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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What can individuals do to protect themselves from food poisoning?


    The effects of food poisoning cannot be understated. They range from the plain nasty such as diarrhoea and vomiting, to potentially fatal symptoms (especially for the very young and elderly) such as extreme dehydration and organ failure. It’s important to take a proactive role in protecting yourself against food poisoning. Having worked in the business of personal injury compensation for many years now, we at Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with more than our fair share of food poisoning claims. This has allowed us to gain an expert knowledge and a unique insight into the effects of food poisoning. Although we are primarily a law firm, we operate for the public good, helping those who have suffered an injustice but we also aim to help reduce the chances of accidents and mishaps. That’s why we publish these handy guides. Below, we publish some of world renowned Mayo Clinic’s top tips on how protect yourself from food poisoning.

    You can protect yourself and your loved ones from food poisoning by:

    • Washing your hands, utensils and food surfaces often
    • Keeping raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods
    • Cooking foods to a safe temperature
    • Refrigerating or freezing perishable foods promptly i.e. within two hours of purchasing or preparing them
    • Defrosting food safely
    • Throwing it out when in doubt

    Claiming for compensation after contracting food poisoning

    As we’ve said above, we have years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation. If you’ve contracted food poisoning within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, perhaps in your workplace or even abroad on holiday, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation. Contact us today for more information. At Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as fair, transparent and efficient as possible. That’s why all of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no win no fee** basis and you will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed. Thank you for reading our guide to protecting yourself from food poisoning. You can find more helpful hints and tips in our other blog articles, such as how to claim compensation in the event of an accident in the workplace or a slip trip or fall.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.