People’s lives have become busier and busier over the last few years, and because of this ready meals and quick foods have become popular. Although they are more likely to cause you to have food poisoning than fresh food if they are not stored and cooked correctly.
If you eat out at a restaurant or have a take away, this is the same – people are now busier than ever before and trying to find quick ways to have a meal. So to combat time, they now use more pre-prepared foods. They are less time consuming and often cheaper to buy. If you are running a business of any sort, time is money and anything that saves time is a boon.
Having food poisoning, and making food poisoning claims are becoming more common. More people have realised they do not have to just sit back and accept the fact they have been made to feel so ill through no fault of their own. More victims are contacting a compensation solicitor in Atherstone to speak about it.
A compensation solicitor in Atherstone and how food poisoning can affect you
Every accident and every injury are unique, because people are different. The way people are affected can vary greatly depending on age, how fit the person is and the victims’ constitution. What is major to one will be little more than a niggle to someone else.
For some it will last no more than a few hours, for others it will last weeks. By the same token, some will develop the symptoms within a very short time of eating the contaminated food, and in others it can take up to a week. It also depends on what bacteria, virus or toxin has caused the food poisoning.
The majority of cases will clear up themselves after a few days of rest and not eating, although you should drink plenty of water. It can be the side effects that are worse than the illness, such as dehydration. You should try to avoid letting this happen to you. In the worst cases of food poisoning, the central nervous system can be damaged and there have been many instances of fatalities. You may need a compensation solicitor in Atherstone to find out what you’re entitled to.
How to report your case of food poisoning
At first you should report your food poisoning to the Foods Standards Agency so they can investigate and stop it happening to someone else. Then you should report it to Accident Advice Helpline so they can discuss making a personal injury claim with you and the help of a knowledgeable compensation solicitor in Atherstone.
We were established over 15 years ago to give access to justice to blameless victims of accidents under the no-win, no-fee* agreement. This agreement means that making a personal injury claim is accessible to everyone because you don’t need any money to start your claim.
You can get free legal advice on our helpline, 0800 689 0500, from friendly and professional advisers who will put you under no pressure at all. You can also call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. If you want to continue or not will be your decision alone, but if you do, the adviser will start the claim processes.
On our website, there is a 30-second test which will let you know if you have a valid claim as well as estimating how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown