Suffering From
Food Poisoning

If you believe you have food poisoning as a result of eating in a public restaurant or cafe, then get in touch with Mercury Legal Online on 0800 122 3130 – you may have a claim for compensation against the place where you ate.


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Food Poisoning Claim

6 Steps For Making a Food Poisoning Claim

To help us, personal injury solicitors, to help you please consider the following list of guidelines and try to keep as much info that you can:

1. We can help. You will need to remember that our solicitors can help you with food poisoning abroad as well as in the British isles. Hygiene standards might not be as we would usually expect when on holiday abroad or on a luxury cruise liner. If you believe your illness is linked with a package holiday or cruise contact us to see if we can help.

2. Keep as much evidence as possible. No restaurant or any other food outlet/seller ever wishes to be accused of making their clients ill, so it is quite normal for that seller to refute any wrong-doing when first contacted by our solicitors. If you believe your illness has arisen from a product you bought from a shop or supermarket then try and keep the packaging or even the actual product itself. Likewise any receipts or evidence of purchase from a cafe or restaurant, food outlet or takeaway could be useful.

3. Seek medical help. In case you have to seek health advice it is quite crucial that you simply tell the doctor exactly what happened and who or what you believe would be to blame. Food poisoning symptoms for example vomiting and diarrhoea can be the result of a variety of other medical problems therefore it may be a challenge to pin the issues down to a particular event unless the medical information are as accurate as possible.

4. Call us immediately. The quicker we’re aware of your problems, the sooner we are able to begin our research. It is not unusual for food poisoning cases to come in ‘clusters’ or outbreaks affecting a group of people. The quicker we can get in touch with fellow victims and have the supporting evidence the better your case is to prove. We have specialist personal injury solicitors ready and waiting to assist you if you think that you have suffered food poisoning. It’s simple to contact our solicitors and you’re not obliged to pursue a claim.

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