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Personal Injury And Accident Claims

Irrespective of the safety measures you might have taken, an accident could occur at any time and to pretty much anybody, it doesn’t matter who you are, even a personal injury solicitor. We humans neither decide to become an accident victim, nor do we choose why, when and where the accident will take place.

It might seem obvious but almost any accident is likely to be both a distressing and potentially costly experience. Any injuries you are unfortunate enough to sustain are likely to cause you various degrees of pain and any medical attention and treatment can incur high costs.

A way to reclaim these losses is through making a successful personal injury claim and the importance of such a claim really shouldn’t be taken lightly. Certainly you won’t be able to make any personal injuries sustained any less traumatic or painful but you will get some comfort from knowing that you will be fine financially.

How A Personal Injury Solicitor Can Help

The trouble with making a personal injury claim is for most people it seems a difficult process to grasp, and that’s because generally most people have no previous experience with these kind of procedures. A trouble-free alternative to trying to do it all yourself is to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor.

Personal injury solicitors are professional people and these kind of personal injury claims are how they make their living. Their role is to put together a strong injury claims case in your name to win you accident compensation.

The injury solicitor’s service is based upon a “No Win No Fee” process. This will mean If your accident claim is successful, the solicitor recovers all of their bills, or fees from the losing party or the losers insurance company and you could get 100% of the compensation depending on the agreement with your solicitor.

If you don’t win your accident claims case the solicitor is accountable for the loss, in other words you won’t have to pay them anything. However, you may be liable for the winning sides costs, but you can take out insurance cover for this scenario.

Choosing Your Solicitor

It is entirely up to you which personal injury claims company, or solicitor you choose to take up your case. Always try your best to research a company before deciding for certain they are right for you. Also make sure you understand the “agreement” you might be signing so you know exactly what fees you may or may not end up having to pay.

Is It Necessary To Opt For A Personal Injury solicitor?

Naturally you could very well attempt to manage your accident claim on your own, or with the help of friends and family if you prefer, but have you actually thought hard about what the process entails?

Personal Injury Claims

Remember solicitors train for a reason and that’s to know the ins and outs of the British law so they have the best chance possible of being successful. This isn’t to say you won’t but do you really need the hassle?

Ask yourself these few questions and it might help you to decide which route is best if you haven’t already.

Are you aware of what preparations you need to make before going to court? Have you got all of your facts and details correct so you don’t inadvertently lose your road accident claim for example, on some small technicality?

Will you be able to stay calm and focused if things start to become personal? If you can’t answer these few questions with a resounding “yes” then maybe you ought to consider the services of a “No Win No Fee” solicitor, but the choice is always yours.

Please do bear in mind that a personal injury solicitor will undoubtedly make life easier. This is after all what they do for a living. They’ve already all the essential expertise and experience to take care of your accident compensation claim.

Poisoned By Food

Having a meal prepared for you is supposed to be a treat, but if the chef or the catering establishment fail to take proper precautions then you could end up being left with horrendous food poisoning.

Common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Most people are forced to take time off of work, and they may have to alter their plans as a result of the incident. Large scale incidents, such as a mass poisoning at a wedding, can completely ruin an event, and can even cause a breakdown of relations between guests and hosts.

Although most food poisoning is over within a week, some people experience lasting symptoms as a result of their initial illness. In rare cases, food poisoning can also lead to multiple organ failure, brain damage or even death. Proper food hygiene is therefore essential for all catering establishments.

If you have experienced food poisoning which was not your fault, then you may be eligible to make a food poisoning claim. Here are a few examples of food poisoning claims which have been made in the past.

Wedding Caterers

There have been cases of entire wedding parties being struck down by food poisoning after consuming food which contained harmful bacteria. As well as claiming back the cost of the catering and any medical costs that were incurred as a result of the incident, the bride and groom may be able to make additional claims.

Previous claimants have been able to get compensation for the emotional distress that they experienced from having their big day ruined, or compensation for any part of their wedding booking that they were unable to take advantage of because of their illness. Many couples are even forced to cancel their honeymoon because they are not well enough to be able to attend. Talk to your claims advisor about your experiences and they will be able to advise you about what could be covered as part of your claim.

Mislabelled Items

If you have food allergies, it is very important that you know exactly what is in certain food items. If an item has been mislabelled, and it actually contains an ingredient that you are allergic too, then it is possible that it will poison you, even if it is not poisonous to other people. If you suffer an allergic reaction to a food that you have been told is free from your allergens, then you may be able to make a claim.

Spoilt Food from Supermarkets

If you purchase a food from a supermarket and that food has already passed its use-by date, then there is a strong chance that this food may not be safe to eat. If you still have the packaging from a food that you bought, it will help to prove that you bought it after the use-by date, because it is possible to track most purchases.

Unsanitary Takeaways

Takeaways are often amongst the worst culprits in terms of food poisoning risks. Because takeaways strive to turn customers around quickly, they may not cook food thoroughly enough, or they may leave things sitting out for too long. Other takeaways may fail to meet hygiene standards, as they do not keep surfaces and cooking implements clean enough.

If you suffer food poisoning from a takeaway, you should report it to the environmental health department in your area as soon as possible, as this can prevent other people from suffering in the same way that you have.

Food Poisoning whilst on Holiday

Food poisoning at all-inclusive resorts can spread like wildfire. Whilst foreign destinations may not have the same hygiene standards as the United Kingdom, British tour operators have a duty of care to holidaymakers abroad who are using their services. This means that if you experience food poisoning whilst eating at a restaurant at your holiday resort, then they may be liable to pay compensation for your medical costs, as well as costs which are associated with the loss of your holiday to illness.