When we stay away from home and are being fed by the establishment we are using, such as a guest house, it is extremely difficult for us to know what conditions our food has been cooked and kept in. If food is not kept in the right manner it may go bad and have the potential to cause food poisoning. It may also be possible that the person who served you the food has not taken responsibility to ensure that they are serving with properly sanitized cutlery, or that they have washed their hands before serving.
It is hard to spot when food may cause food poisoning, as most of the time there are no visible signs. If you do contract guest house food poisoning you may experience vomiting, cramps, diarrhoea and stomach upsets. In more serious cases of food poisoning it can lead to damage of the nervous system and in extremely rare cases could even lead to death.
What do I do if I think I have food poisoning from a guest house?
The problem with food poisoning is that it can be hard to tell which food has led to you feeling unwell, as you may have eaten three or four meals that day and the symptoms may take a while to appear. If you suspect it may be guest house food poisoning that you have developed then make sure you have made a note of everything you have eaten in the guest house restaurant, and also alert them immediately to prevent any further occurrences with other guests.
You should seek medical attention immediately as the medical notes may play an important part in your claim for compensation. If there have been other incidents of food poisoning in the guest house that you are aware of, it may be wise to take the contact details of any affected guests, as this will aid you in your case. Whatever the case, Accident Advice Helpline will help you gather the information you need.
How do I make a claim for food poisoning?
If you have reason to believe that a guest house was responsible for the food poisoning you have suffered from, you could be compensated for the physical sickness caused, loss of earnings, and prescription costs.
At Accident Helpline we have 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury cases just like these. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and benefit from a no win, no fee claim to seek the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas