Coffee shops are big business here in the UK, with more of us than ever before popping in for a morning coffee, enjoying a working lunch, meeting friends after work or even stopping off to work in our local coffee shop. Yet every time you eat or drink in a coffee shop you run the risk of coffee shop food poisoning.
Whether you’ve come down with coffee shop food poisoning after brunch with friends or started to feel unwell after a muffin and a latte, you could find you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation – after all somebody else is to blame. You’ll need the services of a personal injury lawyer, so choose Accident Advice Helpline; we have years of experience and come with an endorsement from our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
Causes of food poisoning
The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea – not exactly pleasant – and there are a variety of things which could lead to food poisoning:
- Dirty kitchens and food preparation areas
- Lack of hand washing amongst staff
- Using food or drink that’s out of date
- Not storing food properly (for example not keeping milk chilled)
- Failing to cook food properly, usually meat
- Cross-contamination between cooked and raw meat
- Pest or rodent infestation
- Dirty dishes and utensils
It can take anywhere from 24-72 hours for symptoms to appear, and if you start to feel unwell, you should let the coffee shop know – they may offer you some form of compensation such as a discount (if you want to go there again). We can help you make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve been affected by food poisoning. Our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there’s no need to worry about legal fees.
Should you make a claim?
Whilst most people start to feel better within a few days, food poisoning can occasionally give rise to long-term symptoms that can affect your life, and you may continue to feel nauseous or have to make dietary changes. Even if you feel better quite quickly, the coffee shop shouldn’t be allowed to continue with their negligent attitude towards food hygiene, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. If you’re not sure yet whether you want to claim, call us for confidential advice and answers to your questions – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen