If you have just suffered a nasty food poisoning illness after eating out at a restaurant, café or pub in the Gilsland area then your friends and family may have told you that you could start a food poisoning claim. This is a type of personal injury claim.
Put simply, you claim some money (called compensation) from the organisation or individual that was operating the food business that served the food that made you ill. Of course, you have to prove that you have had food poisoning and that it was the food from that particular restaurant that made you ill.
As part of your injury claim solicitor Gilsland food poisoning claim you may come across some technical and legal terms and if you understand these then the process will appear much more transparent. Here is some help with that:
What is food safety in a food poisoning claim?
Food is usually regarded as any substance intended to be or reasonably expected to be ingested (consumed) by humans. Therefore, food clearly includes drink, ice and alcohol. All of these could potentially make you ill if they have got something in them that shouldn’t be there and they could all generate a food poisoning case.
Food safety is the collection of policies, processes and procedures that ensure that food is safe for humans to eat. That means that it does not cause harm to the people that consume it. Food safety is a scientific discipline and the rules of food safety (laws, regulations and guidelines) have been put together by scientific research and by learning from incidents where people have been made ill by consuming food.
Food safety knowledge is vital for everyone involved in a catering business
A wide variety of businesses involve food catering. These include restaurants, café’s, hotels, canteens, mobile and temporary catering (e.g. sandwich bars, stalls and vans), take-aways, care homes, nurseries and child-minders and an injury solicitor Gilsland food poisoning claim could involve any of these.
What is a food handler in a poisoning claim?
The term food handler includes any one whose actions could affect food safety. Food safety knowledge is vital for everyone involved in a food business including those serving food, washing and cleaning food equipment or areas and those deciding on the policies and procedures. It is the duty of the person or organisation running the food business to ensure that everyone working there has the necessary food hygiene skills and knowledge.
Hiring an injury claim solicitor in Gisland
If you suspect that you have grounds to start an injury claim solicitor Gilsland food poisoning claim then the first call that you should make should be to Accident Advice Helpline. They are a well-established legal firm with vast experience of dealing with this type of claim. They will advise you about what you should do next and can handle all of the legal aspects of the case for you.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown