Dodgy sandwich? Raw chicken? Lukewarm Italian? Don’t let your food poisoning go unreported!
As our lives become busier and more hectic, the divisions between periods of work and relaxation become blurred and many businesses now routinely provide catering arrangements for their employees. Working breakfasts, lunches and afternoon meetings are popular ways of ensuring optimum productivity and performance from employees whilst enjoying pre-prepared foods.
Unfortunately, many cases of food poisoning are reported as occurring through work related functions and many people may find themselves suffering the distressing symptoms of food poisoning through no fault of their own.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is the term given to a debilitating condition caused when food and drinks which are contaminated by pathogens are ingested into the body. Many foods are highly susceptible to becoming contaminated as they be uncooked such as sushi or preserved in ways which may be easily infected such as smoking fish such as salmon or trout or freezing seafoods such as prawns. Once ingested, the number of pathogens can reproduce and become dangerous to health, causing the body to react with:
- Stomach cramps
Which foods are most susceptible to contamination?
- Soft, unpasteurised cheeses such as goats’ cheese which may be contaminated with Listeria
- Re-heated foods such as rice which can become contaminated with bacteria
- Raw and undercooked meat products may contain Campylobacter
- Seafood and raw fish such as sushi
- Poultry products may not be thoroughly cooked and carry Salmonella bacteria
- Ready to eat products that do not require re-heating such as smoked salmon and dressed crab
Can you claim your Ayr accident at work compensation?
If you have been diagnosed with food poisoning by a medical practitioner, that was caused as a result of a work related incident within the last 3 years’ through no fault of your own, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a claim for Ayr accident at work compensation.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline’s team of experienced advisers who can notify you over the phone, without delay, of your entitlement to make a claim for Ayr accident at work compensation.
In addition, their team of helpful advisers can offer you no obligation advice and legal information about your rights to claim compensation, using their team of injury solicitors to act on your behalf, should you choose to proceed.
Proceeding with your claim
If you opt to instruct their team of experienced injury solicitors to act on your behalf, then they will be delighted to handle all aspects of your claim for accident at work compensation on your behalf on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Your claim will be processed in accordance with their principles of:
through to its swift and successful conclusion. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 2nd October 2014