How Much Could I Claim For An Allergy To A Food At Jamie’s Italian?
You could claim compensation if you have had an allergic reaction after eating Jamie’s Italian food if you can prove negligence on the part of the restaurant. In this personal injury law guide, we’re going to explore this further.
If you are one of the many allergy sufferers in the UK, ordering food from a takeaway or eating out in a restaurant can be challenging. You have to be sure the meals you order are safe for you to avoid suffering a reaction. There are laws in the UK that protect consumers and which food businesses must respect. If they fail to do so, and you have a reaction to the food you ordered, you could seek compensation for the suffering caused.
Our guide to seeking compensation after eating at Jamie’s Italian explains what proof would be needed to support an allergic reaction claim. We explain the symptoms associated with a reaction to food, both the minor and those which are a lot more severe. The guide also explains how to go about seeking compensation by making a personal injury claim and how a solicitor could offer No Win No Fee terms when representing you.
To find out more about getting compensation if your food allergy was triggered in Jamie’s Italian, please continue reading our guide by clicking on the sections below.
Alternatively, if you are ready to begin a personal injury claim and would like to know if you have sufficient evidence to support your case, please contact a member of the Legal Helpline team on 0161 696 9685.
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- A Guide To Claiming For An Allergy To Jamie’s Italian Foods
- What Is A Food Allergy?
- Is It Common To Have A Food Allergy?
- I Asked Not To Be Served Foods Containing Allergens
- I Was Still Served Allergen Containing Goods
- Food Safety Negligence
- Consumer Rights At The Restaurant
- Claiming When You Failed To Notify Staff Of Your Allergy
- What Are The 14 Foods Commonly Causing Allergic Reactions?
- Menu Information For Jamie’s Italian
- Compensation Calculator For A Food Allergy In A Jamie’s Italian Restaurant
- How Else Could I Be Compensated?
- No Win No Fee Claims For An Allergy To Jamie’s Italian Foods
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If you are among the many allergy sufferers in the UK, you may have to carry an EpiPen just in case you have an adverse reaction to something you eat. Suffering from food allergies can make life much harder when it comes to eating out or ordering a takeaway meal.
Our guide explains the sort of evidence that is required to support a personal injury claim after suffering an allergic reaction through no fault of your own.
We go into the symptoms you could suffer if you had an allergy reaction in Jamie’s Italian whether these are minor or more severe. We cover your rights as a consumer and the responsibilities that all food businesses must adhere to, which means following the laws that are there to protect the consumer.
We also provide information on how personal injury compensation is calculated and how you could claim both general damages and special damages in a successful allergic reaction claim. The guide also offers an idea of the level of compensation you could be awarded in general damages for the pain you were caused through the negligence of a restaurant.
We cover how a personal injury solicitor could offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis once they have established your case is valid and that there is sufficient proof of negligence on the part of a restaurant. We explain how a No Win No Fee agreement works and how you would only have to pay for the legal representation once you receive a settlement.
To speak to a member of the Legal Helpline team to discuss your case, please call us on the number at the top of this page, or write to us about your potential allergic reaction claim by using our contact form.
A food allergy is when your immune system works overtime to get rid of a ‘perceived’ threat, usually an ingredient you’ve eaten. As a consequence, you could suffer minor symptoms associated with food allergies, or you could experience something a lot more serious like anaphylaxis. This is an extremely serious reaction that must be treated as a medical emergency or it could prove fatal.
Some of the more common food allergies include the following:
- Nut allergies
- Egg allergies
- Milk allergies
- Dairy allergies
- Wheat allergies
- Soy allergies
- Fruit allergies
- Cereal allergies
- Gluten allergies
- Celery allergies
- Seafood allergies
- Fish allergies
- Lupin allergies
- Mustard allergies
- Shellfish allergies
- Sulphur dioxide allergies
If you have any of the allergies listed above and have suffered an allergic reaction at a restaurant through no fault of your own, get in touch with our personal injury advisers for free legal advice.
What Are Allergic Reactions Caused By Jamie’s Italian Foods?
You may have a reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian because you are allergic to certain ingredients used in the preparation of meals served in the restaurant. You could suffer milder symptoms which may include the following:
- Irritation, itchiness in your throat, mouth, or ears
- Swelling around your eyes, lips, tongue, and the roof of your mouth
However, you may experience severe symptoms associated with food allergies which could include the following:
- Anaphylaxis – a life-threatening condition that must be treated as a matter of urgency
The symptoms of anaphylaxis are as follows:
- Trouble breathing
- Difficulty talking or swallowing
- Loss of consciousness
If you had an allergic reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian and can prove that it was down to the negligence of the restaurant, call us on the number at the top of this page for free advice.
The national charity Allergy UK published a report on the number of allergy sufferers in the UK. The report found that numbers are rising and that the United Kingdom has the highest percentage of people who suffer from some type of allergy globally. Their report showed that over 20% of the population suffer from allergies and that 44% of these allergies sufferers were affected by more than one allergy.
If you are one of the many allergy sufferers in the UK and would like to know if you have a valid claim if you had an allergic reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian, please get in touch with a Legal Helpline adviser today.
You can ask a waiter or the person who serves you to leave out certain ingredients you know could trigger a food allergy, which may include the following:
- No cheese
- No tomatoes
- No eggs
- No wheat
- No oats
- No fish
- No milk
- No nuts
However, it would be up to the restaurant to agree to this request because they are not obliged to do so. With this said, food businesses must follow the law which includes making sure that any allergens found in the food they prepare are clearly marked on a menu, has a notice to direct people toward allergy information, or has dedicated allergy-friendly menus.
Restaurants and other food businesses must be ‘truthful’ and must not provide you with any misleading information which could lead to you being harmed in some way. If you can prove that a restaurant agreed to leave out ingredients yet forgot to do so and you experience an allergic reaction after eating in Jamie’s Italian, you may be able to seek compensation.
Contact a member of the Legal Helpline team to discuss your allergy claim today. We provide a no-obligation, initial consultation that is free of charge.
As previously touched upon, if you can evidence that a restaurant agreed to leave out any ingredients you told them about and yet you had an allergic reaction in Jamie’s Italian because they omitted to do so, you could have grounds to make a personal injury claim.
You may have asked for any of the following to be left out of the food you ordered:
- No cheese
- No tomatoes
- No eggs
- No wheat
- No oats
- No fish
- No milk
- No nuts
If the restaurant confirms that they can comply with your request, they must do so. However, if the person waiting upon you forgets to pass the request onto the kitchen, or if chefs and kitchen staff forget to omit the ingredient, it could lead to a reaction. And in such cases, if you can prove this breach of duty, you could seek compensation.
To find out whether you have a valid personal injury claim and that negligence can be proven, please contact a member of the Legal Helpline team.
If a restaurant does not abide by the laws relating to food safety, it could be breaking the law. If they also neglect to follow other laws that protect the public and, as a consequence, you suffer an allergic reaction in Jamie’s Italian, you could have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.
Food businesses are also obliged by law to be truthful and not to provide any misleading information which could cause you to be harmed, whether you experience minor symptoms associated with a food allergy or something more serious like anaphylactic shock.
One way in which negligence can arise in kitchens is in relation to food hygiene. Given the range of ingredients used and the various pots, pans and utensils, cross-contamination of dishes is a real threat. For instance, frying fish in the same pan as chicken could expose somebody with a fish allergy.
Such instances aren’t acceptable, and if you can show that you’ve suffered an allergic reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian because of cross-contamination, you could seek compensation.
To discuss your claim please contact a member of the Legal Helpline team today.
There are laws in the UK that protect consumers and which food businesses must follow. Restaurants, other eateries, and takeaways have a duty of care towards the public to ensure they are kept safe from harm. These laws are detailed below:
- Article 14 of EC Regulation 178/2002 (General Food Law Regulation)
- Article 28 of EC Regulation 178/2002 (General Food Law Regulation)
- Section 14 of The Food Safety Act 1990
- Section 15 of The Food Safety Act 1990
If you had an allergic reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian and can show the restaurant failed in their duty of care towards you, you could seek compensation for the pain and suffering you endured. For more information and free legal advice on how to seek compensation, please speak to one of our personal injury claims advisers today.
If you had an allergic reaction after eating in Jamie’s Italian but you did not tell them about any allergies you suffer from, there’s a possibility you could still be able to make a personal injury claim.
To succeed, you would need to show that the restaurant completely failed to inform you about the allergens contained in the dishes they prepare. We’ll go into more detail on this below. A claim might also be possible in instances of cross-contamination, which we discussed above.
Allergy Warning Failures
If a food business like a restaurant, takeaway or bistro fails in their duty to keep you safe from harm by not providing information on allergens found in the food they prepare, or they fail to adhere to the law relating to food safety and hygiene, they could be contravening UK law.
If you can prove that you had an allergic reaction after eating in Jamie’s Italian as a result of the restaurant’s failings to provide any or accurate allergen information, you may be able to seek compensation.
