Queens Gate is situated in London.
London is full of restaurants and takeaways, as are all big cities, and if you eat out in one of these and become ill with food poisoning you may be entitled to make a compensation claim, using an accident lawyer in Queens Gate.
Food poisoning is usually caused by bacteria, the best known ones being salmonella and E.Coli, but can also be caused by parasites, viruses or chemicals such as pesticides.
How it happens, and why you might want to use an accident lawyer in Queens Gate
There are many ways to cause food poisoning, just some of them are:
- Not cleaning utensils between preparing different foods
- Not keeping the cooking and preparation areas clean
- Not cooking the food properly
- Not storing the food at correct temperatures
- Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
- Some one who is ill or has dirty hands touching the food
- Cross contamination of food
- Eating food passed its use by date
If you feel ill after eating out, you may have contracted food poisoning and need to use an accident lawyer in Queens Gate.
Some foods are worse than others
Some foods are more susceptible to being contaminated than others such as:
- Burgers and sausages
- Raw meat and poultry, and pork
- Cooked sliced meats
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Soft cheese
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
If you have eaten any of these foods and been made ill, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim, using an accident lawyer in Queens Gate.
Food poisoning effects
You usually start to feel ill within one to three days of eating the food which is making you ill, and the symptoms are:
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle spasms
- High temperature
Generally, most people will get over their food poisoning without the need for treatment if they drink plenty of water and rest. It is best to avoid food until you feel better and then it should be things that are easy to digest, such as toast.
More serious cases can have an adverse effect on people’s health, particularly for some who have low immune systems such as HIV and cancer sufferers. Babies are also at risk. There have been several high profile cases where more than one person has died and the source has had to be traced.
Report your food poisoning
Cases of food poisoning, particularly if you know the source, should be reported to the Food Standards Agency who are responsible for ensuring anyone who sells food, follows the rules and regulations regarding food safety. If they do not, the agency has the power to close them down until the situation is rectified.
Whatever or whoever is at fault, you need to call Accident Advice Helpline to make your food poisoning compensation claim. We will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to and will make the process as simple and trouble free as possible. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to an advisor, they will start the process for you.
Date Published: 20th October 2013
Author: David Brown