With numerous restaurants, bars and cafes dotted around Eastbourne and the surrounding areas, it’s easy to go out for lunch, dinner or even just a snack. Of course, if you do decide to go out and eat, you’ll want to ensure that the restaurant is clean and hygienic, so as to avoid any unwanted illnesses.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the cleanliness of the kitchens just by visiting the premises, so you may not always be sure how clean the kitchen areas are. Luckily, regular checks from local councils and environmental health staff mean that the vast majority of restaurants, pubs and bars do meet hygiene standards.
However, if you experience an Eastbourne accident, or you suffer from food poisoning after eating out in a restaurant or bar, you may be able to claim compensation for your ordeal. As food poisoning can have very serious consequences, it’s important that you obtain medical help as soon as possible. While most people are able to remain at home until they feel better, in some cases you may need to be admitted to hospital in order to receive fluids via a drip.
Fortunately, most people who are otherwise healthy are able to bounce back from a bout of food poisoning relatively quickly. However, if you are badly poisoned or were already unwell at the time of the incident, things may be more complicated and it may take you longer to recover.
If you want to make a compensation claim for an Eastbourne accident or bout of food poisoning, you don’t have to start your claim straight away; if you would prefer to wait until you have recovered or you feel stronger, you should be able to do so.
Providing you start your claim within three years of the Eastbourne accident occurring, it’s likely that you will still be able to make your claim, so there’s no need to rush into starting your claim before you feel ready.
If you’re not ready to start your claim yet, you may still want to find out more about the claims process and how it operates. If you’ve got questions about making a claim, or you want to know what to do next, we can help.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over ten years of experience as a personal injury law firm, so we’ve helped numerous claimants to obtain compensation for injuries and illnesses. In order to help potential claimants, we always provide free no-obligation advice, so that they can find out anything they need to know before they decide whether or not to make a compensation claim.
If you’d like to benefit from our free no-obligation advice today, why not get in touch? You can contact our team at any time on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll always be happy to help. Call now to start your claim as soon as possible!
Date Published: 27th June 2014