Spotlight on… Pontllanfraith no win no fee* claims for compensation for food poisoning
In recent weeks, we have seen articles in the media regarding an outbreak of food poisoning that has made some people very ill. Work by scientists have been able to link this outbreak back to a single source and it seems that eggs have been responsible for this outbreak.
Food poisoning – is it all the same?
Many of us will have experienced low-level of food poisoning at some point. Caused by bacteria, it can give us a nasty upset stomach and mean a few days off from work. Unless tests are carried out by your doctors and public health officials, it is unlikely that mild cases of food poisoning will be traced back to where you picked it up from.
However, as has happened recently, this outbreak of salmonella has made some people gravely ill; hence, it is in the public interest to find the source of the outbreak and isolate it.
Can food poisoning be avoided?
Food establishments now have to show potential customers what their food hygiene practices have been rated by the Environmental Health Department of the local council, with 5 being the highest rating and 0 being the lowest.
This rating, displayed in a prominent position can help you decide if you want to eat there or not.
Potential Pontllanfraith no win no fee* claims for food poisoning, as with all other personal injury claims, will lie with the fact that the practices of the food outlet was a direct reason why you contracted a bacterial bout of food poisoning.
For example, there may have been cross-contamination between cooked and raw meats – a known source of bacterial food poisoning. You assume, when you go to a restaurant or take away, that they will follow good food preparation guidelines – hence, you have no reason to avoid eating there.
Can Pontllanfraith no win no fee* claims for compensation be made?
It is a possibility, but there are no guarantees, and without knowing the details of your case it would be impossible to give an affirmative answer at this stage.
This is why it is important to call us on 0800 689 0500 and talk through your case. All Pontllanfraith no win no fee* claims for compensation must have the following 3 criteria in order to be eligible:
- An accident or incident must not have been your fault
- You must have received medical attention for your injuries or, as we have discussed, for any potential cases of food poisoning
- You must also make your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident but with cases of food poisoning, the sooner you make your claim, the better…