Most people have been unfortunate enough to experience food poisoning at one time or another. In some cases you may not realise you’ve had food poisoning. You might just mistake it for a regular stomach bug. However if you do realise you’ve had food poisoning you might start to wonder how you got it. Thankfully it is quite unlikely to get it from a food outlet of any kind. This is because they are held to very high standards. Food poisoning in Slough, for example, doesn’t happen very often in this manner at all.
Accident Advice Helpline does occasionally deal with cases where people have got food poisoning in Slough from a particular outlet. For example they may have bought contaminated food from a supermarket, butcher or other source, or they could have caught it from having a meal at a restaurant or café.
How bad is a case of food poisoning likely to be?
Often the symptoms don’t last long, perhaps a day or two for example, but this doesn’t make them any less pleasant to cope with. Sickness and diarrhoea are regular occurrences, with stomach cramps and sweats also possible. A lot will depend on the exact type of bacteria that has affected you, since each one has a different effect. Some are potentially more serious than others.
It is easy to see why some people would consider claiming compensation for their symptoms if they have suffered food poisoning through someone else’s negligence. While the majority of food handlers do an excellent job in following the food safety rules, some are found to be negligent in their duties.
How might you recover from food poisoning?
The best thing is usually to let it take its course. The symptoms will usually resolve themselves, but if you are still ill after a couple of days or you have dehydration because you can’t keep anything down, medical advice is a good idea.
Thankfully there are very few food outlets that cause people to experience an illness like this. However if you know you have been made ill in this way over the past three years and you haven’t yet got in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, make sure you call us today on 0800 689 0500. We can determine whether a no win, no fee claim might work for you so call us here today.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen