As you may be aware, the owners, managers and staff of any business which serves food or drink have a responsibility to the safety of their customers. This responsibility is known as a duty of care and in the event of it being breached, one or more of those customers could become seriously ill. If you have become ill as the result of poor quality food or drink which you purchased in good faith, you have the right to make food poisoning claims in Exeter.
Normally when you think of injuries sustained from poor quality food and beverage products, you might consider products which have been inadequately prepared or those with poor hygiene which goes on to cause food poisoning.
However, there is a further cause of injury from food and beverages which may not always be considered but is still just as common; foreign bodies.
A foreign body is anything which should not be in the food or drink you’ve purchased. This might include:
- Glass or earthenware
- Other apparatus or utensils
- An insect or other animal
- Detritus from another food or drink product
The presence of a foreign body is not only extremely unpleasant and off-putting but it could make you seriously ill, especially if it is a hard substance which causes lacerations to your mouth or throat. If such an injury were to occur as the result of the negligence or actions of a foodstuff or beverage then you would have the right to make food poisoning claims in Exeter.
Making food poisoning claims in Exeter
The law gives you the right to make a claim for compensation if it can be shown that your injuries would not have occurred had it not been for someone else’s actions or negligence. Sometimes proving this can be problematic which is why we recommend you seek professional legal advice.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have over 15 years’ experience of dealing with a wide variety of personal injury claims. This means that you will be provided with the support and advice you need to not only make your claim, but get the maximum amount of compensation that is due to you.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from your mobile) and we will be able to provide you with free, no obligation advice. Alternatively, take our 30 second test to find out how much your claim might be worth to you.
Date Published: 8th April 2015
Author: David Brown