Food poisoning is something you can get from any establishment that prepares and sells food, with cases of food poisoning from a takeaway being quite common. At Accident Advice Helpline we deal with many of these claims and with 15 years’ experience in the industry, we have become well experienced in successfully claiming compensation for our clients.
To add to this our services are all covered under a no win, no fee guarantee, giving our customers the peace of mind that if their claim is not successful they will not pay a penny.
Often, food poisoning is something that is extremely uncomfortable, including vomiting and diarrhoea, but will go within a few days. However, in rare cases food poisoning from a takeaway can be very serious or even life-threatening.
Causes of food poisoning
The main causes of food poisoning are:
- Food not being thoroughly cooked
- Food not being stored at the correct temperature
- Chefs and servers not washing their hands
- Ill chefs and servers being allowed to work
All of the above can cause food to become potentially contaminated with bacteria, viruses and parasites, including:
- Norovirus: the most common bacteria responsible for food poisoning from a takeaway
- E. coli: a bacteria commonly found in contaminated meat
- Salmonella: found in foods such as meat and eggs
- Botulism: a rare but serious food poisoning found in foods that have not been properly preserved
- All cases of food poisoning can be avoided if hygiene standards are met and food is properly stored, prepared and cooked.
Treatment for food poisoning
Usually, most victims of food poisoning will recover by themselves and within a few days; they can remain at home and usually do not need to seek medical attention. This isn’t always the case, however, in more serious cases of food poisoning the victim can fall seriously ill, suffering from severe dehydration and diarrhoea.
In rare cases food poisoning has proven to be fatal, with pregnant women even suffering from miscarriages. In severe cases the victim may need to be hospitalised with medication administered and fluids given to the body intravenously.
Beginning your compensation claim for food poisoning begins by contacting us today on our 24-hour phone line on 0800 689 0500. A member of our team will take the details of your case and discuss with you the best way to go forward with it.
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Author: Rob Steen