Most of us know what it’s like to experience stomach cramps. While they can potentially indicate several things, food poisoning and stomach cramps do tend to go together. They can be very painful and uncomfortable, and they can go along with other symptoms as well.
The exact nature of the symptoms you get usually depends on the bacterium responsible for your food poisoning. There can be various types of food poisoning, and some can exhibit more symptoms than others.
Types of symptoms you may experience
Stomach cramps are a common feature in many cases of food poisoning. Sickness and diarrhoea can occur too, either one or the other or both. In some cases, you may feel sick but not be sick. Some bacteria tend to affect people in one way or the other, and in some cases people can feel clammy and have a temperature as well.
Feeling achy is another symptom you could get with food poisoning. When this happens, you could end up feeling low and poorly for some days afterwards. You won’t regain your strength immediately, and it may take a while to get your appetite back. Thus, it can take a while to feel better.
Can you make a compensation claim for food poisoning and stomach cramps?
This is possible if you have evidence someone else caused your food poisoning in the first place. For example, you may have eaten out at a restaurant where you and perhaps other people suffered illness immediately afterwards. The same may have happened at a takeaway, or perhaps at an event where a buffet or something similar was being served.
Whatever it was that caused your food poisoning and stomach cramps, you should take the time to get advice from Accident Advice Helpline if you are considering making a claim. Providing you call us within three years of the food poisoning occurring, you have time to see if a claim would work out for you. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or you can use 0333 500 0993 if you want to call us from a mobile phone.
With a free online test available as well, it’s easier to get the advice you need when the time comes. And making a claim could be easier than you think too, especially with our assistance and the chance to get help from one of our lawyers.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead