If you have any type of food allergy that could put you at risk of becoming seriously ill if it were to be triggered, you’ll need to be very careful about what you eat. These days, you’ll find in most supermarkets that many foodstuffs come in packaging that features quite detailed allergy advice. This is all well and good, but what happens when it comes to eating out?
While restaurants are not required to label food that might contain traces of ingredients that might trigger an allergy, they are required by law to make sure that any food they offer as being free from a certain ingredient that might trigger an allergic reaction actually is. If they were to fail to do this and you were to fall ill as a consequence, you might have grounds on which to make claim for personal injury compensation. You can find out how much you might stand to win by using our personal injury claim calculator in East Hampshire.
Food allergies and our personal injury claim calculator in East Hampshire
You’re out for a meal with a few friends for one of their birthdays and are faced with the usual problem of selecting a dish that will not trigger your nut allergy. The waiting staff are most helpful and you decide to go for a dish which they say will contain not even a trace of nuts. Your meal is served, and you tuck in. Not long after you’ve started eating, you notice the symptoms of anaphylactic shock coming on. As you know exactly what the problem is, you’re able to take action and make sure you get medical treatment as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, as it would have been quite obvious that there was at least a trace of nuts in the meal you were served, you might well find yourself in a position where you may be able to take action against the restaurant you ate in.
Get help from Accident Advice Helpline
We have been helping innocent victims of accidents for over 14 years, and many thousands of them have received the compensation they deserved after being injured or made ill by the actions of someone else.
As mentioned at the top of the page, you can use the personal injury claim calculator in East Hampshire on this website to get a feel for the sort of compensation might be able to win under these circumstances.
However, if you would like to benefit from as much free personal injury advice as you need, call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile today.
Date Published: 5th May 2015
Author: David Brown