You may be aware of the fact that you can take personal injury action against a supermarket or a restaurant if they sell you food that ends up giving you a nasty dose of food poisoning. As you would suspect, the same applies to smaller retailers and coffee shops and cafes. However, you might not be aware of the fact that you may be able to use the services of a decent solicitor to take action against a smaller food seller, even if the business does not trade on a permanent basis or does not trade from a regular location.
Some food sellers only set up shop for particular events or move around selling snacks out of the back of a trailer. If you contract food poisoning after indulging in a bite to eat from one of these types of traders, there will still be a chance that you’ll be able to seek a compensation pay-out. It may sound mercenary, but you may even be able to take action after being given a nasty dose of food poisoning if you were made ill after eating something at a school or church fate. It will all depend on the circumstances and how much evidence you have.
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Obviously, you’re going to need medical proof that you contracted some food poisoning if your solicitor is going to stand any chance of winning you compensation. In fact, if you don’t have this solicitors will not be willing to take your case. It needn’t come to this though. All that will be required is a quick trip to your GP, an NHS drop-in centre or an accident and emergency department for a good once over as soon as you realise something isn’t right. Your doctor will typically take a stool sample to discover what type of bacteria you’ve been infected with.
You’ll then need the contact details of the person that sold you the food. If you’re unable to track them down with the information you have to hand, try and talk to the organiser of the event where you bought the offending foodstuff. Alternatively, get in touch with the individual or organisation that owns the land the food seller served you from.
It might be worth getting in touch with a first-class law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to help you make a no win no fee* in Bewdley claim.Open Claim Calculator
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