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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

    Food poisoning caused by a restaurant – What can you do?

    If you have ever been unfortunate enough to experience food poisoning, you will know that it is far from being a laughing matter.

    The pain can be severe and the symptoms are enough to turn the strongest resolve into jelly.

    But if you believe that you have suffered from this condition and it was not your fault, you may be able to claim for financial compensation.

    How can I get food poisoning?

    Although many cases of food poisoning are not overly serious, a severe bout of this unpleasant condition can damage your nervous system and even cause death. Sadly food poisoning is a fairly common occurrence and many of us do nothing about claiming any compensation for it. If you regularly eat in low-end establishments, the chances of coming across contaminated food or drink could be fairly high.

    This food and drink may look and even taste okay, but the bacteria may be ready and waiting to pounce. If the restaurant does not store its food and drink in the right conditions, the potentially lethal bacteria will start to develop. The crockery, cutlery and cooking surfaces may be reasons for the food to become contaminated also.

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    How will I know if I have food poisoning?

    It may take up to four or five hours for the symptoms to surface but when they do, you will know that something is not right.

    The typical signs are vomiting, cramps, diarrhoea and general nausea. If you start to feel this way, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Try and remember exactly what it was that you ate and where this took place.

    Can I claim for food poisoning?

    Accident Advice Helpline is very experienced at helping individuals to make a successful claim for food poisoning compensation. We have a team ready and waiting on our 24/7 freephone helpline that will be happy to listen to your case.

    Just remember that you have become ill through no fault of your own and our legal experts always work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Most of these cases can be settled over the phone and you will rarely need to go to court.

    Just remember to have all of your details to hand and we will be able to tell you within minutes whether or not your case seems viable.

    So if you suspect you have been a victim of food poisoning, please call us now at Accident Advice Helpline.

    Date Published: October 19, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.