Cooking Christmas Dinner at home can be a lot of work, from shopping for the ingredients for roast turkey with all the trimmings, to preparing it, cooking it and doing the dishes afterwards. So it’s no wonder that many of us choose to go out to eat at Christmas, booking a meal with friends and family, so we can enjoy a delicious dinner without any of the hard work!
However when eating out, you are relying on the people who prepare and cook your food to take precautions to ensure that Christmas meal food poisoning doesn’t strike. There’s nothing worse than being struck down by food poisoning over the holidays, when you are supposed to be relaxing and enjoying yourself!
Christmas meal food poisoning can be caused by a variety of things, from poor hygiene practices in a restaurant kitchen to raw and cooked food becoming cross-contaminated – it may even be that the chef has failed to cook the turkey thoroughly! If you’ve been affected by food poisoning after dining out this Christmas, you may wish to consider claiming compensation for your suffering.
Is it really worth claiming?
When you consider that food poisoning symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and stomach cramps, it’s easy to see how your holidays could be spoilt, so making a claim for compensation is well worth it.
There’s usually a three-year time limit in place to claim, and the amount you receive will depend on your pain and suffering and any loss of earnings you have sustained from time off work to recover from your symptoms.
Most claims are fairly straightforward and can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court unless the other party denies liability.
Claim with Accident Advice Helpline
You want to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust, and here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are proud to be recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen.
We’ve been in the personal injury industry for over 14 years, and have helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for food poisoning, so if you’ve been affected this festive season, don’t delay, get in touch with us today.
Take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much you could claim, or call our freephone helpline – we’re open 24/7 – to see whether you have a viable claim; you have nothing to lose as we offer a 100% no win, no fee service.
Date Published: January 20, 2015
Author: David Brown