Raw chicken can be dangerous and could lead to food poisoning, which is why it is always important to ensure that you cook chicken properly, to kill bacteria such as campylobacter. But what about if you’re not dining at home? We all enjoy a meal out at a restaurant or pub – or ordering a takeaway at the weekend – and we’re putting our trust in the people who prepare our food. What if they don’t practise good food hygiene? You could be at risk of food poisoning from undercooked chicken, if that’s the case.
A good way to check out how hygienic a pub, restaurant or takeaway is, is to check online for their food hygiene rating. Avoid any establishments with a low rating, as this means that improvement is needed, and you could out yourself at risk of food poisoning from undercooked chicken if you eat there. It’s common for poultry to be contaminated with campylobacter bacteria, the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, but if it is cooked properly at high temperatures, the bacteria is killed off.
If food poisoning has left you feeling unwell, you should let the establishment in question know and you may also wish to report them to the environmental health department of your local council. It’s up to you if you wish to contact a personal injury lawyer, but you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Are you at risk of complications?
Most people recover fully from food poisoning, with no ill-effects. However, complications can occur, and if you are a child, elderly or already ill, you may be at risk of developing complications which could require hospital treatment. Some of these complications, such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes paralysis, can be very serious or even life-threatening. If this happens to you, contact a personal injury lawyer to find out if you could make a claim – you could receive a substantial settlement.
Claiming compensation after eating undercooked chicken
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline if you’ve suffered from food poisoning – we’ve helped hundreds of customers in a similar situation to claim compensation. We work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, which means you don’t pay a penny upfront, so our services are affordable to all. We are proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our high level of customer service, and with 15 years’ industry experience, we’re here to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t let undercooked chicken ruin your holiday or celebration – get in touch with us today by calling 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen