Injury Compensation for Food Poisoning in a Wimpy Restaurant
If you or a loved one has recently suffered food poisoning in a Wimpy restaurant, it may be possible to make a claim for restaurant food poisoning compensation.
A claim for an illness from a restaurant can be made for any bacterial infection – such as salmonella or botulism – that has been caused by consuming under-cooked or contaminated food. In order to claim food poisoning compensation from Wimpy you must be able to establish that your illness was caused by the food consumed in the restaurant. There are a number of ways that you can do this, although we recommend seeking legal advice from an independent personal injury solicitor in this regard.
A solicitor is also in the best position to assess your Wimpy restaurant food poisoning claim and to advise you if you are legally entitled to make a claim, in addition to how much compensation for an illness from Wimpy you are likely to be awarded. You can then make an informed decision about whether it will be worth your while taking legal action.
Claiming Compensation for an Illness from Wimpy
If you have suffered food poisoning in a Wimpy Restaurant from contaminated or undercooked food, you should be entitled to restaurant food poisoning compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the illness, in addition to being able to recover any financial losses that have been suffered as a result of your illness.
However, a claim for an illness from a restaurant will only be possible if your infection was severe enough to have required medical treatment, as your medical notes must contain a reference of your illness in order for a Wimpy Restaurant food poisoning claim to be made.
In order to be entitled to claim compensation for an illness from Wimpy it is vital that you alert the Environmental Health Department about your illness to ensure that the restaurant is visited by Environmental Health inspectors. If harmful bacteria are found or if health and safety practices have not been followed, it will be detailed in the Environmental Health report; this can then be used to prove that the establishment in question was the probable source of contaminated food in support of your case for food poisoning compensation from Wimpy.
Making an Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child
If your child has suffered food poisoning in a Wimpy Restaurant it should be possible for you to file a Wimpy Restaurant food poisoning claim on the childâ€™s behalf by acting as a litigation friend, provided that you accept all financial responsibility for making the claim. It is not possible for a child to take legal action to recover compensation for an illness from Wimpy until the age of consent has been reached; however delaying a claim for food poisoning compensation from Wimpy is likely to be to the detriment of the case.
In order to act as a litigation friend and file a claim for an illness from a restaurant on behalf of your child, an application needs to be made to the courts and a judge must authorise the appointment. When a food poisoning claim for a child is successful, compensation is awarded to the child directly; although it will be held by the courts until the child reaches the age of eighteen. It is strongly advisable to seek legal advice from a personal injury solicitor before making an application to the courts to recover restaurant food poisoning compensation on behalf of your child.