The local petrol station. Not only is it a great place to stop off for fuel before a long journey, or top up your tank on your way home from the office – it’s also full of snacks and things you’ll need for your trip, from sandwiches to crisps and chocolate bars.
Some petrol stations even stock hot food that you can enjoy during the winter months. But when you’re shopping at a petrol station, the last thing you expect is to be struck down by food poisoning.
Unfortunately, unhygienic conditions could easily lead to food poisoning from a petrol station. Dirty shelves and storage areas, out-of-date food, food which has not been properly refrigerated or stored or even pest infestation could all lead to food poisoning from a petrol station and if you’re affected, you could come down with some pretty unpleasant symptoms.
If you’re setting off on a road trip, the last thing you need is to come down with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps which could leave you feeling unwell for days.
If you’ve been affected by food poisoning after eating food from a petrol station, you could claim personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering – but you’ll need to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out if you could make a claim.
Should I make a claim?
If you have been forced to take time off work to recover from food poisoning, or if you’ve ended up in hospital for medical treatment, you’ve probably been affected financially. When making a claim for compensation, your personal injury lawyer will consider not only your pain and suffering, but also any financial impact your illness has had.
The amount of compensation you’ll receive will take all these things into account, and could be helpful if you are struggling to pay the bills after becoming ill. It isn’t your fault you have come down with food poisoning, so why should you suffer in silence?
Claim with our help
With Accident Advice Helpline on your side, it couldn’t be easier to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Since 2000, we have been helping our customers claim compensation and we’re here to help you too.
If food poisoning has affected you, get in touch by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get confidential advice from our team.
There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, but if you do decide to go ahead, you’ll be pleased to hear we offer a 100% no win, no fee service.
Our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, has recommended us for our high standards of customer service, so why not see what we can do for you?