If you have been struck down by food poisoning then you’ll know that the symptoms can be pretty nasty indeed. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps are all to be expected and you may suffer from fever, muscle aches and pains and headaches too. The last thing anybody expects after a nice meal out is to come down with food poisoning, but it is actually more common than you might think. If this has happened to you then the first thing you should do is contact the establishment where you ate, whether that’s a restaurant, café, pub or even a takeaway.
Making a food poisoning complaint isn’t just about complaining, it could also help to prevent other diners from becoming ill too. The management may try to take steps to make things right, but this doesn’t mean you can’t go ahead with a claim for personal injury compensation later.
Who do I speak to about a food poisoning complaint?
You can speak to the manager of the establishment where you ate to let them know that you have suffered and to make a food poisoning complaint. If you’re very concerned about food hygiene at the restaurant where you ate – for example if you think they have a pest infestation, then you could contact the environmental health department of your local council to ask that they investigate.
Poor food hygiene is a serious matter which could lead to illness and even death from food poisoning, so you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline once you start to feel better, to find out if you could make a personal injury claim.
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Our lawyers don’t charge any upfront fees for personal injury claims – we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us. If you have taken time off work after suffering from food poisoning then we can help you get compensation for your lost wages. Why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call today to find out more on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get confidential advice from our team of expert advisors.
Whether you have been ill for a few days or are suffering ongoing symptoms of food poisoning, we can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to, so call us today.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Food poisoning claims