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    Compensation for food poisoning causing diarrhoea


    Everyone suffers from diarrhoea at some point in their lives. This is an unpleasant condition that can potentially be caused by food poisoning among other things. You might also feel sick or be sick, or have stomach cramps and cold sweats. A lot could depend on the specific contaminant that has caused your upset.

    Food poisoning causing diarrhoea can be contracted in a variety of ways. If food isn’t stored at the proper temperature or is allowed to come into contact with other types of food, it may contaminate anyone who eats it.

    For example raw and cooked food should be kept separate and there should be an opportunity to keep both at the proper temperature too. Raw fruit and vegetables should be washed before eating or using in a recipe, and different foods should be prepared on different chopping boards.

    Experiencing food poisoning causing diarrhoea

    This affliction can sometimes have the potential to occur if you are unfortunate enough to go to a takeaway that is below-par with regard to the standards it adheres to. Food safety laws apply to all food outlets of all kinds, which means there is a requirement to make sure none of the laws are being broken. Everything should be kept clean with no chance of any contamination taking place.

    Unfortunately companies like Accident Advice Helpline do occasionally find evidence of negligence that has occurred on the part of the owner or manager of such an outlet. It doesn’t matter whether it is a restaurant or a takeaway, part of a chain or an individual outlet: What matters is the standard of service provided.

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    Negligence can help prove a compensation claim

    If an outlet is found to have been negligent and the owner is prosecuted and fined, there is a far better chance that those who fell ill as a result of eating there can claim compensation. In some cases people may only be ill for a couple of days, but this is not the point.

    Some cases of food poisoning can be more serious than others, especially if someone was already compromised in terms of their health.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist by providing no-obligation advice if you’re considering a no win, no fee* claim. Compensation could help right what went awry in your case. By calling us on 0800 689 0500 you can see what your position is.

    Date Published: July 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Food poisoning claims

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.