Making a claim for food poisoning
Among the many different things for which people can claim compensation is food poisoning. However, this isn’t something that many people realise. Many people claim compensation each year because of food poisoning caused at a restaurant, from food bought from the supermarket, or from food which has been consumed through another means. Here are some things to remember when making a claim for food poisoning.
Do you know what caused the food poisoning?
It’s much easier if you know for certain what actually caused the food poisoning. If you’ve consumed many different types of foods recently and are unsure what has made you ill, it becomes a lot harder to make a claim. If you’ve visited a restaurant and ate things you haven’t eaten before, that could be the problem. Try to pinpoint the issue if you can.
Was it caused by someone’s negligence?
Remember that in order to claim compensation for a personal injury, you need to prove that someone was negligent in causing the injury. Lots of food poisoning is caused by cooks, chefs and other people in the food industry being negligent. If you’re unsure, ask an injury lawyer in Coleford if you do indeed qualify to make a claim.
Do you have evidence?
At the time when you get the food poisoning, try to gather and retain as much evidence as you possibly can. If you think ahead and you know that you can make a claim for your suffering, you should make sure you visit the doctor and get a doctor’s note which will help you when the case goes to court. Other things such as receipts, packaging and materials can help to prove that you were injured due to negligence.
Getting help with a claim
Doing all of this on your own can seem daunting, especially if you don’t have any legal experience. It is possible to try to make a claim on your own, but it is advisable to get an expert team on your side. Accident Advice Helpline are the perfect choice when it comes to getting an expert team to help you. With over 15 years’ experience in food poisoning and injury claims, we are a great choice for people looking for an injury lawyer in Coleford.
Making life easy for you
The whole point of getting an expert on board to help you is to make your life easy. That means that you want the company to do whatever they can for you. Accident Advice Helpline do whatever we can for you, and in most causes to complete your claim you won’t even need to attend court. We also recognise the need for great customer service, which is why we have a customer service team who work around the clock, and a 24-hour phone line so that you can call us whenever you need to.
Call from a landline on 0800 180 4123 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown