Can I Claim Compensation for Salmonella Poisoning At a Local Restaurant?
If you have suffered Salmonella poisoning from eating affected food at a local restaurant you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
The restaurant has a duty to ensure that the food they serve to you as a paying customer is as described on the menu and also safe to eat.
If they fail in this duty then you will be able to make a claim and obtain compensation.
What is Salmonella Poisoning and How will I Know I am Affected?
Salmonella poisoning is a particularly unpleasant and dangerous form of food poisoning.
It is caused by contaminated food- normally raw eggs or poultry and shellfish which is contaminated either by not being cooked properly or not stored at the right temperature or in the preparation of the food not being carried out with the necessary hygiene checks.
It is for this reason very common in restaurants where all these factors can be present.
What are the symptoms of Salmonella Food Poisoning?
The symptoms of salmonella food poisoning normally come on some 1-3 days after eating contaminated food.
The symptoms include feeling sick, vomiting and diarrhoea and also stomach cramps
What Treatment can I get for Salmonella Food Poisoning?
In all cases where you believe that you have suffered Salmonella Food Poisoning you should contact your GP or in cases of emergency contact your Accident and Emergency Department.
You should not delay in obtaining treatment or medical advice particularly if your symptoms are severe- high temperature or severe dehydration especially- or if the person affected is young or vulnerable.
What Do I Do If I Want to Claim For Salmonella Food Poisoning?
You should obtain legal advice immediately you are able. A Salmonella Food poisoning claim will only be successful if the Solicitor is contacted soon after the event when the evidence can still be preserved and steps taken to ensure that the claim can be proved.
You also need a specialist Solicitor who is experienced in these types of claims and knows what immediate steps can be taken to ensure that you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.