Eating out is one of life’s great pleasures and if you enjoy a tasty Chinese or Indian takeaway once in a while you know how nice it is to forget about cooking and washing up. However, eating out at a restaurant or ordering a takeaway brings with it some risks, including the risk of contracting food poisoning.
Food poisoning symptoms
Food poisoning symptoms can range from mild to severe, even causing lasting damage to your body. Did you know that food poisoning can damage your nervous system and even lead to death? Bacteria such as E-coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter can lead to serious illness or even death and can all be attributed to poor hygiene habits when handling food or drink. By law, takeaways must meet health and safety requirements regarding the preparation and storage of food. If these laws are not met and you suffer from food poisoning, you could be eligible to claim for compensation.
Food poisoning causes
Here are some of the most common things which can lead to food poisoning:
- Dirty kitchens and utensils
- Handling food with dirty hands
- Food stored at the wrong temperature
- Serving food which has not been properly cooked
- Not keeping food covered
Any of these could lead to the development of harmful bacteria which can cause food poisoning.
Claiming compensation for food poisoning
If you believe you have contracted food poisoning from a takeaway, you should contact an expert personal injury specialist immediately. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team of specialists work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and you can call us on our freephone helpline 24/7 to find out how we can help you. We believe that if you’ve suffered because of somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation and for many years’ we have worked to win compensation for thousands of clients just like you.
Take the 30-second test on our website and find out how much you could be eligible to claim, or give us a call and we should be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether your claim is viable. Our friendly, professional advisors can process most claims in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to attend court. We can offer you advice, answer your questions and start the claims process today – just pick up the phone and give us a call; what have you got to lose?
Date Published: February 24, 2014
Author: David Brown