Rochdale dad receives compensation after choking on rubber in a crisp packet

A Rochdale dad has been awarded £3500 after chocking on a rubber mould left inside a packet of Walkers crisps. 

Found in a multi-buy packet from the local supermarket, the rubber mould, very similar in design to a crisp was an unwelcome visitor in a packet of barbeque rib flavoured crisps.

Collins describes the day back in 2008 when the event happened.

“I sat down and was watching television,” he said.

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“I wasn’t even looking at the bag of crisps. I put some into my mouth and the next thing I started to choke. Joshua was in the front room and he was shouting.”

Collins firmly believes that his life was saved by his 26-year-old son Joshua who quickly dislodged the item from this throat.

“It was a horrible feeling, the taste in my mouth was awful. I literally couldn’t breathe and I don’t mind admitting I started to panic.”

Collins was then referred to hospital where he was required to undergo an endoscopy. Collins underwent a further series of tests and was prescribed medication accordingly. 

“I lost weight and even when I did feel like eating, when food was actually put in front of me, I couldn’t face eating it. It took about three months for me to feel something like my old self…” he said. 

Walkers has not released a statement on the matter.

Compensation for negligence

When it comes to making a compensation claim, you can claim in any situation where you may been injured through another person’s negligence. In this situation, the father was not responsible for choking on the chip packet, in fact it was the manufacturer who eventually paid him compensation. If you have been in a similar situation where you have been injured through no fault of your own then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

How can I claim?

When it comes to making a compensation claim, Manners Pimblett are the industry experts and can work with you through your claim, to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our team will bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience to help your case along and you can rest assured that with our team working for you, your case is in safe hands.

To find out more about how Manners Pimblett can help, contact our team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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