Allergic Reaction After Eating At TGI Fridays – Can I Claim Compensation?
Dining out at restaurants can be a challenging experience for those who have specific allergies and intolerances. To ensure customers have safe and enjoyable dining experiences, restaurants must comply with the dietary requirements of the customer. However, if the dietary limitations of the customer were to be ignored, or if food is cross-contaminated with an allergen, it could cause an allergic reaction to TGI Fridays food.
Within this guide, we will discuss how allergic reactions to TGI Fridays could be caused by negligence and how you could pursue a personal injury claim. After reading this online guide, you might feel compelled to begin your case or have a question. No matter the circumstances, one of our advisers would be more than happy to discuss your case with you. To speak with an adviser, the number to call is 0800 073 8804.
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- What Is An Allergic Reaction To Eating At TGI Fridays?
- Examples Of Foods Which You Could Be Allergic To?
- Statistics On Being Allergic To A Food
- I Asked For One Of These Ingredients To Be Left Out
- One Of These Ingredients Was Not Left Out As Requested
- What Are My Rights When Dining At A Restaurant?
- I Did Not Tell A Restaurant I Had A Food Allergy, Could I Make A Claim?
- TGI Fridays Allergy Menu
- Allergic Reaction After Eating At TGI Fridays Compensation Calculator
- Special Damages Which May Also Be Awarded
- How To Claim Compensation For An Allergic Reaction At A Restaurant
- No Win No Fee Claims If You Suffered An Allergic Reaction After Eating At TGI Fridays
- Contact Us To Begin Your Claim
Experiencing an allergic reaction could be a life-changing event, especially if you suffer from severe food-related allergies. Understandably, those that suffer from an allergy will take preventive measures to avert an incident from occurring. However, what would happen if a third party – such as TGI Fridays – breached their duty of care? Their actions or inactions have the ability to cause an allergic reaction to occur, threatening the welfare of their customers.
Throughout this guide, we will discuss various scenarios in which TGI Fridays could cause an allergic reaction, and how a personal injury claim could be a suitable course of action. For this guide to effectively discuss personal injury claims relating to an allergic reaction to TGI Fridays, it will answer the following keywords:
- How could a personal injury solicitor help me and my case?
- Is there a personal injury claim time limit?
- What is a personal injury claims calculator?
- Does TGI Fridays owe me a duty of care?
- Could I claim if the allergy information on TGI Friday’s menu was incorrect?
After reading this guide, you should have a greater understanding of the claims process and how a personal injury solicitor could be of assistance. However, if you have any questions regarding the contents within this guide, please contact one of our advisers.
An allergic reaction is the body’s response to an allergen that it deems harmful. People can be allergic to various things, such as pet hair, pollen, latex, and even food. The NHS state that allergies affect 1 in every 4 people and can randomly develop as you grow older. Having an allergy can often be a nuisance and affect people’s everyday lives, especially in severe occurrences.
As stated by the NHS, some of the most common allergic reaction symptoms include:
- Wheezing and coughing
- A red, itchy rash
- Worsening of asthma or eczema symptoms
- A runny or blocked nose
- Red, itchy, watery eyes
What Are Food Allergies And Reactions?
An allergic reaction is the body’s response to a product it deems a threat. In doing so, the body will experience a wide range of symptoms as a response, which can vary from person to person. Within the following section, you will find more details relating to various degrees of allergic reactions and their symptoms.
Non-IgE Allergic Reactions
Reactions of this nature tend to happen over a prolonged period after coming into contact with an allergen. While the response and experience might not be immediate, it can cause:
- Red, dry, or cracked skin
IgE Allergic Reactions
Reactions of this nature tend to cause various symptoms, such as:
- Itchy/tingly mouth
- Feeling faint
- Hay fever-like symptoms
The response time and the reaction of anaphylaxis can be life-threatening, as the individual will require immediate medical attention. The symptoms of anaphylaxis could include:
- Tight chest/chest pains
- Problems speaking
- Issues breathing
- Swollen tongue
Allergies can affect people in various ways, resulting in numerous symptoms and aftereffects. As outlined by the Food Standards Agency, there are 14 common allergens:
- Sulphur Dioxide
- Sesame Seeds
- Cereals containing gluten
Allergy UK states that food allergies are increasingly common, affecting over a fifth of the population. It was also reported in 2014 that there were 20,318 admissions to hospitals concerning an allergic reaction or allergy-related issue. Over the past 20 years, there has been a 615% increase in anaphylaxis-related incidents, showing the importance of allergy awareness.
As an individual with an allergy, you will inherently make conscious decisions when dining out. As a restaurant, TGI Fridays can make adjustments and have flexibility when it comes to you placing an order, ensuring you are not served an allergen.
Should the server taking your order fail to accurately note or advise you on your dietary requirements and you’re served food containing the highlighted allergen, then it could cause an allergic reaction to occur.
Nobody should ever have to experience such trauma, but should you find yourself suffering due to a third party mistake, please contact our team. With the support of a personal injury lawyer, they could help you seek compensation for the trauma you’ve endured.
If a TGI employee didn’t listen to the request that ultimately caused you to have a reaction, then you might question whether you have grounds to pursue a claim. For a claim of this nature to have validity, you must be able to provide clear evidence that shows how TGI Fridays breached its duty of care, causing your reaction. If you’re unsure what you could do to prove this, our team can offer you all the advice you need. Simply call them on the number at the top of the page.
Allergic Reactions Which Could Be Caused By Restaurants Negligence
According to Government advice, if you request an allergen to be taken out of your food, then the serving staff must comply with your request if it’s possible for them to do so. For example, you could request an item without:
It is always worth requesting the TGI Friday allergy menu to help inform your decision.
Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, restaurants are required to provide clear and concise information regarding the food they sell, emphasising the importance of transparency. Therefore, if you have an allergy to a specific ingredient and you inform the server, TGI Fridays must comply and take your allergy seriously if it’s possible for them to do so. If they cannot comply, they must advise you as such.
Under the Act, TGI Fridays must:
- Fulfil any dietary requests
- Label products with allergens correctly.
- Ensure cross-contamination with an allergen is prevented.
If you can prove that TGI Fridays failed to provide allergy information and, as a result, you suffered a reaction, then you could have grounds to make a claim.
Failing To Warn A Customer Of Potential Allergens
Should a restaurant like TGI Fridays not inform their customers of the allergens within their products, it could lead to a dangerous and harmful situation. For example, the TGI Friday menu must have allergy information clearly and effectively labelled so their customers can make a well-informed decision. But should the menu not have allergy warnings, or advise you as to where to obtain allergy information, it could cause an allergic reaction to occur.
As someone with an allergy, it is essential to inform the restaurant of your allergies so they can make your dining experience all the more enjoyable. However, should you fail to warn TGI Fridays of your allergies and you suffer a reaction to an allergen that wasn’t advertised as being in your dish, that doesn’t preclude you from making a claim.
TGI Fridays have a lawful obligation to ensure all of their menu items are listed correctly with the correct nutritional information. Should TGI Fridays fail to list allergens within their products, or should they serve you an “allergen-free” dish that causes you to react, then you could have grounds to make a compensation claim, provided you can evidence the fault of the restaurant.
Within the following section, you will see the menu for TGI Fridays. The information was correct at the time of posting but may have changed over time. Therefore, if you have an allergen, please enquire about the menu before ordering and inform the staff of your allergy.
- Sirloin Steak With Parmesan Butter
- Steak With Whisky-glaze
- Center Cut Sirloin Steak & Shrimp With Parmesan Butter
- Center Cut Sirloin Steak & Shrimp With Whisky-glaze
- Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Pasta
- Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Crispy Chicken Fingers
- Dragon-glaze Salmon
- Fridays Big Ribs – Apple Butter Bbq
- Big Ribs – Whiskey Glazed
- The Signature Whiskey Glazed Chicken
- Fried Shrimp
- Simply Grilled Salmon
- Sizzling Chicken & Cheese
- Sizzling Chicken & Shrimp
- Fridays Signature Whiskey Glazed Flat Iron Steak
- Apple Butter Bbq
- Carolina Reaper
- Dragon Glaze
- Frank’s Redhot Buffalo
- Garlic Parmesan
- Whiskey Glaze
- Bacon Cheeseburger
- Beyond Meat Burger
- Cheese Burger
- Friday’s Signature Whiskey Glazed Burger
- Guinness Pub Burger
- Loaded Cheese Fry Burger
- Philly Cheesesteak Burger
- Cheddar Mac & Cheese
- Garlic Breadsticks
- Giant Onion Rings
- Season Fries
- Side House Salad
- Jasmine Rice
- Lemon-butter Broccoli
- Mashed Potatoes
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich
- Signature Whiskey Glazed Chicken Sandwich
- Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
- Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken
- Salad With Grilled Salmon
- Caesar Salad With Center Cut Sirloin
- Caesar Salad With Beyond Meat Patty
- Cobb Salad With Grilled Chicken
- Million Dollar Cobb Salad With Grilled Salmon
- Million Dollar Cobb Salad With Grilled Centre-cut Sirloin
- Cobb Salad With Grilled Beyond Meat Patty
If you have suffered an allergic reaction caused by the negligent actions of a third party, then you might question how much compensation you could be awarded. Instead of using a personal injury claims calculator to offer an estimated figure, we have used the Judicial College Guidelines to offer estimated compensation figures.
