I want to make sure my son receives compensation for food poisoning in a Sayers Bakery. What do I need to do in order to start a personal injury claim?
The first step to take after your son’s illness has been treated by a doctor and the food poisoning has been reported to the Environmental Health Department is to speak with a personal injury solicitor about claiming compensation for food poisoning in a Sayers Bakery on behalf of your son.
It is always advisable to seek legal advice before initiating a personal injury claim, but this is all the more important when legal action needs to be taken on behalf of a legal minor. Before Sayers Bakery food poisoning claims can be initiated there are a number of procedures that will need to be completed, and a solicitor is in the best position to assist you in this regard.
Once eligibility to claim Sayers Bakery food poisoning compensation has been confirmed by a solicitor, an application must be made to the courts to have you accepted as a litigation friend to file an injury claim on behalf of your son. You are not legally entitled to make the claim until you have received authorisation to do so by a judge, who will need to establish that you are competent to take legal action and you are acting in the best interests of your son.
It is probable that you will have to provide evidence that you have the financial means to see the case through to completion as you must agree to accept full financial responsibility for making the claim for Sayers Bakery food poisoning compensation before you will be accepted to act as a litigation friend. Once authorisation has been granted the claim process can commence.
It may not be necessary to take the case to court to be decided, as an out of court settlement of compensation for food poisoning in a Sayers Bakery may be negotiated by your solicitor and the insurance company of the bakery. However a judge will need to be involved, as any compensation offered by an insurance company must be assessed for suitability.
Should Sayers Bakery food poisoning claims prove to be successful, an award of compensation would be held by the courts until your son reaches his eighteenth birthday, after which payment will be issued directly to your son, although a fraction of the award of compensation may be released to you so that medical expenses and other costs can be recovered.