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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

    Are some people more at risk of food poisoning than others?


    While it is obvious that some people are more prone to slips, trips and falls than others, can some be more at risk of food poisoning than others? Simply put, although you may not think it possible, the answer is yes.

    Why are some people more susceptible to food poisoning than others?

    Some medications can cause individuals to be more prone to food poisoning. Medication intended to calm stomach acid can be one of the worst culprits as the purpose of stomach acid is to break down and kill nasty micro-organisms. When your stomach is unable to do this, it cannot remove the food-borne bacteria which causes food poisoning. It is also worthwhile washing your hands before and after you eat.

    How to improve your resistance to food poisoning

    It is possible to build up your immunity to food poisoning by improving the condition of your stomach. Eating yoghurts will increase the amount of good bacteria in your stomach, which makes it difficult for the bad food-borne bacteria to take over.

    Public incidents beyond slips, trips and falls: Food poisoning

    When dining out in public, whether at a restaurant, a café or a burger van, the owner of that establishment has a legal duty to ensure your health and well-being during your visit. This includes guaranteeing that the food is served to a standard which eliminates the risk of food poisoning. If you believe you have contracted food poisoning at a restaurant and that the owner is liable, you may be able to claim compensation for the personal illness you have experienced

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims. Assessing just the basics of your claim, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine if you have a public injury case worth pursuing.

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    Whether you choose to access Accident Advice Helpline using the 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or via their website’’s compensation calculator, their team of specialist advisers will be able to suggest the best course of action for your individual circumstances.

    Should you decide to proceed with your claim, Accident Advice Helpline will assign your case to their legal team, who work on a no win no fee* basis to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve for your public food-related illness.

    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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.