Food poisoning claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea
St. Leonards-On-Sea is usually known as St. Leonards, and has been part of Hastings, East Sussex since the late 19th Century, though it does retain a sense of separate identity.
It lies to the west of central Hastings. The original part of the settlement was laid out in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well off.
Why you may make a food poisoning claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea…
Lets assume that after admiring the beauty of St. Leonards-On-Sea, you carry on along the coast road until you hit one of the holiday places where you book into a hotel.
After a couple of days you become ill with food poisoning, you may need to make a food poisoning claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea.
The causes of a food poisoning claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea
Food poisoning can be caused by several things, just some of which are:
- Food not being properly cooked
- Storing food at an incorrect temperature
- Leaving cooked food at warm temperatures for too long before eating
- Food that has passed its use by date
- Someone who is ill or has dirty hands
- Cross contamination of foods
Particularly susceptible to these problems are:
- Raw meat
- Cooked sliced meats
- Soft cheeses
- Pre-packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
Deciding if you need to make a claim?
Usually, contaminated food might give you three or four days of feeling ill, vomiting etc., but it does usually clear up on its own. However, this is not always the case, food poisoning can make you seriously ill, it can damage your nervous system, and has been known to cause death.
If you are unlucky enough to contract food poisoning, you, or someone else on your behalf, should report it to the Foods Standards Agency who are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations that apply to food outlets of all sorts.
They will arrange an unannounced visit to the offending premises and ensure they are compliant. Even if your case of food poisoning is mild, it should still be reported, firstly to prevent it happening to someone else, and secondly if more than one person reports about the same food outlet, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
We will help you with your food poisoning claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea
At Accident Advice Helpline dealing with a claim in St. Leonards-On-Sea is not unusual, we have over the years helped many customers obtain the compensation to which they were entitled, and we will do the same for you.
Our in-house solicitors are experienced in these matters, and will ensure you claim is maximised to get the correct amount of compensation for you.
On our website there is a 30-second test for guidance, or you can ring our freephone number on: 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisers. You can also call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
We operate a no-win, no-fee agreement, so if you have just come back from the coast broke, don’t worry about it, you will not need any money to start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown