Claiming with a personal injury lawyer in Little Weighton
Suffering from a food allergy is no laughing matter. Not only do you have to be very careful about what you eat and inspect the ingredients in any foodstuff you eat, but you can face serious illness or even death if something you shouldn’t consume finds its way into your system.
If you’re somewhat blasé about what you consume due to mild allergic reaction symptoms, you’ll only have yourself to blame if you fall ill through absent-mindedness, but if you become ill after consuming an item that was improperly labelled, there will be a chance that you might be able to use the services of a decent personal injury lawyer in Little Weighton to sue the company or individual that made the item you were eating for personal injury compensation.
The amount you might win if you were to successfully argue your case in court would be very much dependent on the severity of the reaction you suffered. If it were to have a lasting effect on your health and alter the quality of your life in anyway, you might be in line for a substantial pay-out.
Allergic reactions and compensation
If you have some form of food allergy and are eating out, it will be your responsibility to inform the person serving you of your condition and how severe it is. If you do so and are served food that subsequently makes you ill, you may be able to take action against the eatery in question with the aid of a decent personal injury lawyer in Little Weighton.
Things will be a little more cut and dried when dealing with packaged food from retailers. All food manufacturers are required to publish allergy information on the packaging of the products they sell. So, if you’re reading the packaging of the food items you buy, you should be OK, right?
Unfortunately it’s not unheard of for products to be labelled incorrectly. If you eat a product that contains nuts when you have a nut allergy for instance, the anaphylactic shock you suffer could be serious enough to make your throat swell to a size that restricts your breathing and puts you at risk of suffocation. If you have an allergic reaction to a food or drink product, try to retain its packaging and a sample of the item itself.
Get the help you need with Accident Advice Helpline
If you have suffered an allergic reaction to a poorly labelled food item or after you have told waiting staff about the food allergy you suffer, get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline to find out how a personal injury lawyer in Little Weighton could help you.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone now.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: David Brown