A personal injury lawyer in Oakdale would expect to deal with thousands of claims for whiplash during their career. Sadly, car accidents are very common in the Oakdale area and throughout the UK despite advances in car safety technology. There are some other types of personal injury claims that an injury lawyer in Oakdale would not deal with so frequently. One of these is a claim for food poisoning. Here is how it works.
The role of an injury lawyer in Oakdale in a food poisoning claim
Once you have called Accident Advice Helpline because you want to find a personal injury lawyer to handle your food poisoning claim you will be given all the help and support that you need. Firstly, the friendly professional advisors will establish that you actually have grounds to start a claim for food poisoning. An experienced personal injury lawyer will find it quite straightforward to establish blame in a road traffic accident claim for whiplash, it is usually quite simple. There are often witnesses and may even be some photographs of the accident scene.
However, establishing blame in a claim for food poisoning can be a bit tricky. Here are some issues that a personal injury lawyer would have to face.
- Firstly, they would have to prove exactly which meal or item of food made you ill. It can take several days (and in some cases weeks) for food poisoning germs to make us ill and so we could have eaten many meals during that time. It is very difficult to prove what caused the problem if there is none of the food left to test in a laboratory. If you case is part of an outbreak then this can be easier.
- Your lawyer also has to prove that you were actually suffering from food poisoning in the first place. Several illnesses cause the same symptoms as food poising but are not related to food consumption at all. It is very important to see your doctor if you suspect that you have food poisoning so that appropriate samples can be taken and an accurate diagnosis made. If you cannot prove that you have had food poisoning then it will be very difficult to launch a successful personal injury claim.
- Your lawyer will also have to prove who was to blame. This can be difficult in outbreaks of food poisoning if food was supplied from many different places and passed through many hands before it was eaten. It will be important to establish exactly where, when and how the contamination entered the meal and how the food was stored, served and displayed.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: Sharon Parry