From time to time we all like to treat ourselves to a meal out, or a takeaway. But just sometimes that treat can turn to disaster when you contract food poisoning because the food was contaminated by bacteria. If this happens to you, making accident claims in Merseyside could be an option.
Contaminatd food can make you very ill, with sickness and diarrhoea and it could make you feel nauseus for days. If you have got this illness through someone elses fault, and it could just as easily be your works canteen or supermarket food, then you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline about accident claims in Merseyside.
Food poisoning and accident claims in Merseyside
Food poisioning happens when you eat food that has been contaminated with bacteria or viruses, and once in the food they will quickly multiply. Then you will feel extremely ill, and not be able to eat for days, you should make sure you drink plenty though to avoid dehydration.
There are precautions everyone should take when handling food, and if they do not and they make you ill, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Most of the measures are combo sense, and include:
- Keeping the kitchen clean at all times, particularly work surfaces and utensils
- Making sure food is properly cooked
- Not keeping it warm for too long after it has been cooked
- Storing it at the correct temperatures
- Not using food that is past its use by date
- Making sure everyone involved washes their hands regularly, particularly between handling different foods
- Utensils should also be cleaned between different food preparations, to avoid cross contamination
Types of food often found to cause food poisoning
Any food can become contaminated, but some need more care taken with them, such as:
- Raw meats and poultry
- Raw eggs
- Unpasteurised milk
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Soft cheeses and pate
- Burgers, kebabs and sausages
- Cooked sliced meats
Whichever food it is that causes your illness, providing the fault does not lie with yourself, you could be entitled to compensation.
Claiming your compensation
As you start to improve, you may consider claiming compensation. You should also report the illness to the Foods Standards Agency so that they can put a stop to whatever is going wrong, so that it does not happen to others. At its very worst, food poisoning can be a killer, and for the vulnerable ones in society, such as the very young, very old, or people with low immune systems such as cancer sufferers, this is far more likely to happen.
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants get the compensation they were entitled to for over 14 years, and among the many thousands we have already helped, numerous of the claims have been because of food poisoning.
Our in house solicitors are experts in making claims. They will ensure that every aspect of your life that has been affected by your illness or injury will be accounted for, making sure you get the maximum compensation possible for your particular situation.
Our advisors there to give you all the assistance you will need. The number is 0800 180 4123. Call us today, the sooner we know about your problems, the sooner we can start your claim for compensation.