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Frequently Asked Questions About Food Poisoning Compensation Claims
What Exactly is Food Poisoning?
People can get foodborne illness (food poisoning) by eating food contaminated by bacteria/viruses. Not washing your hands before prepping food is a common way to transmit bacteria/viruses and cause food poisoning.
Symptoms of food poisoning can be:
- Abdominal pain
The symptoms usually happen within hours or several days after eating the contaminated food. This makes it very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause.
What Illnesses & Diseases Can Food Poisoning Cause?
There are some very serious (and sometimes fatal) bacteria and viruses often associated with food poisoning:
How Do Food Poisoning Claims Work?
Food poisoning claims work by valuing the illnesses' impact on your quality of life in every way, and because every instance of food poisoning is different, building a strong case isn’t always easy.
We know what you will need and how you can prepare for this, and we do all the paperwork for you.
When Are Food Vendors Responsible For Food Poisoning?
A Queensland food vendor can be held responsible for food poisoning if their food-handling processes are found to have fallen short of industry standards.
By law, all food vendors in Australia are required to prepare food so that it is safe for human consumption.
The presence of bacteria in areas where food is prepared or stored can result in a vendor being blamed for food poisoning.
How Do I Find The Proof To Hold A Food Vendor Responsible For Your Food Poisoning?
Failing to work with accredited produce suppliers, handling food improperly, and using unsafe cooking methods can also make food vendors liable.
If you’re unsure whether you have enough proof to hold a Queensland food vendor responsible for your sickness, The Personal Injury Lawyers can help you find sufficient evidence.
How Can I Prove I Have Food Poisoning?
Tracing food poisoning back to the source can be seriously challenging. In order to prove you’re entitled to food poisoning compensation, you’ll need to take these steps:
- Make a detailed list of everything you have recently eaten, whether you bought it in a restaurant, grocery store or from another type of food vendor. Being able to narrow down the source of your food poisoning is essential to proving your claim.
- Report your case to your local food safety authority. If other people have been affected, they may be able to identify a pattern of foodborne illnesses.
- Seek medical care. Identifying the bacteria that caused your food poisoning can help identify which food vendor was responsible. Being able to provide medical evidence can add to the strength of your case.
I Have Food Poisoning, What Should I Do?
After seeking medical care for your symptoms, the next thing you should do is speak with a Queensland lawyer who specialises in public liability claims.
If you plan to take legal action, starting the claims process quickly can improve your chances of receiving damages.
The Personal Injury Lawyers offer a No Win No Fee guarantee so you can access compensation without putting your financial security at risk.
Speak with a food poisoning lawyer with experience and get a free claim assessment today.
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