Every time you eat anywhere other than at home, you’re putting yourself at risk of food poisoning, however slim that risk may be. Whilst there’s no point in being paranoid, it is a good idea to check the food hygiene rating of a restaurant, pub or takeaway online before eating a meal out. This means that you can find out in advance if they have low standards of food hygiene that could potentially put you at risk.
With over half a million cases of food poisoning reported in the UK every year, you’re not alone if you decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline have helped hundreds of customers to claim compensation after being affected by food poisoning caused by low standards of food hygiene, and we could help you too.
Whether you have been ill for just a few days or suffered symptoms over a longer period and been forced to take time off work, why should you suffer because somebody else failed to pay attention to food hygiene standards? From upmarket Michelin star restaurants to cafés and Chinese takeaways, establishments serving food have a responsibility to ensure that they meet high standards for food hygiene.
Poor food hygiene
What constitutes poor food hygiene? Well, things like:
- Lack of hand washing in the kitchen, which could spread bacteria and faecal matter;
- Dirty work surfaces and food preparation areas;
- Failing to cook meat properly or store it properly;
- Storing raw and cooked meat together, causing contamination; and
- Washing poultry under running water, which could spread campylobacter.
All these things and more could lead to food poisoning, but the good news is that if you’ve become ill after being struck down by food poisoning, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation you deserve. We come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
Claiming within three years
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so whether you’ve been unlucky enough to suffer food poisoning after a special meal out or have even been affected by food poisoning whilst in hospital, you can call Accident Advice Helpline for confidential advice. Food poisoning could leave you feeling seriously unwell, and you may suffer loss of earnings after taking time off work to recover from your illness – this will be taken into account when you make a claim. So, get in touch today; there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim and it’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown