Everyone likes to eat out at a restaurant or have a take away every once in a while. Most of the time the food you eat will be well prepared and enjoyable, but what if the meal that you ate, then made you very ill with sickness and stomach cramps, etc. It could be that you have contracted a dose of food poisoning and then you may wish to use the solicitors in Hinckley, to make an injury compensation claim.
Becoming ill from food poisoning could happen in other places than restaurants and take aways. Supermarkets, canteens and other shops can also be the reason for you to have this illness, causing you to use the solicitors in Hinckley.
Anywhere that does not prepare or store the food correctly could allow it to become contaminated with bacteria and cause customers to be ill. Even outside caterers for a wedding or some other celebration could be at fault, and in fact as long it is not you that cooked the meal and made yourself ill, you may be entitled to compensation.
If it is someone else that has made you feel so poorly, then you should contact the solicitors in Hinckley so they can assist you in making a personal injury compensation claim.
Who is to blame?
When bacteria contaminate food they spread very quickly. It is not always possible to tell this has happened which means that sometimes food is served with no on being aware of the contamination. It could have happened anywhere along the food chain and could be the fault of a supplier to the restaurant or cafe, and might not be their fault at all.
As a rough guide, if anything does not smell right or the colour looks a bit dodgy, don’t use it. Because of the number of people that could have caused your food poisoning, you need to report it to the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) who will track the source and make sure it is stopped.
Some outbreaks of the illness have affected numerous people causing some of them to be seriously ill. The FSA will attempt to stop this happening and if they find someone in serious breach of the rules and regulations will close the business till it is corrected, and may even prosecute the offender.
Using a bit of common sense
The majority of things food outlets need do to are common sense, the sorts of thing you would do in your own home such as hygiene. They just need to be more careful because they are feeding other people, not just themselves.
Making you injury claim with the solicitors in Hinckley at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are experts in making personal injury claim and have done so for all types of injuries from all types of accidents and among them have been numerous for food poisoning.
As we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, you do not have to worry about finding money to start your claim so their is not reason not to call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and have a chat to our friendly advisers about making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 9th April 2014
Author: David Brown