Chesterfield in Derbyshire is situated on a confluence of the rivers Hipper and Rother, located just 24 miles north of Derby. Holding one of Britain’s largest open air markets, Chesterfield has been a market town since it received its market charter in 1204 by King John. The market is held just outside the ancient Market Hall.
Every Monday, Friday and Saturday visitors and locals alike can enjoy browsing through the wares of some 250 stalls, where alongside fresh fruit and vegetables customers can buy bread, cheese and a variety of consumer goods as well as local arts and crafts goods.
Its attractive town centre dates largely back to the middle ages and the narrow medieval streets known as The Shambles are a major tourist attraction, where visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink at The Royal Oak, one of the UK’s oldest public houses and a tourist attraction in its own right.
Traditional markets are great places to shop. Local delicatessens can be particularly tempting for tourists, who hope to find interesting presents for family and friends at home, while also looking for unusual food stuffs to try while in town. Taking a bag full of cheeses, cold meats and freshly baked bread back to their self-catering apartment or hotel room, they can stock up for their picnic in the Peak District the next day.
Buying food from unknown sources, however, always poses a risk. No doubt Chesterfield Market falls under stringent checks from its market inspector, but when we are on holiday and stop off somewhere to purchase a snack by the road side, we are often less careful than we should be. The hepatitis A virus is spread by oral contact with faecal matter and is mainly passed on when we come into contact with food that was prepared by a person who did not wash their hands after visiting the toilet and carried on handling ingredients afterwards.
Hepatitis has been linked with an increased risk of developing depression and as a factor in contracting lung cancer. If your GP does a blood test and finds you were exposed to hepatitis A, you will want to find the source of your illness. Although it can be difficult to track down the source of contaminated food, if an outbreak occurs in a relatively small locality like Chesterfield, the source of the outbreak can usually be found. At that point it may be possible to make a claim for compensation for food poisoning in Chesterfield.
Making a claim for food poisoning in Chesterfield
Visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple 30-second test online. You will see if you qualify for a claim and how much compensation you might receive, if an accident solicitor or other specialist handles your claim and wins. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to an advisor.
Date Published: 16th July 2013