Ever eaten out at a restaurant or ordered a takeaway and started to feel really unwell the next day? Not just the ‘I’ve over-indulged’ feeling – but actually really ill. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps could follow, and if you have suspected food poisoning, you could find you need to take a few days, or even weeks, off work to recover from your illness.
But how did your suspected food poisoning occur? Poor food hygiene standards are usually to blame, and this is unfortunately more common than you might think. Checking the food hygiene rating of a restaurant or takeaway on the FSA website is a good habit to get into, as you’ll be able to avoid any establishments with a suspiciously low rating which usually means their food hygiene standards fall below acceptable levels.
If you’ve been struck down by food poisoning, symptoms usually clear up within a few days, although in rare cases they can last for weeks, months or even years. The good news is that once you feel better you may be able to claim personal injury compensation – you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer to find out more.
Time off work
If you’ve taken time off work to recover from your food poisoning, you’ll no doubt have been affected by loss of earnings. Whether you get company sick pay or are reliant on statutory sick pay, this can impact your family’s financial situation and could make it hard to find the money to pay the mortgage, rent or other household bills.
By claiming personal injury compensation, you could receive a settlement which takes into account your financial losses, pain and suffering and any expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your illness, such as travel to and from doctor’s appointments and prescription costs.
Choose us – we won’t let you down
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation you deserve, and it’s good to know you have a firm of professional, experienced personal injury lawyers on your side.
Because we have over 14 years’ experience in the industry, you can trust us to provide you with an excellent, efficient service which includes offering confidential, no-obligation advice.
All our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so if you’re worried about affording expensive legal fees, there’s no cause for concern. If food poisoning has affected your life, call us on 0800 689 0500 today to find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen