West Somerset is a beautiful area, right over to the very western end of the county and bordering Devon on the northern coastline of this part of England. The population total reached around 34,000 in 2014, according to estimates. There are many lovely places to go to eat if you visit the area, or indeed if you live there and you want to skip cooking for the evening. You wouldn’t normally have to worry about the likelihood of making food poisoning claims in West Somerset.
Food poisoning is a nasty experience and while it normally resolves itself in a day or two, some cases can be more serious. In some rare instances, people have been left with intestinal issues for many years after the initial food poisoning event.
How does food poisoning happen?
In reality, if food is stored properly, prepared properly and cooked at the right temperature for the correct period of time, there is little chance anyone would contract food poisoning as a result of eating it. The food safety laws allow for all this to happen, and provide clear guidelines for all of those who handle food or offer it for sale in any manner.
It is uncommon for people to suffer a bout of food poisoning due to having eaten out or got a takeaway to take home or to take back to their accommodation if they are on holiday. Thus, you may be able to eat out for many years and never have a problem.
Were you one of the unlucky ones?
This is possible, of course. If you were unlucky and you found yourself in a position to be suffering from food poisoning, you could end up being very ill as a result. If this was due to neglect in terms of the food safety laws, you may have a chance to claim some compensation from the outlet that was responsible for your illness.
Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with a few food poisoning claims in West Somerset over the years. Of course, such claims can stem from any part of the country, so please do call if you’ve suffered through eating out anywhere else. The number you need is free on 0800 689 0500 and our advisors are ready to answer your call and to provide the much-needed advice you are looking for without any obligation at all.