Can You Make a Restaurant Injury Claim in Portland?
If you have come back from a restaurant with food poisoning or any other kind of illness that you feel may be the result of negligent food preparation, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Portland against them. One of the key things that a restaurant is charged with doing is providing food that is safe to eat and healthy, and to take into account allergies which may need to be catered for.
If you make a restaurant negligence injury claim in Portland, then you may be able to get compensation for your illness but also have the restaurant closed down until conditions improve to ensure that no one else gets ill either. Here are some of the things which a restaurant may do that could lead to an injury claim in Portland.
If a customer states that they have allergies to their waiter, then it is up to both the waiting staff and the chef to ensure that the person is catered for. Some allergies are easy to work around, such as a particular food item (say, tomatoes), whilst others such as nuts can affect food which doesn’t even contain nuts. In this case, the chef should be able to say if they are not going to be able to safely prepare a meal for the customer. If the staff know of an allergy and still prepare food which has come into contact with that foodstuff, then you may be able to make an injury claim in Portland.
Raw Meat or Fish
Raw meat and fish need to be handled carefully in a kitchen. Most chefs will have training in this and know not to touch raw food or vegetables if they have been touching raw meat or fish. They should also know not to reuse chopping boards or surfaces for raw foods which have touched raw meat. The kitchen should also be thoroughly sanitised after meat and fish have been prepared there.
To be completely sanitary, the chef must wear gloves when preparing food to go onto a plate, and wash their hand thoroughly after going to the toilet and between touching different foodstuffs. All food should be kept in a refrigerator or freezer before it is ready to be cooked and served, and the entire kitchen should be cleaned thoroughly after each service.
How to Make an Injury Claim in Portland
If you feel that a restaurant has not done everything it needs to do to ensure that your food is safe, you can make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and work with a team of personal injury lawyers who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to go to court and may only have to attend one medical assessment to get the compensation you want.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown