Have you ever heard of Torridge? If you’ve been to Devon or you live there, the answer may well be yes. It is a government district, but you may know it is in the north-western corner of Devon, with part of the region reaching the coastline there. The main council of the area is in Bideford. Around 65,000 people live in Torridge, few of whom would ever end up making food poisoning claims in Torridge.
Food poisoning is never pleasant, but most cases can be avoided by taking proper care and being aware of health and hygiene in the kitchen. However, when you go out to eat you are placing trust in those who will store, prepare and cook your food. It is rare that something would go wrong, but if it did you might end up suffering from food poisoning.
How could the symptoms develop?
A lot could depend on what type of bug causes the food poisoning. Some will affect you faster than others, and they may not all present with the same symptoms. For example, you may feel sick and have diarrhoea. In other cases, you may be sick as well as having a temperature. Take note of the symptoms you have, because if you need to see your GP this information could help them narrow down the bug you have.
If you suspect you became ill because of a meal you had at a restaurant or a takeaway, you should think about whether you could claim compensation. We have already learned that food poisoning claims in Torridge are uncommon, but on occasion there could be the potential for several people to fall ill after eating at one particular outlet. This could potentially lead to a chance for the local food safety inspectors to visit the offending outlet.
Can you claim?
Getting advice from a legal representative is always a great idea in these cases. Even if you fell ill a few months ago and you have only just decided to find out about claiming, all is not lost. There is a three-year period during which all claims must be made.
Accident Advice Helpline could claim for you if you call 0800 689 0500 regarding food poisoning claims in Torridge or elsewhere in the country. Why not see if you could get the results you want if you make a claim with our help?
Date Published: 10th August 2014