Going out for a meal is a great way to enjoy good food, drink and time with your friends, family or partner. Often, we go out for a meal for a special occasion, but whether you’re dining out for something special or just going for a quick bite to eat, you expect good food and good service. The last thing on anybody’s mind is being injured whilst eating out. From food poisoning to slip and trip injuries, you could find yourself hurt after a meal out at a restaurant, and you could make a claim for personal injury compensation after your accident. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve – we could help you next.
Food poisoning is no laughing matter
The most common complaint after a meal out is food poisoning. It can come on suddenly, or take 48-72 hours to develop, with symptoms ranging from nausea and stomach cramps to vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. For the elderly, infirm or children, food poisoning could be life threatening, as there is a real risk of dehydration. Most people will make a full recovery within a few days, but chances are you’ll need to take at least a couple of days off work if you have been struck down by food poisoning. It’s usually caused by unhygienic practices – such as cross-contamination between cooked and raw meat, meat not being cooked properly, or even a pest infestation. Other injuries you could sustain eating out include:
- Slip, trip or fall injuries – for example slipping on a wet restaurant floor
- Injured by defective seats or table – sharp edges could cause lacerations
- Scalds or burns after hot drinks or food is spilt on you
- Cuts from broken glasses or crockery
Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim personal injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee basis, if you have been injured and the restaurant is to blame.
Making a claim
Sometimes people feel guilty about making a claim for personal injury compensation, but there really is no reason to. If you have been injured whilst eating out at a restaurant or pub, the owner could be held responsible if they have been negligent. You deserve to be compensated, and you could find out right now if you’re eligible to make a claim, by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our team of expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether to get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton