How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "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

    Learn more

    Rising demand could lead to increase in venison food poisoning cases


    A public meeting held at Exford Memorial Hall in Exmoor last week highlighted the risk of shooting stags and how it was damaging Exmoor’s famous red deer population. This dangerous poaching crime wave, spurred on by a rising demand for venison at pubs and restaurants across the West Country, sees owners buying venison at the back door, from unlicensed vendors.

    As well as fuelling illegal poaching, there’s a real risk of venison food poisoning, from carcasses that have not been handled properly. Poaching across the West Country is on the rise, and PC Martin Beck, who chaired the meeting, commented, “We are coming up to the height of the poaching season, between now and Christmas.”

    The police urged the public to call 999 if they see poachers on their land. With consumption of venison rising by 400%, cases of venison food poisoning are also on the rise. It’s currently an offence to shoot deer in closed season or at night, but it’s obvious that both practices are being carried out by poachers in the west.

    Have you suffered from food poisoning?

    If you have suffered from venison food poisoning after consuming venison at a pub or restaurant, you may be able to claim compensation. Pub and restaurant owners should be carrying out stringent checks to make sure the meat they purchase is safe for consumption; they should always know where it has come from and ensure it has been handled properly. If this hasn’t happened and customers are ill as a result, restaurant and pub owners could be held responsible. If you’ve suffered from food poisoning, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to find out if you could claim compensation.

    Making a claim

    Claiming compensation doesn’t have to be complicated. Just get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline – we have 14 years’ experience handling personal injury claims for everything from food poisoning to road traffic accidents. Our team are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and we’ll be able to tell you straight away if you have a viable claim. Most claims are straightforward and can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court. It’s easy to find out right now how much you could claim for your food poisoning – just take the 30-second test on our website or call our freephone helpline. We’re open 24/7, so someone will always be here to take your call.

    Source: Somerset Live 

    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.