Reaction Compensation bracket Remarks
Anguish (mental) £4,380 If a claimant feared that they could lose their life or would experience a reduction in quality, then this could be an appropriate award.
Allergic reactions (slight) From around £860 to £3,710 Within this bracket, it would focus on slight reaction that resolves in a few days or weeks.
£3,710 to £8,950 A reaction of this nature would have no lasting effects. However, hospital treatment might have been required initially, the symptoms would resolve.
Allergic reactions (serious) £8,950 to £18,020 Cases of this nature often have serious reactions but do not have lasting complications.
Allergic reactions (severe) £36,060 to £49,270 Severe reactions could lead to long-term impact on a claimant’s ability to enjoy a normal social life or their ability to work, They are also expected to endure severe pain, vomiting and diarrhoea might have featured as symptoms. Hospital admission might have been required, lasting some days or weeks.
If you have suffered an allergic reaction and are seeking compensation, then you will be required to undergo a medical assessment local to you. Essentially, the assessment ensures you receive an accurate amount of compensation, as it will evaluate the severity of your allergic reaction and whether there are additional or future implications.
If you would like to receive a compensation estimation that is more precise to your case, please speak to one of our advisers.
In the section above, we discussed compensation amounts for physical and psychological trauma after an allergic reaction. Within this section, you will find information relating to special damages; they could also be factored into your claim.
Special damages take into account various forms of financial loss that are incurred because of the accident. For example, if you have experienced an allergic reaction to TGI Fridays, then you could face unexpected financial losses, such as:
- Care costs
- Medical expenses
- Travel Expenses
- The loss of potential earnings
If you have experienced a degree of financial loss after suffering from an allergic reaction, then you could have grounds to pursue a claim. However, to claim for special damages, you must keep evidence, such as receipts, bank statements, payslips, and any unexpected bills and expenses.
Pursuing a compensation claim can often be a stressful process, as nobody ever expects or prepares for their health to be compromised by the negligent actions of another. However, should you find yourself looking for a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, we could be of assistance.
Here at Legal Expert, we could connect those that have suffered an allergic reaction to a solicitor best suited to handle your case. A solicitor could be of assistance in several ways, such as:
Talking to you regarding your options.
If you have suffered from an allergic reaction, then a solicitor can discuss various factors of the claims process, such as the personal injury claims time limit. They can also answer any questions you might have.
Assess your cases.
If you discuss your case in greater detail, then a solicitor can assess the eligibility of your claim.
Help you with your claim.
If you are eligible to make a compensation claim, then a solicitor could offer to handle your case and help you seek the maximum amount of compensation for your case.
Understandably, some claimants have a concern regarding the claims process, specifically relating to the financial aspects of a claim. If you can provide evidence that shows TGI Fridays directly caused your allergic reaction, a personal injury solicitor could offer to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement.
There are various benefits to a No Win No Fee agreement, here are some examples:
- There are zero upfront fees to begin your personal injury claim.
- You will not be required to pay any fees while the claim is on-going.
It is also worth stating that if the claim has a successful outcome and compensation is awarded, then your solicitor will deduct a small fee for the services they have provided. This fee is capped by law, so you won’t lose much of your compensation. However, should the claim be unsuccessful, then you would not be obligated to cover your solicitor’s legal fees.
For more information or to discover whether you can benefit from a No Win No Fee agreement, please contact our team today.
After reading this guide, you might feel that you are ready to seek legal advice. Alternatively, you might have a question regarding the contents within this guide. No matter your circumstance, one of our advisers could be of assistance.
If you’d like to speak with some regarding your case, you can do so in one of the following ways:
- To call one of our representatives, the number to call is 0800 073 8804
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We hope you have found this guide discussing allergic reactions to TGI Fridays helpful. Within the final section of this guide, we have included some additional materials that could be of use.
How To Claim Food Allergic Reaction Compensation – a guide on the claims process for food allergy cases.
Treating Allergies – A list of available treatments for allergies from the NHS.
Steroid Medicines – Details of various steroid medicines supplied by the NHS.
Guide by Brennan
Edited by Billing