Food poisoning is far from fun, as you will realise only too well if you have ever suffered from it. It can be very draining and make you feel very ill indeed. While it can happen to the best of us, it can be enormously frustrating if you suffer from food poisoning in Bolton (or indeed in any other part of the country) as a result of eating a takeaway. Eating at a restaurant could also potentially incur food poisoning. However it should be noted that very few people will ever suffer this condition at an outlet similar to these. Indeed, the vast majority of people who run takeaways and restaurants do so by adhering to the highest of standards at all times. Food safety laws are there to protect us all, and the majority of those working in the business do everything they can, not just to meet the required conditions but to exceed them.
This doesn’t mean some people do not fall short though. Fortunately regular inspections mean the premises that don’t adhere to the rules are quickly discovered. This can potentially lead to prosecution if they repeatedly flout the rules.
How bad could a case of food poisoning be?
Food poisoning can range from being quite mild in nature to very severe. Thankfully few people will require any kind of medical treatment, although there is the potential for frail or elderly people, and also sometimes the young, to require hospital treatment. Symptoms usually resolve themselves after a day or two, although the patient may end up feeling off-colour for quite some time afterwards as a result of being ill in this way. It is also possible to become dehydrated following a period of sickness like this.
Call Accident Advice Helpline – we deal with more than just accidents
Don’t be fooled by the name – we can help if you have been the victim of food poisoning caused by sub-standard conditions in a takeaway or restaurant. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and this is the number you need to call if you have suffered from a similar problem. Providing it has occurred within the last three years our professional injury compensation lawyers will be able to take a look at your case to see whether a no win, no fee* claim might be worth pursuing. Wouldn’t you like to know for sure?
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen