When people make the decision to dine out in a cafe or restaurant, they may have certain expectations. People dine out because they enjoy the experience, because they don’t have to clean or tidy up afterwards and because they find the company of their friends and family relaxing as they do so.
Whenever you dine out, you have the expectation that the food you are served will be safe for your consumption. In the event of a failure in this regard, you or your guests could become seriously ill with food poisoning and may need to make an accident injury claim in Abertillery.
Food Poisoning Facts
Food poisoning is extremely common and occurs when food is not prepared or stored correctly. When this happens, bacteria grows or multiplies on the food and this can lead to food poisoning. Buffet food, for example, causes a variety of problems because it is left out for long periods of time.
Food poisoning causes a variety of symptoms including nausea, sickness, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and fever. Symptoms may be much worse in children, the elderly, those with compromised immune systems and pregnant women.
Making an Accident Injury Claim in Abertillery
In order to make a claim for food poisoning, it is necessary to keep as much information as possible. In some situations, you may be aware of where you contracted the illness from. In others you may have to notify the Environmental Health Office of the places you dined at and they will investigate on your behalf.
In either event, the accident injury claim in Abertillery will depend upon being able to prove where the food poisoning came from and that it came as the result of the negligence or poor practices of a particular establishment.
It is therefore necessary to keep records of times, dates and a diary of symptoms in order to prove the case. This will provide your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor with all the relevant information they need to establish the validity of your case.
Starting your claim
To start your accident injury claim in Abertillery you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. It is important you make a claim within three years of the date of your illness to ensure you remain eligible to do so.
Find out if you can make a claim today by calling us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. We can offer free, no obligation advice to get you started today.
Date Published: March 25, 2015
Author: David Brown