed by our patron, Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust us to provide you with the very best customer service. It’s easy to find out if you have a viable claim, just call our freephone 24/7 helpline for confidential advice; there’s no obligation to proceed. What’s more, we operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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