If you take a moment to think about it, those salad bars that you often find in supermarkets and at restaurants are a recipe for disaster. There’s a good reason that most food is sold in packaging. If it isn’t, there will be a chance that lots of people will prod it about or sneeze and breath all over it, potentially infecting it with bacteria that could cause another customer to come down with a bout of food poisoning.
The same can be said of food samples that are offered either in stores or out in the street. If you want to increase your chances of not having to spend a couple of days darting between bed and the lavatory, you would be well advised to avoid consuming any food stuff that could have had somebody else’s grubby fingers, breath or mucus all over it.
If you were ever unfortunate enough to develop food poisoning as a result of eating exposed food in a shop, there will be a chance that you might be able to take personal injury action with the aid of a top no-win, no-fee solicitors in Gullane or elsewhere in Scotland. If you were made very poorly and needed to take time off from work.
It will be worth remembering that some people die from food poisoning, especially the young, elderly or infirm, so taking action will also be about forcing the retailer concerned to take responsibility for its negligence. As well as contacting a good firm of solicitors in Gullane or our own expert team, you might also wish to touch base with your local council’s health inspectors.
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Making sure that you are eligible to make a claim is simple. Just answer these three questions:
- Were you injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence?
- Did your accident take place in the last three years? There are some exceptions to this rule, so do talk to us if you are unsure about the timing of your accident.
- Did you visit a doctor or hospital following your accident and did you receive medical attention for your injury?
If you have just answered ‘yes’ to every one of these three questions, you are likely to be eligible to make a compensation claim.
If you have been made ill after consuming exposed food, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it can furnish you with solicitors in Gullane on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown