Can I Claim Compensation for Salmonella Poisoning At a Restaurant?
You will be able to make a claim for compensation if you had Salmonella poisoning from eating affected food at a restaurant.
All restaurants have a duty to ensure the food they serve is safe to eat. You’ll be able to make a claim if they fail in this duty to you.
What is Salmonella ?
Salmonella is a very nasty and dangerous form of food poisoning. Contaminated food, such as raw eggs, poultry or shellfish is the most common cause. The food usually becomes contaminated either by:
- not being properly cooked
- not stored at the right temperature or
- food hygiene checks not being carried out.
Salmonella contamination is common in restaurants because all these factors can be present.
What are the symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning?
The symptoms of salmonella poisoning normally come on some 1-3 days after eating contaminated food.
The symptoms can include feeling sick, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps.
What Treatment can I get for Salmonella Food Poisoning?
If you believe you’ve got or had Salmonella Poisoning you should contact your GP. In cases of emergency contact your Accident and Emergency Department straight away.
You should get treatment or medical advice as soon as you can. This is very important if your symptoms are serious. A high temperature or severe dehydration are serious symptoms. This is even more important If the sick person is young, old or weak.
What Do I Do If I Want to Claim For Salmonella Poisoning?
You should get legal advice as soon as you can. If you contact a Solicitor quickly your claim stands more chance of success. This is because your solicitor needs to ensure that vital evidence is preserved. In addition, to ensure that the claim can be proved, there are other steps that have to be taken in a timely manner.
You will need a specialist Solicitor, like O’Neill Injury Solicitors. We are experts in food poisoning claims. We know what steps must be taken to ensure you get the award you are entitled to.