Compensation for food poisoning in a care home

Generally a care home is a place that you go to receive medical care and attention when you are no longer able to look after yourself and in most situation this is exactly what you will receive when you visit one of these places. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and if you do find that you have fallen foul of negligence within a care home, you may consider a compensation claim to fix any potential problems which have arisen.

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Although food poisoning may not seem like a serious problem, when it occurs in a care home it can have a direct impact on your health – and it can lead to serious illness and injury. In this situation a compensation claim could be made to recoup any financial damages that you have incurred. 

What are some common problems which can result from food poisoning?

In general, food poisoning in a care home will be caused by the negligence of an individual who may not have taken the appropriate precautions to ensure that your food was prepared adequately. Food poisoning can occur when food is not cooked at the correct temperature for long enough and when it has come into contact with an unhygienic substance. In addition, you may find that the improper storage of food can also lead to potential problems such as this. 

In which situations might you look to make a claim for compensation?

Compensation claims can be made in any situation where you feel that you have been the victim of negligence, some common examples of these include:

  • Claims for negligent preparation of food
  • Claims for negligent storage of food
  • Claims for the service of raw food
  • Claims for negligent food hygiene standards
  • Claims for negligent kitchen hygiene standards. 

Are the team at Manners Pimblett able to help me?

If you are looking for assistance with your compensation claim then the team at Manners Pimblett are there to help you every step of the way. Whether you are looking for expert advice, or someone to guide you through the entire process, our team of experts are on hand to give you all the help that you need .

To find out more about what we can do, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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