If you have ever had food poisoning you will know and understand just how uncomfortable and unpleasant it can be. Your exact symptoms will depend on the bacteria that is responsible for your illness. However the reality of it is that you won’t enjoy being ill throughout the experience.
Food poisoning at work is even more unpleasant since you caught it from the food you ate there. Most workplaces have a café or restaurant for their staff members to use. The food will be provided by workers who are trained in food safety and in the preparation and cooking of a variety of dishes. Their training and experience should prevent any food poisoning at work from occurring.
Are you the only one who has fallen ill?
If you have contracted food poisoning through eating something at work, you may find you are not the only one who has been ill. Often a particular source and dish has been responsible for causing people to fall ill, so it can become easier to ascertain where the poisoning has come from.
Accident Advice Helpline, in common with a variety of other similar companies, does hear from people who have picked up a case of food poisoning from eating at work. In these cases we strive to prove whether there is evidence of negligence that led to the illness cropping up. Since some people can suffer prolonged symptoms from food poisoning, it is important to make sure evidence is there to prove what has occurred.
Can you make a claim?
You may well be wondering this once you have got over the bulk of the poisoning. When you are going through the incident you won’t be thinking of much else at all except for feeling better. However once you do feel better you may start thinking about what happened and what it was that made you feel and be ill in the first place.
If you want any no-obligation advice regarding this, you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We have 15 years’ experience of dealing with all kinds of situations including cases where people have suffered from food poisoning that was not their fault.
We will assess the facts and consider them so we can work out whether a compensation claim could be successful. If we think you have a good case we will advise you as such. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out.
Category: Food poisoning claims