Are you eligible for a food poisoning injury claim in Radlett?
There can be nothing nicer than going out for a meal with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion or simply have a treat and a night off from the washing up. Unfortunately, sometimes you can leave the restaurant with not just a full stomach, but also with food poisoning. Food poisoning can affect everyone in a different manner depending upon the levels of bacteria present and the general health and constitution of their ‘host’.
Someone in their 20s may be less affected than their elderly relative who is more frail and has less body mass. The younger person may suffer a bout of mild discomfort and nausea for a period of no more than 48 hours and then be able to go about their usual business, whilst a pensioner may suffer a violent reaction and be unwell for many weeks to follow.
Bacteria is not easy to spot, as it is not visible to the naked eye. Bacteria rarely alters the colour, taste, smell or texture of food, so you could be relishing every mouthful of the food that is going to cause high levels of discomfort within the next few hours.
How is bacteria food poisoning caused?
Bacteria food poisoning is caused by the improper storage, preparation or cooking of food. Common types of bacteria food poisoning include:
- E. coli;
- Salmonella; and
Your GP can confirm which bacteria is the cause of your food poisoning by analysing a stool sample. If the bacteria can be verified, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Radlett to claim compensation for your acute pain and suffering. Accident Advice Helpline were established in 2000 and therefore have over 15 years of experience in assisting disgruntled diners to make successful injury claims. We may well be able to help you, too.
Call our sympathetic and helpful advisers now for free on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, to find out what level of compensation you could be eligible to receive. It’s unfair that you should you pay for a dinner that wasn’t fit for human consumption and subsequently pay the consequences for the restaurant’s negligence.
Ensure that you keep the receipt from the restaurant to support your injury claim in Radlett. It’s unlikely that you took home a ‘doggy bag,’ but your stool analysis detailing bacteria present will be helpful. You should always inform your local Environmental Health Officer if you suspect a food outlet of bad practice, as they will be able to perform their own investigation, inspect the premises and trace the source of the infection.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown