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Nut Allergy Claims

As anyone will know who suffers from a nut allergy it is a really serious affair.

Real care has to be taken on a daily basis to ensure that nuts or nuts abstracts are not consumed by mistake.

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Do I have a Nut Allergy Compensation Claim?

If you have unknowingly eaten a food allergen, you may be entitled to bring a nut allergy claim.

In order to be successful you would need to show that

  • You purchased the food from the Defendant or consumed the food on the Defendant’s premises, and
  • The Defendant did not make you aware that the food contained a nut allergen, and
  • You suffered an allergic reaction as a result of unknowingly eating the nut allergen.

 


What evidence will I need to bring My Nut Allergy Claim?

First of all, don’t worry you can rely on us to be able to tell you exactly what evidence is required.

In the meantime here is a list of the types of evidence which may help with your claim:

  • Details of any witnesses who heard you asking about whether the food contained nuts
  • The names of any witnesses who saw how you reacted to the food allergen
  • Details of any doctors or hospitals you attended;
  • A copy/photograph of the menu you used to order the food;
  • The packaging the food you bought came in (as appropriate).

 


Our Expertise = Your Winning Result

  • We are very experienced solicitors who specialise in helping client’s with nut allergy claims.
  • Benefit from all our years of experience so that you have the very best chances of success with your nut allergy claim.
  • Let us advise you on the best course of action to take.
  • We will concentrate on winning your nut allergy claim and then maximising your claim.
  • Please take a moment to have a look at the testimonials on the right side of this page from client’s just like you who contacted us and were so pleased they did!

 


How to start your Nut Allergy Compensation Claim?

If you (or a loved one) has suffered an allergic reaction through no fault of your own please get in touch with us.

  • We will be able to give you helpful, free advice on the steps to take from here.
  • We will discuss your case with you, free of charge.
  • If we believe we can help you with your Nut Allergy Compensation Claim we will offer you our genuine No Win No Fee service.
  • Our No Win No Fee service, means that you will not have to pay anything to us if you lose.
  • Help is here for Your Nut Allergy Claim.

 


Severity of Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions to nuts can be severe and even life threatening.

Very often the circumstances of the reaction will give rise to a nut allergy claim .

Anywhere which sells food need to have the right labeling and procedures in place to protect nut allergy sufferers.

Most people with a nut allergy react after contact with only a small quantity (one nut). There are other individuals may react to only trace amounts.

In practice some people don’t always have to actually eat nuts to suffer a reaction.

Symptoms can range from a mild reaction such as itching around the mouth and rashes to severe such as vomiting, diarrhoea, wheezing and anaphylactic shock.

 


The Grim Statistics laid bare

The facts according to the Food Standards Agency make grim reading. Around 10 people in the UK die each year as a result of eating an undeclared allergenic ingredient. Many more will suffer less serious but still very unpleasant symptoms.

A small proportion of  people are incredibly sensitive to nut allergens. Even the tiniest amount on their lips, or simply standing next to someone eating peanuts, can be sufficient to bring about a reaction.

If someone with a nut allergy does come into contact with nuts then symptoms frequently start quickly. Sometimes literally a reaction can occur in seconds.

Urgent medical treatment will often be required to minimise the risk of serious symptoms developing.

 


Nut Allergy Claims and the Law?

Since December 2014 any pre-packed food or drink sold in the UK must clearly state on the label if it contains one of 14 allergenic ingredients.

These include tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia nuts) and peanuts.

It follows food businesses, such as restaurants, cafe’s, takeaways, mobile catering vans, and canteens (such as at work, schools or in hospitals) must also provide information about allergens to its customers.

In particular, staff members can provide this either in writing or orally or the management should clearly signpost where this information can be obtained.

 


Our Years of Experience Winning Nut Allergy Claims

Over the years we have acted for countless nut allergy clients who have suffered a severe reaction to nuts.

These claims are often not straight forward.

The defendant will often deny the client ever told them about their request for a nut free option.

Over the years we have been truly amazed by the lengths defendant’s will go to when trying to avoid a claim.

  • As a result we are familiar with the arguments and have no qualms about standing resolute.

On one occasion, following an allergic reaction in a restaurant, our client followed our advice and reported matters to the local environmental health department.

The complaint was investigated and clear recommendations were made to the restaurant.

Although the restaurant concerned did their best to deny what had happened.

In the end, with pressure from us, the insurers took the only realistic view which was to deal with the nut allergy claim.

The nut allergy compensation claim was successful.

 

 


 

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