Food poisoning is pretty nasty. Most of us have experienced it at one time or another in our lives, and unfortunately the symptoms can mean taking time off work to recover. Whilst you may have nobody to blame but yourself – for example, if you handled raw poultry and forgot to wash your hands, you could contract campylobacter – you may have been struck down by food poisoning in Derbyshire after eating out at a restaurant or pub, or ordering food from a takeaway.
Food poisoning symptoms usually present themselves within 24 to 48 hours of eating contaminated food, and include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Most people start to feel better after a few days, but if severe vomiting or diarrhoea continue after 48 hours, it’s best to see your GP, as you may need medicine. For children, the elderly or infirm, food poisoning can actually be very serious as it can lead to dehydration, so it’s important to stay hydrated. When you feel well enough to eat, stick to light meals such as crackers or toast, until you are better.
If you’re considering claiming compensation for food poisoning in Derbyshire, the good news is that you may be eligible to make a claim, provided it has been less than three years since you were ill.
Should you claim?
Claiming personal injury compensation is a personal decision, but don’t spend time stressing about it. Many people avoid claiming as they feel daunted by the claims process or worried about how they will afford upfront legal fees. But look for a reputable personal injury lawyer who provides a 100% no win, no fee* service and you’ll find that the claims process is relatively straightforward. An experienced personal injury lawyer will support you throughout the claims process and it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court.
Trust us, we’re here to help
You know you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to provide you with a reliable service – after all, we are endorsed by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion, Esther Rantzen, and we have been in the personal injury industry for over 15 years. During that time, we’ve helped hundreds of satisfied customers to claim food poisoning compensation. So why not call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we can help you to claim too? It’s free to call and our team are waiting to offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen