Going out for a meal is a special occasion – no cooking to do and best of all, no dishes to wash up afterwards! When you eat at a restaurant, you naturally expect to receive a high level of service, but unfortunately that can sometimes fall short. If the restaurant’s kitchen is unhygienic, you could suffer from illness caused by restaurant negligence and be left with food poisoning.
Food poisoning can be pretty nasty, leaving you with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pains, even fever, and it can last for several day, or even weeks, in severe cases. It’s a good idea to let the restaurant in question know that you’re ill as they may have had other customers complaining. You might also want to get in touch with your local council’s Environmental Health department, who may carry out an inspection into the restaurant’s hygiene standards.
Illness caused by restaurant negligence is no laughing matter, and if you’ve been affected, you could claim compensation – get in touch with a personal injury lawyer today to find out whether you are eligible to make a claim.
The dangers of food poisoning
Most people recover from food poisoning without any medical treatment – just rest and plenty of fluids – within a few days. However, for anyone who is already ill, and for children and the elderly, food poisoning could be more serious. Vomiting and diarrhoea can lead to dehydration and vulnerable people may become very ill and require to be hospitalised for treatment for food poisoning, so a real danger exists. If someone you love has been affected in this way after eating at a restaurant, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf.
Confidential advice you can trust
It’s important to choose a personal injury lawyer you can trust – after all, they’ll be handling your claim to get you the compensation you deserve. With over 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, and a recommendation from our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim professionally and efficiently. We’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and our freephone helpline is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, so whether you’re ready to make a claim for food poisoning or just need some more advice before you decide, get in touch with us today – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a restaurant