Many of us grab a snack at petrol stations – particularly if we’re stopping off to refuel on a long road trip. Even if you’re just popping in to pick up some snacks to take home or essentials such as bread and milk, the last thing you expect is to get sick from petrol station food. We trust petrol stations and corner shops to sell food that is high quality and safe to eat; sadly this isn’t always the case.
There are a number of things that could cause you to become sick from petrol station food, such as:
- Unhygienic conditions such as pest infestation or dirty food storage areas
- Selling out-of-date food
- Selling hot food and drinks in a dirty environment
If you have become ill after eating petrol station food, what can you do about it? You should definitely let the petrol station owner know – and you may wish to call your local council’s environmental health department, who may carry out an inspection of the premises to find out what has caused your illness, particularly if other people have also reported illness.
You may be able to claim personal injury compensation, so it’s a good idea to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out whether this is a possibility.
Should you claim?
It’s easy to feel daunted at the prospect of making a claim – but there’s no need to. Petrol station owners will have liability insurance in place to protect them in the event of a claim, and if you have become ill due to somebody else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated.
The good news is that it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court as most claims are settled before this point and can be processed in full over the phone. So if you have been struck down by food poisoning, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer to find out more.
We’re here for you
When you’re considering making a claim for personal injury compensation, you want somebody on your side that you can trust.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline are here – we offer confidential advice to all our customers, as we know the aftermath of any accident or illness can be a stressful time.
There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, but, if you do decide you want to claim, we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so that’s one less thing to worry about.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to a member of our team today and find out more about the claims process.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen