Salmonella, campylobacter, E.coli – what do these all have in common? They’re all types of food poisoning bacteria which could lead to serious food poisoning. Whether you’ve eaten a takeaway from an unhygienic establishment or enjoyed a meal out at a fine dining restaurant only to be struck down by vomiting and diarrhoea a few days later, serious food poisoning is no laughing matter. In some cases, people may be left with ongoing or permanent symptoms for the rest of their life; as you can imagine this could seriously impact your quality of life and you may need to adopt a special diet to manage your symptoms.
Food poisoning is usually caused by a lack of care when it comes to food hygiene. Here are a few examples of the types of things which could cause food poisoning:
- Dirty kitchen and food preparation areas
- Failing to cook food (usually meat) properly
- Storing food out in the open, not refrigerating it
- Using food past its use-by date
- Pest infestation
- Washing meat such as chicken under the tap, causing bacteria such as campylobacter to spread
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’ve been the victim of food poisoning after a meal out.
A time of celebration
Often we go out for a meal to celebrate something, from a graduation to an engagement or a birthday. So contracting food poisoning after a special meal can be a real shock. If you’ve become unwell after your meal out, get in touch with our team of personal injury advisors, who can offer confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether or not to make a claim. We don’t believe you should suffer in silence if food poisoning has affected you or your family, and we have years of experience helping members of the public claim food poisoning compensation.
If vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps have left you confined to bed for several days, get in touch with us by calling 0800 689 0500. We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve and we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service. Food poisoning can leave you feeling really unwell and you’re likely to need time off work to recover from your illness, which could lead to loss of earnings. You can trust us to help you get the compensation you deserve for your financial losses, pain and suffering, so call us today.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen