Do you need to make West Oxfordshire personal injury claims after suffering an allergic reaction?
When people suffer an allergic reaction, often it isn’t possible for them to make West Oxfordshire personal injury claims. If there was nothing wrong with the product or substance, then an allergic reaction is likely to be an individual reaction and the manufacturer cannot be held responsible.
However, if the ingredients in the product weren’t clearly stated on the label or if the ingredients deviated from the advertised ingredients, it may be possible for someone who has suffered an allergic reaction to make West Oxfordshire personal injury claims and obtain compensation.
In most cases, a mild allergic reaction won’t cause on-going health problems but it can be painful and distressing at the time. If, for example, you develop an allergic reaction from using a moisturiser or make-up product, you may experience itching, a rash or swelling but, in most cases, it won’t develop into anything further.
However, if you have a stronger allergic reaction, you may need to receive immediate medical attention. If, for example, you are allergic to nuts and you eat food with nuts in, you will need to receive appropriate medication immediately. These types of allergies are very serious and can result in fatalities if not treated quickly.
Due to the severity of such allergies, it’s essential that all products are labelled properly, particularly food items. If you eat out at a restaurant, for example, it’s important to know whether or not a dish is prepared with nuts or around nuts, if you’re allergic. Although most restaurants are equipped to deal with food intolerances and allergies, it is essential that you make sure that the staff are aware of how serious the problem is.
If you do eat food which has been labelled allergen free and it does, in fact, contain an unspecified ingredient, you may be able to make West Oxfordshire personal injury claims against those responsible, if you happen to suffer a reaction.
As a strong allergic reaction can cause panic and alarm, sufferers often deal with anxiety and panic attacks following such as reaction. If you’ve struggled emotionally following this type of ordeal, you may want to let your personal injury lawyer know as they may be able to increase the amount of compensation you’re awarded when you make West Oxfordshire personal injury claims.
If you’re considering making West Oxfordshire personal injury claims or you want to obtain compensation, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can assist you? We’re available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can call at any time to speak to a member of our personal injury team. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone to find out more or to make your West Oxfordshire personal injury claims today.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014