Whenever you buy a product from a shop, cafe or restaurant, you have the right to expect that that item will be safe and fit for your use. This is even more important when the item in question is a food product.
We know how poorly badly prepared or “off” food can make us and so we take all necessary precautions when preparing food. It’s only natural to expect that anyone preparing food professionally would take the safe, if not more, precautions. If you become ill as the result of poorly prepared food, you’re probably aware that you have the right to make a claim for compensation, and it’s often at this stage that people in your position start to wonder about the cost of personal injury lawyers in Norfolk.
When you think of food which has been badly prepared and has made a consumer ill, your mind often automatically considers that it must be food poisoning. However, there is a further complication with food preparation, in the form of foreign bodies.
A foreign body in a food or drink item is anything that shouldn’t be in there. This might include:
- Another food or beverage product which was transferred into yours by the person preparing the food (often known as cross-contamination)
- A piece of plastic or glass from the product wrapping or container
- An insect or a piece of bacterial matter such as a fingernail
- A piece of jewellery from the person preparing the food item
Any and all of these items have the potential to cause you harm. Cross-contamination can lead to serious health complications, especially if the transported item is uncooked. However, the other items might cause you even more serious injury. They could cause a cut to your lips, the inside of your mouth or throat, they could cause you to choke or they could cause you to break a tooth.
In any event, if you have been injured because the person or company preparing food for you did so in such a way that they caused you harm, you have the right to seek compensation.
Assessing the cost of personal injury lawyers in Norfolk
When deciding whether to seek compensation for any injury, many people consider what the cost might be of personal injury lawyers in Norfolk will be.
Legal fees are not traditionally cheap and many people have read about the changes to Legal Aid. However, when you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you’re guaranteed advice and assistance on a No Win No Fee* basis. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to begin your claim.
Date Published: 13th August 2015
Author: David Brown