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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 a food convention injury

    Feeling hungry? Good, because there’s going to be plenty on offer to tempt you at that food convention! Food conventions and shows are usually themed around a specific products such as beer or cheese, but they may also pick a theme such as Scottish food or fine French wines.

    Attending a food convention usually gives you the opportunity to listen to speakers, watch cookery demonstrations, attend workshops and of course sample some of the most delicious food. The last thing on your mind will be suffering a food convention injury, but be careful, as it could happen.

    How have you been injured?

    You could be involved in an accident at a food convention whether you are a member of staff or a member of the public visiting the convention. Members of staff might be directly involved in cookery demonstrations or product sampling, which means there’s the possibility of kitchen-related injuries such as knife cuts, burns etc.

    If you’re a member of the public who has suffered from a food convention injury, you might have been injured after a slip, trip or fall on a food or drink spillage, or perhaps you’ve come down with food poisoning after sampling products at the show?

    If somebody else is to blame for your accident, then you could claim personal injury compensation. For example if you’ve been affected by food poisoning, the company or companies which sold you the food could be held liable. If you’ve suffered back or leg injuries after a slip on a spillage, the convention organisers could be at fault – it’s their job to ensure that the premises are safe for members of the public.

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    If you’re not quite sure who is at fault but you know somebody else is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We’ll tell you whether you have a viable personal injury claim and gather evidence in support of your claim.

    I don’t want to go to court

    Nobody does – but the good news is that most personal injury claims are not that complex and can be dealt with over the phone. Your claim will be settled out of court and you will be awarded a personal injury settlement for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings, if your claim is successful.

    It’s only if the other side denies liability that you may need to go to court, and Accident Advice Helpline’s experienced personal injury lawyers will support you throughout the process. We provide a 100% no win, no fee* service to all our customers and you can call our freephone helpline for advice, day or night, on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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