If you have had food poisoning in the last three years and this was caused by someone else’s cooking, then a personal injury lawyer in Rhuddlan will help you to make a claim for compensation
Food poisoning happens when food gets contaminated through viruses or bacteria. There are precautions in place to stop foods from becoming contaminated, some of which are:
- Cooking food thoroughly;
- Washing all fresh foods properly;
- Keeping food preparation areas clean;
- Not leaving frozen foods on sides to defrost;
- Not using food past its use-by date; and
- Making sure all food handlers wash their hands thoroughly.
These are to name just a few precautions in place to stop food poisoning happening. If food poisoning does happen, then eatery owners may face a personal injury lawyer in Rhuddlan if and when a customer makes a claim for personal injury compensation.
Reporting food poisoning
In some cases, you may think that the food poisoning you contracted is the fault of the restaurant, cafe or takeaway at which you ate. This is not always the case, as sometimes food contamination can happen when the food is being packed, or at another stage in the food preparation process, so in this case the fault would lie with the suppliers.
You should always report a case of food poisoning to the Foods Standard Agency (FSA), who will then track the source and stop it before anyone else becomes infected.
More serious cases of food poisoning can have severe consequences
The majority of food poisoning cases clear themselves within a few days of rest and drinking lots of water. In severe cases of food poisoning, though, dehydration can occur due to not getting enough fluids into the body. At its worse, this can lead to damage in the central nervous system, and sometimes even to death.
Contacting a personal injury lawyer in Rhuddlan to make a food poisoning claim
Accident Advice Helpline have for over 15 years helped victims who through no fault of their own have contracted food poisoning. We have fought to make sure victims get the compensation they deserve. As we operate on a no win no fee* basis, there is no need to worry about your financial situation — you will not have to find any money to start your claim, or if your claim is lost. Contact us now for a personal injury lawyer in Rhuddlan.
You can also try our 30-second test. This lets you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do gives you an estimate of the amount you might be awarded, too.
Or, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our expert claim advisors for all the help and support you need when making a compensation claim.
Date Published: 1st March 2014
Author: David Brown