An alarming trend is developing regarding people getting sick at restaurants. This is even happening at high-end restaurants sometimes. Perhaps it is because of rising costs causing them to cut corners or perhaps it is because inspections are not being handled as well. Whatever the reason, if you have become the unfortunate victim of food poisoning from an evening out that landed you in the hospital, if you have trouble getting the restaurant to pay your medical bills it might be a good idea to contact an accident solicitor in Herefordshire.
Accident Solicitor Herefordshire Regarding Food Poisoning
Food poisoning occurs because of unsafe food handling. It can happen because ingredients are not stored at the right temperature. Another cause can be the lack of proper hand washing techniques by the chefs and wait staff. It can even go back to the provider of the food and not be caused directly by the restaurant. An unclean kitchen can contaminate foods as well. Anything that lets bacteria and other contagions onto the food can lead to food poisoning. Sometimes it is minor enough that a person’s digestive system can dispel the aggravation in a day or two and be back to normal. Other times it is severe enough to require hospitalization. In the rarest instances, it can even lead to death. Even a minor occurrence of food poisoning should be reported. It is likely that if you became sick, others may also if the problem is not remedied. Anything other than a minor case should be handled with a claim to cover the hospitalisation, loss of work and any other costs related to the incident. An accident solicitor can help with the claim including taking the restaurant and/or supplier to court.
Accident Solicitor Herefordshire Regarding Food Allergy
When you have a severe allergy, it is imperative that you fully explain your condition to the wait staff, especially if your reaction could be severe. Once notified, it is their job to keep you safe from those ingredients or notify you that the risk is too high for your particular situation so that you can go elsewhere. If they fail to do so and you suffer an allergic reaction then they are responsible for any medical costs involved. Even if your reaction is mild and handled with an allergy medication you carry, you should still speak to the manager about what happened. For more severe reactions, have an accident solicitor file a case against them on your behalf.
Accident Solicitor Herefordshire Regarding Other Restaurant Negligence
Other things can happen at restaurants besides problems with the food and some of these things are total negligence on the part of the restaurant. Leaving a trip hazard go uncorrected, having unsafe electrical wiring, having poor lighting in the parking lot, not clearing spilled drinks or food promptly, dropping a hot beverage on a customer and having an employee steal credit card numbers are examples of issues that could lead to an injury or loss.
If any of the above situations happens to you when expecting your dining experience to be anything but hazardous, calling an accident solicitor in Herefordshire is your best bet. Let them go to bat for you and get you reimbursed for your expenses and perhaps even something for your pain and suffering. Give us a call and we can help you find the right one.
Date Published: 7th October 2013