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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."

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    Compensation for food poisoning from a hot dog cart

    Compensation for food poisoning from a hot dog cart

    Hot dog carts are far too enticing, the smell of the onions frying and hot dogs cooking is enough draw anyone in, even those who aren’t particularly fond of hot dogs. On a busy day shopping or a day out with the family, a quick hot dog can be the ideal snack and perfect way to refuel, giving you energy to carry on.

    Hot dog stands have plenty of hot dogs readily available, they cook them quickly and serve their customers with speed, which is one of the reasons they are so perfect for a quick snack, however, because of this they are more prone to causing food poisoning.

    Understanding compensation

    When it comes to food poisoning claims, some of the most common we see at Accident Advice Helpline are concerning fast food stands – food poisoning from a hot dog cart being one of them.

    Dedicated to serving our customers and successfully fighting for their right to compensation, we provide a no win, no fee* service and no upfront costs, meaning our customers don’t have to pay anything if they are not awarded compensation. We now have 15 years’ experience in the industry and are successfully helping victims to claim compensation for their injuries.

    When compensation is calculated and awarded, the amount the victim receives is usually dependant on their suffering. More life-threatening cases will often be given a higher level of compensation, with minor injuries typically being awarded a lower amount.

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    Seeing if you are eligible to claim compensation for food poisoning from a hot dog cart couldn’t be easier, all you need to do is contact a personal injury specialist at Accident Advice Helpline who will take care of your entire claim for you.

    Understanding symptoms

    The symptoms of food poisoning include:

    • Nausea and/or vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Abdominal cramps and pain
    • A fever
    • Headaches
    • Weakness of the limbs

    These symptoms are mild and will usually pass within a few days without requiring any medical professional help. However, food poisoning from a hot dog cart can actually be quite severe, even life threatening. You should seek medical attention if:

    • You cannot keep fluids down
    • If you have a dry mouth and/or are very thirsty
    • If you have a fever reaching 38.6 degrees or more
    • Diarrhoea lasting for three days or more and/or bloody diarrhoea or vomiting
    • You are struggling to pass urine
    • If become unable to speak or see or use your senses

    To check if you are eligible to claim compensation or to find out more, call an expert professional at Accident Advice Helpline, on 0800 689 0500.

    Our specialists will be able to tell you if you are eligible to claim and if so, how much you could expect you receive.

    Date Published: June 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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