When choosing a restaurant to dine out in, different people will look for different things. Some will base their decision on the menu on offer and the quality of the food. Others might be swayed by the wine list, while the decision of some will be influenced at least partly on cost.
A food poisoning claim for compensation
But regardless of how much you’re paying for your meal, you’ll have a right to expect not be given a dose of food poisoning as a result of unhygienic practices in the kitchen of the food service business you decide to patronise. If you were made ill after being served a contaminated meal at your eatery of choice, you might be able to secure help with solicitors costs in Southend-on-Sea with a view to seeking compensation for your suffering.
Getting help with solicitors costs in Southend-on-Sea
Some people who come down with food poisoning might not immediately link it to a particular meal, forming the opinion that they have just been unlucky to fall ill. Other times, it can be screamingly obvious what the cause was. If you ate out at a restaurant and everybody in your party who ordered a particular dish fell ill, you’ll likely be able to conclude with some certainty that there must have been something up with the dish you and your dining companions ordered.
If you want to take action against a food service business that you believe was responsible for you falling ill with a bout of food poisoning, you will need to retain your proof of purchase. You will also need to have seen a doctor to get your condition officially recorded on your medical records. If you have not done this, it will be likely that you will be unable to make a claim. As such, it will be vital that you seek medical attention, no matter how ropey you feel. Also call the local Environmental Health Department so that they can investigate.
Get the right advice from Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been made ill after eating a contaminated meal at a restaurant or any other type of food service business and would like to find out if you might be able to qualify for help with solicitors costs in Southend-on-Sea, pick up the phone right now and call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You will be able to learn more about the type of evidence that you’ll need to make a claim, and find out if we might be able to provide you with the representation you’ll need.
Date Published: 6th November 2015
Author: David Brown