Salmonella bacteria can live in the guts of farm animals and they can be found in meat, eggs, poultry and milk. If you consume contaminated food or food that has become cross-contaminated with salmonella (for example raw and cooked food stored together) you could suffer from tummy cramps, diarrhoea and even fever and vomiting. Symptoms usually take 12 to 72 hours to appear and most people start to feel better within four to seven days.
Medical treatment for salmonella isn’t normally necessary unless you become seriously ill and suffer from dehydration – the elderly and infirm, as well as children, are most at risk. If you’ve been struck down by food poisoning, you could get salmonella compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
Avoiding food poisoning
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of food poisoning, but this isn’t always possible, particularly if you’re eating out at restaurants or enjoying a takeaway. Ensuring you always wash your hands with hot water and soap after using the toilet or before eating can go a long way to prevent salmonella poisoning, as can ensuring you store raw and cooked food properly and always make sure food is properly cooked.
If you have been struck down by salmonella poisoning after eating out or ordering a takeaway, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years, with salmonella compensation advice from a personal injury lawyer. Of course, it’s always a good idea to check the food hygiene rating of the establishment you’re visiting, and you can do this online before you head there to eat.
Claiming compensation for salmonella
You could get salmonella compensation advice and find out if you’re eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee claim by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You don’t always have control over how hygienically your food is prepared, and if you have been struck down by salmonella, the establishment you ate at could be to blame, and they could be ordered to pay you compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience helping people claim and we’ve even been endorsed by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, who you may know from TV. Why not get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500, to see how we could help you claim compensation after being affected by salmonella poisoning? It’s free to call us and our phone line is open 24/7.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton