If you have ever been struck down with food poisoning, you will know what the typical symptoms are that you could expect. Very often it begins with a general feeling of nausea and a griping stomach. Before too long, you may be sick or experience diarrhoea, as your body works to get rid of whatever has caused the food poisoning in the first place. If a bacteria or virus has caused the food poisoning to occur, as is very often the case, this can be expelled through vomit or diarrhoea. When this occurs, other people can catch the illness, even if they did not eat the affected food in the first place.
Other symptoms can include headaches, achiness and sometimes a fever. Most incidents will pass of their own accord, perhaps within a day or two depending on the specific cause. In severe cases, it can last longer and some people (although a minority) will need hospitalisation and further treatment.
Food poisoning can lead to a compensation claim
In some cases, you may have been to blame for getting food poisoning. Barbecued food that has been insufficiently cooked, cross-contamination between raw and cooked food and eating food that is past its use by date are all typical triggers that can lead to food poisoning.
Of course, some people may get food poisoning from eating in restaurants or taking something home from a takeaway. Thankfully this is exceptionally rare but kitchens in venues such as these are busy places and there is the potential for things to go wrong. If this occurs you would reasonably be entitled to be compensated for your suffering.
If you want to find out more about compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline today
There must be evidence of negligence if you have suffered food poisoning symptoms after eating food from a takeaway or a restaurant. The professional injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are able to assess your own particular case to see whether you have cause to bring a ‘no win, no fee*’ claim.
The first step is to make sure you contact us within three years of the food poisoning taking place. This is the deadline you must adhere to. If we determine there is a case to bring against those whose fault it was you experienced food poisoning, we can see it through to the end on your behalf. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown