Are you looking for expert injury lawyers in Montrose following an injury due to food poisoning? If so, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for compensation.
Food poisoning compensation in Montrose
Expert injury lawyers in Montrose handle all types of personal injury claims. From road traffic accidents to accidents at work. Food poisoning cases are seen less often as many people are not aware that they can claim for such cases.
Food poisoning is quite common; however, most people are fortunate enough only to suffer mild symptoms. In certain cases, though, the symptoms are much more serious and can even lead to fatalities.
If you or a loved one have suffered from food poisoning and believe it was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning occurs after consuming food or drink that is contaminated with bacteria, parasites, viruses or chemicals. The most common cause of food poisoning is through bacteria. This includes Salmonella, E-coli, Botulism and Campylobacter.
Food can be contaminated at any stage of production, preparation, storage or cooking.
Common causes of food poisoning
- Food not cooked thoroughly enough, especially meat and poultry.
- Food not stored at correct temperatures.
- Cross contamination through dirty hands or someone who is ill.
- Food is passed its ‘use by’ date.
Symptoms of food poisoning
- Abdominal cramps
- Damage to nervous system
Symptoms will differ from person to person and will depend on how the food poisoning was caused. The onset of the symptoms will also vary though in some cases, they will occur within a few hours of eating the contaminated food and in others it will take a few days.
The Consumer Protection Act 1987 instructs food retailers to make sure the food they sell is free from harmful bacteria. All necessary food safety laws should be adhered to.
Expert injury lawyers in Montrose can help you establish the source of the food poisoning and help your claim compensation.
Steps expert injury lawyers in Montrose recommend you take if you have food poisoning
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Inform your local Environmental Health department.
- If you have any remains of the suspect food, preserve it.
- Keep relevant receipts of restaurant or supermarket.
- Rest for a couple of days to prevent passing the illness to others.
Accident Advice Helpline and the expert injury lawyers in Montrose we work in partnership with can then help you make a compensation claim and help prove liability. We are an established and reputable law firm who specialise in all types of personal injury claims.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our helpful advisers. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Date Published: 20th December 2013
Author: David Brown