For more information on a restaurant’s obligation to follow the law, please get in touch today.
Food businesses are legally obliged to notify the public of certain allergens used in the preparation of food. This could be on a menu, packaging, or on website menus so the consumer is aware of them.
The 14 foods which commonly result in a person experiencing an allergic reaction are:
- Sulphur dioxide
If a restaurant fails to provide any information relating to these allergens, it could be breaking the law. To learn more about your rights as a consumer, please get in touch with our personal injury advisers.
Jamie’s Italian offers diners a range of Italian dishes which includes the following:
- Garlic Flatbread (V)
- Big Green Olives (V)
- Ravioli Fritti (V)
- Sourdough (V)
- Crispi Squid
- Tomato Bruschetta (V)
- Super Food Salad (DF,GF,VG,V)
- 8oz Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak
- Calabrian Chicken (Gf)
- Crispy Free-range Chicken Burger
- Fish & Chips
- Italian Steak & Fries (Gf)
- The Jamie’s Italian Burger
- Casarecce Carbonara
- Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli (V)
- Our Famous Prawn Linguine
- Tagliatelle Bolognese
- Italian Hot
- Loaded Margherita (V)
- Margherita (V)
- San Daniele
You may be looking for a personal injury claims calculator to help you work out how much compensation you could get for the harm caused by your allergic reaction. Rather than include such a tool here—which can, at times, provide misleading results—we’ve instead opted to provide the below table.
The amounts shown are based on the Judicial College Guidelines and are awarded in general damages as a way to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you had to endure. The amounts do not include any financial losses which you could include in a claim.
|Severity of allergy||Details||Amounts awarded in General Damages|
|Severe||Very serious symptoms. May have ongoing health issues reducing an ability to work and negatively impact well-being||£36,060 upto £49,270|
|Severe||Allergic reactions that could lead to serious symptoms which are typically short-lived.||£8,950 upto £18,020|
|Moderate||Allergic reactions typically usually require time in hospital but symptoms clear up fairly quickly following treatment||£3,710 upto £8,950|
|Minor||Allergic reactions less serious which typically clear up in a few days/weeks||Up to £3,710|
Call a member of our Legal Helpline team today to gain a more accurate idea of the level of allergy compensation you may receive in a successful personal injury claim.
Allergic reaction compensation can consist of two heads of claim—general damages, awarded to compensate you for the pain and suffering you were put through, and; special damages to compensate you for any financial losses you incurred.
Special damages, therefore, are based on money that you had to pay out because of your injuries, as well as accounting for losses that you may incur down the line.
The sort of expenses and losses you could include in an allergy claim are:
- Medical expenses such as the cost of prescriptions and the cost of private treatment, rehabilitation, and/or therapy
- Travel costs which include the amount you paid to get to the medical facility where you were treated, as well as any parking fees you incurred
- Care costs should you need help around the home whilst you recover from your injury
- Loss of income during the time you recovered from an injury
- Loss of future earnings if you are unable to work again
- Other expenses and losses related to the allergy you suffered
If you have any questions about what you could claim in special damages, please talk to a member of our team.
We provide an initial consultation which is free of charge and imposes absolutely no obligation on your part to use our service. This consultation allows a member of our team to assess your allergy claim. Once we have determined your case is strong and there is sufficient proof of negligence on the part of a restaurant, a solicitor from our panel would offer you No Win No Fee terms.
No Win No Fee means what it suggests—if your claim did not successfully resolve, you would not have to pay any of the fees your lawyer has accrued representing you. There are also no fees to pay upfront or while the case is ongoing.
If the claim is a success, you would pay your lawyer a small percentage of your compensation award to cover their legal fees. This fee is capped by law.
For more information on how No Win No Fee agreements work, please talk to a member of our team today.
You have various ways of contacting a member of the Legal Helpline team:
- By telephone on 0161 696 9685
- By email at [email protected]
- By completing our online claims form
- By chatting to a member of our team on our online chatline
Our personal injury advisers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to take your query.
If you have any questions relating to personal injury compensation for a wheat allergy, the link below provides lots of answers to frequently asked questions:
For more information on the time limits associated with personal injury claims, please follow the link below:
If you would like information on how No Win No Fee claims work, the link below provides lots of useful information:
For more information on the symptoms associated with food allergies, please click on the link below:
The link below takes you to the Allergy UK website where you will find essential reading on allergy sufferers in the UK:
Thank you for reading our guide to making a claim for an allergic reaction after eating at Jamie’s Italian.
Guide by HW
Edited by REB