There are many viruses, bacteria and even parasites that can cause food poisoning. For example cross-contamination is a frequent cause and involves enabling bacteria to spread from its source (often uncooked meat) to other surfaces, utensils and food.
As far as bacteria are concerned, one of the common types of food poisoning is campylobacter which causes the largest number of cases of food poisoning in the UK today.
After this are salmonella and listeria. In terms of harmful viruses the familiar Norovirus – or winter vomiting bug – is to blame for the majority of virus borne food poisoning cases.
In every case it is worth knowing that steps and precautions can and should be taken to minimise the odds of getting food poisoning in any form.
Knowing what to do if you suffer from food poisoning that is someone else’s fault
You are probably aware that most times you eat out – whether at home or on holiday – you will do so with no ill effects. Thankfully the strict rules and regulations in the catering industry mean customers don’t have to be concerned about getting ill through eating poorly prepared food.
Of course there is the potential for mishaps and errors to occur, and for procedures to be forgotten. In the rare occasions this happens you may be able to consider making a compensation claim. Evidence of negligence is required in order to bring a case on your behalf, but if such evidence exists you may well receive compensation for the illness.
Could AAH help you with your food poisoning claim?
If you believe you have had food poisoning that has occurred through eating infected food at a restaurant, takeaway or any other food outlet, you should consider getting professional advice from injury compensation lawyers.
Here at AAH we have spent 14 years helping people just like you with claims for food poisoning among other things. We can take the facts of your case and determine whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation.
Don’t delay – there is a three year window in which you can start a claim if you have suffered in this way and you have evidence of what occurred. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always open and ready to take your call. Alternatively you could use our 30-second online test to see where you stand. Find out today whether you can make a claim.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown