If you live or are on holiday in Hintlesham, you may have suffered from an injury in an accident which was no fault of yours, or you may have become ill after eating out in or around Hintlesham. Did you know that is you have an illness which is caused by someone else’s negligence, you can claim personal injury compensation for it?
For example if you had food poisoning after eating at a restaurant, then the restaurateur could be found responsible for your illness and would have to pay you compensation for your pain, distress, suffering and any loss of earnings caused by the illness. You may wish to contact an accident solicitor in Hintlesham and could have already been looking for an accident solicitor in Hintlesham on the internet.
Food poisoning is usually caused by bacteria such as salmonella. If food is not cooked at the correct temperature, or if someone in the kitchen has handled poultry and then started making a salad without washing their hands or knife, then harmful bacteria can be transferred to the salad vegetables. Restaurant owners have a responsibility to ensure hygiene rules are adhered to in their kitchens.
You can also contract food poisoning from food you buy to cook at home. In this case you may have a claim for compensation against the owner of the shop you bought it from.
If you are unfortunate enough to have contracted food poisoning because of negligence on the part of someone else, you should keep all receipts and packaging if the food poisoning was caused by a product you bought in order to strengthen any claim for compensation.
Symptoms of food poisoning range from the mild, nausea and vomiting to the severe, and can result in death.
If you believe that you developed food poisoning because of something you bought or if it was the result of eating out, you should contact your local Environmental Health department and explain your situation to them. You should also receive medical treatment for your complaint. Doing these things helps you in your compensation claim.
Accident solicitor in Hintleham
An accident solicitor in Hintlesham or elsewhere will ask for details of your illness and the receipts you have which show the date you had your meal or the day you purchased the product which could have been contaminated by bacteria. You have a valid claim for compensation if it can be proven that your illness was caused by your exposure to bacteria, parasites, chemicals or viruses and the owner of the shop or restaurant who allowed you to become exposed to any of these things was negligent.
If you looked for an accident solicitor in Hintlesham online, then it is likely that you spotted an advertisement for Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with a team of solicitors who are specialists in personal injury compensation claims. There will be at least one of these close to you. You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline any time. Call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can also visit our website and read the wealth of information contained in it. We offer free, expert advice, so why not give us a call now?