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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

    Sending a food poisoning claim letter to a restaurant

    Visiting a restaurant should be a pleasant experience, regardless of whether you are going for business or pleasure. You should expect to receive good customer service and food, and not be left ill or with food poisoning as a result. If you have been the victim of food poisoning and are wondering whether or not to send a food poisoning claim letter, speak to our team of advisors first so that you have the opportunity to get the maximum amount of compensation.

    How does food poisoning happen?

    Food poisoning happens when food is exposed to harmful bacteria or viruses after being stored or cooked incorrectly. The food may be out of date, or been prepped with utensils which were used to touch raw meats or fish. Was your food raw or did it taste peculiar? You may have not noticed there was anything wrong with your food until several hours or days later.

    If you had to see a doctor for your symptoms and food poisoning was diagnosed, we would like to speak to you and find out whether someone was negligent and caused your food poisoning.

    What can you do about food poisoning?

    Once you’ve eaten spoiled food there is not a lot you can do about your physical symptoms other than see a doctor and try to keep your fluids up. You may have to rest or you may experience vomiting or diarrhoea. If you are pregnant, elderly or suffering from another illness, you may be dangerously affected by food poisoning.

    What you can do about food poisoning is find out what your rights are and whether you qualify to make a claim for compensation. Compensation can be awarded for your discomfort and any loss of earnings from unpaid time taken from work.

    If I don’t send a food poisoning claim letter, what should I do?

    Instead of sending a food poisoning letter to the restaurant which made you sick, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for guidance and support. Sending a letter to the restaurant may not get you the response that you want, or they may offer you a free meal or a low amount of compensation, yet with our help we will fight to get you the most compensation possible.

    Call our team on 0800 689 0500 (or if calling from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993).

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

    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.