For many people, going out for a meal with friends or family is a fun and relaxing social event. However, for others it is a veritable nightmare thanks to the growing problem of allergies.
In many cases, an allergy sufferer can suffer severe illness or even fatal consequence as a result of being in contact with their allergen and it only takes a moment’s carelessness for contact to occur. This is why, if your allergy has been triggered by the action or inaction of another person, you have the right to make a claim for compensation using Mole Valley accident claim solicitors.
The truth about allergies
Food allergies are becoming more commonplace in society with figures estimating that more children than ever suffer from one or more. Whilst some intolerances are misdiagnosed as allergies and are nothing more than an irritant for the sufferer (albeit a very unwelcome one), other allergies have the potential to cause facial and throat swelling and an inability to breathe. They can even shut down the heart, in the case of anaphylactic shock, the most severe type of allergic reaction.
In many cases, the sufferer of severe allergies will take their own precautions against having a reaction. They may carry their own emergency medicine, wear a bracelet confirming their allergy and the measures needed to treat an attack should they be unable to pass on this information personally and ensure that the food they’re eating and coming into contact with does not contain their trigger.
However, despite their very best efforts and despite thorough guidelines from the Food Standards Agency, there are still huge problems with food establishments failing to follow guidelines, mark food containing known trigger foods such as nuts appropriately and with cross contamination meaning that some foods which should not contact allergens still do.
If this is the case, the sufferer could, even with their own best efforts, still suffer a reaction due to the actions of another person. If this is the case, they can contact Mole Valley accident claim solicitors to seek a claim for compensation on their behalf.
Claiming compensation through Mole Valley accident claim solicitors
Mole Valley accident claim solicitors know that living with a severe allergy is suffering enough and we do not believe that you should be made to suffer further because of the lack of care of another person. That’s why, following our 30-second test, Accident Advice Helpline will work on your behalf to claim the compensation you deserve for your ordeal.
When all it takes in some cases is to come into contact with your allergen, restaurants and other public buildings have a duty of care to you to maintain your health and safety by following proper and standard protocol when it comes to food preparation. If they fail to do so, and you are hurt by their negligence, Mole Valley accident claim solicitors will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Get in touch with us on our 24-helpline – 0800 689 0500 – to find out how we can help you.