West Sussex is officially the sunniest county in the United Kingdom making it a great place to live, visit or work. With its beautiful coastline housing the seaside towns of Brighton and Bognor Regis with their pubs and restaurants, and a multitude of outdoor activities such as cycling, walking or horse-riding, there is plenty to attract people to live, work and visit this beautiful place. Unfortunately these positive attributes do not make the area immune to personal injuries and illnesses.
Food poisoning in West Sussex
When it comes to an illnesses like food poisoning people are likely to view it more as a day-to-day illness which is unworthy of compensation. However, its effects can be quite nasty and it can be brought about in circumstances which were no fault of the victim so in these respects it is just as worthy as many other injuries and illnesses to receive compensation via a claim with Accident Advice Helpline in West Sussex.
Food poisoning occurs through the consumption of food contaminated by bacteria or a virus. Some food types such as fish, eggs, raw meat and poultry and unpasteurised milk are more susceptible to contamination and should be handled with extra care.
Symptoms of food poisoning include:
- Stomach cramps
- A high temperature
Although the condition is not usually serious it can last a number of days and force the victim to take time off work which may result in a loss of income. Its effects can be worse on elderly people, young children and babies as well as pregnant women and these groups should contact a doctor or other medical professional just to be on the safe side.
Claiming for food poisoning
If you have suffered an incidence of food poisoning after eating out at a restaurant, café, pub or other food outlet then you could be eligible for compensation.
With personal injury and illness claims you must not be responsible for the circumstances in which you were injured or made ill. In regards to food poisoning then this could be any situation in which the contaminated food was made by another person and this person did not warn the victim of its harmful effects, whether they were aware of them or not.
Other conditions may apply so you are best speaking with a professional advisor at Accident Advice Helpline in West Sussex before going any further with a claim.
How should I contact Accident Advice Helpline in West Sussex?
For further advice about a food poisoning claim, you can contact our friendly and professional advisors free of charge from a landline by dialling 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call us on 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply to mobile calls).
Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and an advisor will call you back to discuss you claim.
Date Published: 13th July 2013
Author: David Brown