Summer music festivals seem to become more popular by the year. If you can afford the price of a cheap flight, you’ll literally have hundreds to choose from throughout Europe. That’s not to say that you won’t be able to find something worth attending here at home in the UK — Britain is home to some of the world’s most iconic music festivals, as well as a few smaller cult ones.
If you are attending a summer festival, it will be likely that you’ll end up eating food that’s been prepared on site. If you do, it will be a wise idea to make sure you know what you’re consuming. Outside caterers have been known to pass on bacteria, which could cause food poisoning to their customers. Your time at your music festival of choice will not be a happy one if you were to contract a bug while on site. In fact, it would probably spell the end of your weekend.
You might find some consolation in the fact that you may be able to retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee* law firm in Gravesham, with a view to taking action against the caterer in question if you were made ill. Be warned, though — this will likely be a lot more complicated than if you contracted a food poisoning bug at a normal food service business.
Music festival poisoning and personal injury action
The first thing you’ll need to do if you come down with a food positioning bug at a festival is seek medical attention. All major music festivals have medical staff on hand to make sure that everybody on site stays safe. When it comes to taking action against the caterer concerned, though, things might be tricky.
You would typically need proof of purchase from the place where you bought the food that made you ill, if a law firm in Gravesham was going to stand a decent chance of taking action on your behalf. Then there’s the problem of remembering from where you actually purchased the food, especially if you were a little worse for wear at the time.
Take some advice
Nevertheless, it might be worth looking into your chances of seeking recompense for what happened to you. If you’d like to do just that, pick up the phone right now and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (land line) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). The company might be able to offer you the services of one of its first-class 100% no win no fee* law firm in Gravesham solicitors. If there’s a chance that you might be able to take action, you couldn’t be in better hands.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown