If you’ve never had a nasty dose of food poisoning, you should think yourself very lucky indeed. Around one million people suffer the indignity of food poisoning every year. In some cases, this won’t just mean an unpleasant few days spent hovering around the lavatory. Food poisoning can lead to heart conditions and blindness, and in some cases death. Some 500 people a year die as a result of eating contaminated food in the UK.
You won’t have anybody else to blame except yourself if you become ill from eating food that has not been prepared properly in your own kitchen, assuming it was all above board when you bought it. If you purchased food that was contaminated with bacteria that caused you to be ill on the other hand, there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of an East Sussex car accident personal injury solicitor and sue the company or individual that sold you the offending food for personal injury compensation. That’s right; personal injury law firms aren’t just there for road traffic accidents.
Food poisoning and East Sussex car accident personal injury solicitors
It will be likely that you won’t be able to do anything about restaurant food being contaminated with bacteria until it’s too late. Sure, you might well be able to take action against the eatery that sold you the dodgy dinner with the help of an East Sussex car accident solicitor, but it’s likely that you’d probably have preferred to avoid being ill altogether.
While it may be the case that you can seldom see what’s going on in a restaurant’s kitchen, you will be able to make a judgement call about how safe some of the foods you buy from supermarket or independent stores might be. For instance, if you ever see shop workers handle or prepare cooked and raw meat with the same utensils or without washing their hands, there will be a chance that anything they had handled might have become contaminated. If you go to a butcher’s shop and the person behind the counter is covered in blood and guts while serving you, think about taking your custom elsewhere if you want to avoid becoming ill and having cause to hire an East Sussex car accident solicitor.
As mentioned above, East Sussex car accident personal injury solicitors don’t just deal with road traffic incidents. As such, you may well find that a firm such as Accident Advice Helpline might well be able to represent you on a 100% no win no fee* basis if you’ve been given a dose of food poisoning.
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