Before dining out, you can check the food hygiene rating of any restaurant online; the FSA recommend we all do this before trying a new restaurant for the first time. Food hygiene ratings are a good indication of how clean an establishment is; restaurants receive a star rating based on their last food hygiene inspection, and poor restaurant hygiene standards could put customers at risk of food poisoning.
If you have been unlucky enough to be a victim of food poisoning and you believe that poor restaurant hygiene standards are to blame, it may be a good idea to get in touch with the environmental health department at your local council, who may investigate. You could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering, so it is worth contacting a personal injury lawyer to find out if you have a viable claim.
The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on the extent of your suffering – if you have been seriously ill and taken months off work to recover, this will be taken into account.
Making a claim – what happens next?
If you believe that poor restaurant hygiene standards have caused your food poisoning, you’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer to make a claim – a three-year time limit applies for claiming, so make sure you don’t miss out. The good news is that most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court. If you do need to, your personal injury lawyer will support you every step of the way. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account any loss of earnings you have suffered as well as any other financial expenses such as travel to and from medical appointments.
Get in touch to find out more
Whether you have questions about the claims process or simply want to get the ball rolling on your personal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. It’s free to call and you can expect to receive confidential, no-obligation advice. We have a team of professional personal injury lawyers and have the experience in the industry, plus we offer a 100% no win, no fee** service, so why not find out more today by getting in touch? You know you can rely on us – we come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: February 19, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a restaurant