Most of us enjoy having a takeaway from time to time. Regardless of what kind of takeaway you enjoy you will probably assume whatever you order will be safe to eat and be enjoyable – the ideal alternative to cooking at home and doing the washing up! You certainly wouldn’t expect to find a sharp object in food, whether it had been baked into a pizza or left in some other takeaway dish. If you did find something like this you would feel you had a lucky escape since you could have swallowed it.
A sharp object in food clearly contravenes the food safety laws that are in place to protect customers from incidents such as these. Accident Advice Helpline has helped people win compensation when they have been put in potential danger in such cases. In other instances where people have received injuries, they have also been able to seek compensation.
Launching an investigation
In these cases an internal investigation will usually take place at the food outlet where the offending food was prepared. However some people will report the incident to food standards so it can be investigated further by an outside source. If health and safety laws have been found to have been contravened there will be a good chance that negligence is proven.
Accident Advice Helpline has been through situations where people have told us about horrific things they have found in their food. While it is horrible enough to find a bug or something similar in your food, finding a sharp object is often much worse because of the potential for injury.
It is good to know incidents such as these are exceptionally rare. When they do occur they do tend to make it into the papers. People want to warn others of what happened so they can potentially escape the same thing happening to them.
By making sure you take photos as evidence and have a timeline of what happened and when, you can count this as evidence towards any claim you may make for compensation. If you require assistance with a no win, no fee* claim, it might be worth calling Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Call free and see if you can get the answers – and the outcome – you need now.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown