For anyone running an establishment preparing and serving food, food hygiene is of the utmost importance. Poor food hygiene and safety standards could put customer’s lives at risks, causing food poisoning and serious illness. It’s important that excellent standards of food hygiene are maintained in professional kitchens. But how do you know if the restaurant or pub you’re eating at has high standards?
The Food Standards Agency website is the place to head to check the food hygiene ratings of any establishment. Here you can find out whether poor food hygiene and safety is an issue at the restaurant or takeaway you’re planning to visit. Establishments are given a ‘star’ rating, from one star (the worst) to five stars (the best). So you can see at a glance what a restaurant’s standards are like.
If poor food hygiene and safety has led to your illness, you may wish to consider making a claim for personal injury compensation. Why should you suffer because of somebody else’s negligence? A personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you whether or not you have a valid claim – but don’t wait too long, as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
How much compensation could you receive?
Poor food hygiene is a problem for many establishments, and if you’ve become ill as a result of negligence, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
The amount you’ll receive will vary depending on what has happened to you – for example, if you have needed to take time off work for a few weeks due to food poisoning, you could receive a settlement which covers your loss of earnings, as well as your suffering.
If you have been affected by long-term food poisoning symptoms, which in some cases can affect you for years, this will be taken into account when you make a claim for personal injury compensation.
How can you make a claim?
The first step towards a successful claim is to choose and contact a reputable personal injury lawyer. But why should you choose Accident Advice Helpline? Well, for a start, we provide our customers with an excellent standard of customer service – just ask our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen!
Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to all, and you can call us at any time for confidential, no-obligation advice.
We believe you deserve to be compensated if you have suffered as a result of somebody else’s negligence, and we’re here to make sure that happens. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Food poisoning claims