There are many bacteria that can lead to infections and illnesses in humans. Most of us have gone through food poisoning or an upset stomach at one time or another. Sometimes there may seem to be no cause but at other times it may be due to improperly cooked food.
One such bacterium that can thrive in these conditions and spread to the people who eat infected food is called Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly seen and referred to as S. aureus. The toxins created by the bacterium can upset the stomach and digestive system once they are ingested, which is why people experience food poisoning from this bacterium.
In some cases people can have the bacteria in their bodies and pass it on through the incorrect handling of food; for example if they are not wearing gloves while handling food it could be transmitted in this way. The illness generally presents very quickly in an infected person too – it may only take an hour to experience symptoms and it could be no more than six hours.
Making compensation claims for food poisoning
Some people who are affected by food poisoning do manage to make a successful claim for compensation. In most cases this occurs when there is evidence that negligence has been present in a particular establishment such as a takeaway or restaurant for example. While the vast majority of such establishments take great care in ensuring their premises and food are safe, this may not be true in a few cases.
In some instances more than one person will suffer as a result of a case of food poisoning triggered in this way. This makes it easier to pinpoint the cause.
Consult our professional injury compensation lawyers today
When we think of personal injury we don’t tend to think of food poisoning. However, if you have evidence that negligence occurred on the part of one or more people, we may be able to successfully bring a compensation claim on your behalf.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline have been working to help people make successful claims for many years. We may be able to assist you too. Simply call our 24/7 enquiry line – provided by us completely free of charge – and discuss your situation in confidence. You must make a claim within three years of the food poisoning incident so contact us as soon as you can.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown