Consuming nuts can have serious health implications for those who suffer from a nut allergy. As with slips, trips and falls, if you are in a public establishment and experience an allergic reaction due to the fault of the owner of the premises, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have sustained.
Danger-free dining: the legalities
When a restaurant, café or other eatery welcomes you into their establishment, they have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety during your visit. It is a legal requirement that companies notify customers of products which contain nuts or traces or nuts, for the convenience and safety of nut allergy sufferers.
When a member of the general public consumes or comes into contact with nuts without warning and this triggers a health issue, it is likely that this customer has a case for personal injury compensation.
Your claim for a nut allergy: the eligibility checklist
Not all claims for public incidents are eligible for a compensation claim. To ensure that your case is eligible, you must be able to provide:
- Confirmation that the reaction was at no fault of your own; and
- Proof that the incident occurred within the last three years.
It is also helpful if you can gather supporting evidence, such as a copy of the menu and details of any medical attention and/or treatment that you have received.
How to pursue a claim
Legal proceedings for personal injuries and illness can be complex, stressful and time consuming for those without experience. Rather than adding to the trauma of your incident, it is worthwhile passing your claim to a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline offer a 24/7 service for victims of personal injury and illness. Initially liaising with you and our team to establish the validity of your claim, we will determine whether or not your case is worth pursuing. Should you decide to go ahead, Accident Advice Helpline will assign your case to one of our suited legal representatives, who will manage your case through to the end.
As a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline aim to make the process as streamlined as possible. There is often no need for claimants to attend court and most claims can be handled entirely over the phone. Check the eligibility of your claim online today using Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation calculator. Then, when you are ready to start your claim, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 31, 2013
Author: David Brown