Do you require expert legal help in Cherwell as a result of poisoning?
Due to the potentially catastrophic effect of selling dangerous food items, all food retailers are required to follow very specific laws and regulations. Often referred to as strict liability laws, the regulations ensure that food retailers must take responsibility for the items they sell.
They must, therefore, ensure that food is handled appropriately and that it does not suffer from any type of cross-contamination. Similarly, food retailers are required to store food correctly at appropriate temperatures and ensure that appropriate storage is maintained, even when the food or produce is being transported.
Despite these regulations, inadequate food items and dishes can sometimes be sold to members of the public. In such cases, people can become extremely ill and many require hospital treatment. Whilst most sufferers are able to recover from food poisoning or more serious forms of bacterial infections, vulnerable groups of people may be unable to cope with the illness and may die as a result of the initial poisoning.
It is evident, therefore, that action must be taken to reduce the number of incidents of food poisoning each year. Whilst there have been campaigns to educate members of the public about food hygiene, we still rely on shops, restaurants and eateries to provide safe food.
If you’ve purchased a food item which has subsequently made you ill, the incident may be classified as a personal injury, and you could potentially receive compensation for the illness should you seek expert legal help in Cherwell. Although many people assume that you can only make a claim for an accident in Cherwell against a restaurant or takeaway, this isn’t the case.
If a supermarket or independent shop sold you the food which made you illl, you could still make a claim and you could still obtain compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
If you’ve purchased an item which has caused you to become unwell, you may want to find out more about making a claim. If so, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that people often want to know more about the claims process before they commit to making a claim, and our expert legal help in Cherwell can give you the reassurance you require.
In order to help them do this, we offer free no obligation advice. This means that you can access no obligation advice regarding your claim without having to pay any legal fees at all. We even work on a no win no fee basis so if you do decide to make a compensation claim, you won’t have to pay any upfront fees or legal charges.
To find out more now or to make a claim with us today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to provide the help you need in order to claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 1st June 2014