Injury claim in Sheringham
It can be tempting to write food poisoning off as just one those things, particularly if a case involves little more than an upset stomach and having to spend more time in the bathroom than you might otherwise wish to. But in some cases, food poisoning can be life threatening. Salmonella, E. coli, botulism and other forms of food poisoning can be incredibly unpleasant, and in some cases can even lead to death.
Food poisoning usually comes about due to ingredients being stored badly, food being served after its use by date or kitchen utensils not being cleaned and sterilised properly. If you or a member of your family falls ill after eating at a restaurant or grabbing a take out, you may be able to launch an injury claim in Sheringham for compensation.
How to launch an injury claim in Sheringham for food poisoning
If you begin to feel ill after eating a meal and suspect you may be suffering from food poisoning, get yourself along to your GP. If your symptoms are particularly unpleasant, ask for an emergency appointment or go to your local accident and emergency department. The doctor you see will typically take a stool sample and send it away for tests. The results of this will indicate what form of bacteria you’ve been affected by.
It’s important to get this done while you’re feeling ill, as some bacteria may leave your system fairly quickly. There will be little point in seeing a doctor days or weeks after you’ve recovered, as they may not be able to test you. Positive test results will be vital if you’re going to launch a successful injury claim in Sheringham for compensation.
You should also keep any receipts you received from the establishment at which you bought the suspected food. If you think that you contracted food positioning due to a product you bought at a supermarket, retain the packaging that came with it. You should also note down the events that led up to your falling ill. If anybody else you know fell ill at the same time as you after having consumed food from the same source, you may be able to use them as a witness in any potential injury claim in Sheringham.
Hold food sellers to account
In the majority of cases, as mentioned above, food positioning occurs due to the way in which ingredients and utensils are stored and handled. As such, in the majority of cases it may be relatively easy to apportion negligence. As well as winning you a cash payout, launching an injury claim in Sheringham against a business that has made you ill through selling dodgy food may also prevent somebody else suffering the same fate as you. Your case could highlight health and safety breaches that result in a business being forced to clean up its act.
Businesses that sell food to the public have a huge responsibility to make sure that the products they sell are safe. When you consider that selling products that contain certain bacteria could result in somebody’s death, particularly children or the elderly, the gravity of the situation should become clear. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you may be able to take action against a firm that’s sold you a dodgy dinner.
Date Published: 19th September 2013
Author: David Brown