How long do I have to make a claim for food poisoning in a Chiquito restaurant? I have been ill for over two months after contracting salmonella; can I still make a claim?
You still have time to make a claim for food poisoning in a Chiquito restaurant, as the Statute of Limitations for making personal injury claims for restaurant food poisoning is three years from the date that the first symptoms of the illness were diagnosed.
While this may seem like plenty of time to make a compensation claim for Chiquito restaurant food poisoning, it is important that your claim is prepared as soon as possible while evidence of the negligence of the restaurant staff may still be collected. One important step that you must take – if you have not done so already – is to report your illness to the Environmental Health Department.
It may no longer be possible for salmonella bacteria to be found, but if Environmental Health officers inspect the restaurant kitchen facilities and find that the kitchens are dirty, bad working practices are employed or if government food safety regulations are not being followed, the report issued by the inspectors can be used as proof of negligence when you make your claim for food poisoning in a Chiquito restaurant.
Delaying personal injury claims for restaurant food poisoning may be advantageous if you have not yet made a full recovery. The duration of your symptoms will have a significant bearing on how much Chiquito restaurant food poisoning compensation can be claimed. It can be difficult to accurately predict how long it will take for you to make a full recovery from salmonella, especially if you have become seriously ill as a result of the bacterial infection.
However, you should not postpone seeking legal advice so you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. It is important that you receive legal advice about claiming compensation for salmonella, and the assistance of a solicitor can be invaluable when making a compensation claim for Chiquito restaurant food poisoning, and can greatly improve the likelihood of your case being successfully resolved.
It is also highly recommended that you allow a solicitor to pursue compensation for salmonella on your behalf. A solicitor will ensure that the strongest possible case is prepared to maximise the probability of you being able to recover your full entitlement to Chiquito restaurant food poisoning compensation.