How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Sheringham

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Sheringham

    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.

    Open Claim Calculator

    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

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.