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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The danger of food poisoning from salad


    Many might doubt that they could get food poisoning from salad but it is easily done due to cross contamination or from ingredients added to a salad. Food poisoning is no happy event and if you have suffered with vomiting, diarrhoea or weakness you may want to consider compensation. You may have had a scary experience due to being elderly, pregnant or already suffering from a sickness when you then got food poisoning.

    Why did my salad make me ill?

    Your salad may have been a simple mix of leaves and veggies and you still got food poisoning. Food poisoning may have occurred if your salad was prepared on a surface or with utensils which had also been used to prepare raw meat. This is called cross contamination and it is well known about in food health and safety and should not have been allowed to happen.

    Your salad may have contained meat or fish which was spoiled or had not been stored or cooked properly. It is unfair to trust someone with your health and pay for a meal which makes you ill. You have the right to be compensated for food poisoning if it was not your fault and you needed medical attention.

    How much compensation could I get from food poisoning from salad?

    Each food poisoning case we represent is different due to the individual circumstances and no case is ever the same. However, you can find out quickly online whether you are likely to have a case for compensation and even how much it could be worth by trying out our 30-second claim calculator.

    Or if you prefer you can speak to an expert legal advisor over the phone about your situation to find out how much compensation you could expect to receive.

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    Support and advice following your food poisoning ordeal

    No one enjoys food poisoning and when you realise that someone else is responsible for your suffering it can leave you feeling upset or angry. Get the justice you deserve with Accident Advice Helpline and call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles) today.

    Making a claim may help prevent future instances of food poisoning from happening because the negligent party will have to take customer health more seriously. Don’t let anyone else suffer the same symptoms you did, take action and get compensation.

    Date Published: November 23, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Food poisoning claims

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