Salmonella is a nasty type of bacteria that has the potential to cause food poisoning. In fact there are more than 2,000 assorted types of salmonella, so it should come as no surprise to learn it is near the top of the list of causes of food poisoning in humans. It is also contagious so if one person contracts it, salmonella can very easily spread among a group of people. This can occur in hotels and on cruise ships as well as in other locations at home, such as in schools and offices, where there are lots of people.
In acute cases the bacteria can prove fatal but in most cases it will pass without treatment being required. Some people are more at risk than others, such as the elderly and young children, as well as those who are weaker than the average person would be.
The most common way to get infected is through food that has not been cooked, prepared or served properly. For example sometimes even if food is cooked properly it may be reheated several times or even kept at the wrong temperature while being served to people.
Could you claim compensation for food poisoning?
As we have already seen, salmonella is a common affliction yet it can be easily avoided if proper precautions are taken. It can occur in all kinds of places, such as on holiday or even by getting affected food from a takeaway near home. You don’t need to travel to a foreign country to be affected by salmonella.
If your holiday has been ruined through a bout of this condition, or you have suffered as a result of eating bad food, perhaps from a takeaway or at a restaurant near home, you may be able to put in a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now to discover more
If you have recovered from an experience like this or you have been affected by any type of food poisoning, consult the experts at Accident Advice Helpline now. You may find you are in a position to make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation for the experience you have had.
Our 24-hour enquiry line is completely free to call and provides you with easy access to the no-obligation advice and information you need. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are ready and waiting for your call, and we may be able to support you through a compensation claim.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown