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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

    Compensation for awards ceremony food poisoning


    The mention of an awards ceremony probably makes you think of the Oscars. However, awards ceremonies can occur in all kinds of places. Many businesses and large companies run awards ceremonies from time to time; indeed many business sectors have ceremonies of this kind to acknowledge the best businesses in each field.

    It is rare for anything to go wrong at such ceremonies. For example awards ceremony food poisoning is very unlikely to happen. The best caterers are usually brought in to ensure people can enjoy the best meals and food possible. However, if something did go wrong there could be the potential of many people falling ill.

    How can awards ceremony food poisoning happen?

    This is a fair question to ask. In reality the majority of caterers ensure they provide services that far exceed the food safety laws in terms of health and safety. However, if something went wrong and a company did not follow every single piece of guidance in this area, the chances of food poisoning cropping up would increase.

    Accident Advice Helpline knows this to be true. We have heard from people who have attended such events in the past and fallen ill along with a number of other guests. If evidence can be traced to an offending food or service, there could be a chance to claim compensation.

    Is it possible to avoid food poisoning?

    Obviously if a particular food doesn’t smell good or you know it has been out in the open for some time and has not been kept at the proper temperature, it is best to steer clear of it. You may think you would be safe if you didn’t eat any meat or poultry. However, in reality if someone has used the same knife to cut raw poultry or meat and then has moved on to cut vegetables or salad with the same knife, you could still potentially fall ill. Thankfully such occurrences are rare since the majority of caterers providing these services provide only exceptional services.

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    If you’ve already fallen ill, be sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our 24/7 enquiry line is always free to use on 0800 689 0500. This will put you in contact with an experienced member of staff who can assess your situation to see whether a professional injury compensation lawyer could help you make a claim.

    Date Published: July 12, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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