One category of personal injury Sea claims that involve food is the physical contamination of a food product. This is when an object ends up in food that should not be there. Sometimes injury claim solicitor in Highcliffe on Sea food contamination claims arise because an object from the fabric of the building has entered some food and the person who ate it has been injured severely enough to have to seek medical attention. They may have badly cut their gums or tongue, they may have broken their teeth or they may have choked or damaged their throat.
Personal injury claim solicitor in Highcliffe on Sea food contamination claims can be handled by Accident Advice Helpline. They can help with all of the legal aspects of a Highcliffe on Sea food contamination claim, and will negotiate hard to get a fair level of compensation for their clients.
Sea food contamination cases with an injury claim solicitor in Highcliffe
The following objects may end up in food and so may feature in an injury solicitor Highcliffe on Sea food contamination case.
- Pieces of metal, nuts, bolts, plastic, glass from equipment and machinery
- Parts of the building such as metal nails, flaking paint, wood, rust, plastic, glass, pieces of metal from light fittings etc.
- Equipment used by tradespeople working at the premises e.g. screws, nuts, bolts
- Pen lids, paper, drawing pins, staples, from kitchen paperwork and notice boards
- Dust, dirt and debris
If you have been injured by any of these contaminants in food then you can call Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your options for making a claim.
Preventing sea food contamination claims
There are precautions that should be taken within food premises that should prevent contamination from entering food and so should prevent injury solicitor Highcliffe on Sea food contamination claims. These include:
- The design and construction of the catering business and all equipment must be appropriate for food handling
- The premises and equipment must be well maintained and regularly checked – this includes cleaning equipment
- Staff must be trained to report defects immediately and when they report defects they must be remedied right away
- The food premises must be kept very clean and it is important to minimise the amount of people entering the food preparation areas to cut down the risk of dirt and debris (e.g. cigarette butts being carried in on shoes)
- Deliveries must be checked for physical contamination before they are carried into the catering premises
- It is a good idea to not allow glass in food preparation areas – a glass breakage policy must be devised and followed. If any glass has entered food – throw it away.
- Policies should be in place to supervise and monitor the work and movements of all tradespeople e.g. builders/electricians who come to work at the business. Make sure the area is cleared after they have finished.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.