Claiming compensation for Salmonella

When it comes to having a celebration, or simply going out for a nice meal, the last thing that is on your mind is ending up in hospital, but unfortunately in some situations mainly due to poor kitchen hygiene or cooking practices, this is the way that some people can end their night. The Government is incredibly strict on regulating the way that restaurants and fast food outlets can serve food and there are a number of governing bodies which are responsible for ensuring that these standards are met, but even so there is still the chance that one or two negligent food services can slip through the system.

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If you are served food which has not been correctly prepared or cooked then you stand the risk of contracting a number of food related diseases, one of which is salmonella, as a result you could be incredibly ill for a period of time. If this happens to you through the negligence of a restaurant or food outlet, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

What are some common situations that could lead to Salmonella?

Salmonella can be contracted in a number of different ways and some common examples of this include:

  • Poor hygiene within a commercial or home kitchen environment
  • Food which has not been correctly stored or defrosted
  • Standing or surface water which has become polluted
  • Food which has not been cooked correctly
  • Infections from sick animals.

What are some injuries I could sustain?

If you contract salmonella, some of the injuries that you could suffer from include:

  • Abdominal craps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Headaches.

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a compensation claim of this type you can claim against anyone whose negligence has led to you contracting salmonella. This could include a restaurant or fast food outlet who may have served you food that was either poorly prepared or that hadn’t been cooked or stored correctly. 

What should I do next?

At Manners Pimblett we are here to help when it comes to making compensation claims and we can guide you through the compensation process, every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more about how Maput straight back into your pocket. nners Pimblett can help your compensation claim, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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