Coming down with food poisoning is no laughing matter – symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea, and in severe cases, hospital treatment may be required. Food poisoning can be very dangerous for anyone who is already ill, the elderly and children, who are more at risk of dehydration and may need to be admitted to hospital to make a full recovery. In some cases, symptoms of food poisoning can linger for weeks, months or even years, affecting your quality of life. So the next time you choose a takeaway in Grimsby, think carefully.
It’s a good idea to check the food hygiene ratings of your takeaway online – businesses receive a rating of one to five stars (where one is the poorest rating) based on their food hygiene standards. If you feel that an establishment you’ve visited is not up to scratch, or if you have contracted food poisoning in Grimsby after eating food from your local takeaway, you could report them to your local council’s environmental health department. They may carry out a food hygiene inspection. You may also be eligible to claim compensation for food poisoning in Grimsby, but you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Should you claim food poisoning compensation?
A poor food hygiene rating can have a serious impact on the success of any business, but if you’ve been struck down by food poisoning due to a business owner’s negligence, you’re entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering (as well as any loss of earnings). Why should a negligent business owner get away with poor food hygiene standards? The claims process is usually fairly straightforward and in most cases you won’t even need to attend court – you could receive a substantial settlement, depending on the extent of your illness and suffering.
Claim the compensation you deserve
We believe that you deserve to be financially compensated for your food poisoning, and we’re here to help make sure that happens. Accident Advice Helpline has been in business since 2000, and during that time we have helped hundreds of customers claim the compensation they deserve after suffering from food poisoning. Get in touch with us today by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more. We’ve been highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service, so why not find out for yourself how we can help you?
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen