The last thing you would expect on a night out is to get food poisoning in Highams Park. Thankfully the majority of takeaways and restaurants in the area have an excellent star rating as awarded by the Food Standards Agency.
This is a great way of ensuring you have as little chance as possible of falling ill through eating at a substandard outlet.
Unfortunately we don’t always check the ratings and if you simply choose a takeaway based on convenience or any other factor there is a slim chance it could backfire on you.
Food poisoning in Highams Park is rare but if you are one of the unlucky people who do occasionally suffer in this way, you might find you are laid low for some time.
Symptoms of food poisoning
It can be difficult to tell whether you have food poisoning or whether you have a bug. However if you have eaten something from a takeaway in the last few hours and you fall ill, it is potentially possible that the food could be to blame. It is much easier to tell if two or more people eat the same food and everyone falls ill.
Symptoms may include stomach cramps, sickness and diarrhoea, along with sweats and general discomfort. Normally symptoms will pass naturally within a day or two, but you can be left feeling very under the weather for a while before getting your strength back.
If it can be proven a takeaway or other outlet was negligent in their service, the affected people might have a chance to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline deals with cases like this and we always consider whether evidence of negligence is present. This will help support a potential claim.
Eating out and enjoying takeaways
Most of us will eat out occasionally or grab a takeaway on the way home. Whether you live or work in Highams Park or anywhere else, there is every chance you could have a great experience and not get food poisoning at all. These cases really are very rare, and it is important to note that.
However if you have already been unlucky in this respect you should focus on whether you have the chance to make a compensation claim.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500, you can get some answers today to see if you can claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen