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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."

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    Claiming compensation for food poisoning at a wedding


    Organising a wedding can be a stressful experience, especially when looking for a reputable caterer to serve your meals and your buffet food. Getting some advice from a family member or friend can usually help as they often go by their own experiences of a hospitality company. However, it is advised to do some research on your chosen company to ensure that they follow strict hygiene procedures as the last thing you need to spoil your big day is a bout of food poisoning. Food poisoning is contracted when food is contaminated with bacteria (in most cases) and this can be easily spread to food if a company becomes lazy when following hygiene regulations. All companies serving food to the public have a responsibility to keep them safe from ill health and to lower the risk of contaminating their food.

    This means they must follow safety procedures for preparing, storing and cooking food and should be keeping a very clean establishment. Getting food poisoning at a wedding, especially your own, can be a devastating experience and can ruin your day. You could also be ill for a few days afterwards which may spoil your honeymoon when you are supposed to be relaxing and enjoying your holiday. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for food poisoning at a wedding, you may wish to contact a representative to get advice.

    Food poisoning outbreaks

    Many people are only ill for a few days but food poisoning at a wedding means that you are likely to have your day ruined as well as the days afterwards. Bed rest and plenty of fluids normally clear the infection within a few days but other people may suffer a more severe infection which could require antibiotics and a hospital stay. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for your pain and suffering, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for representation or some initial advice.

    What we do

    As a law firm which specialises in personal injury and illness claims, we help victims of negligence to claim compensation when they have been caused undue suffering at the hands of someone else. Our helpline is free to call for no-obligation advice from our experts or you can use our 30-second online test to get an idea of how successful your claim is likely to be. Our no win, no fee** policy means that you do not have to fork out more money to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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