Been poisoned by something you ate? Call the injury lawyers in Watlington
Food poisoning is probably one of the most common types of ailment that can affect people of all backgrounds and ages. With the increase in eating ready meals and meals on the go, the incidence of food poisoning has risen sharply in the last decade.
Fortunately, many cases of food poisoning are mild and the victims don’t even bother to consult a medical professional. However, food poisoning may be severe enough to hospitalise you and cause long term health problems, long after the meal has been digested. To make a food poisoning claim in Watlington, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Food poisoning or just an upset stomach?
Many people seem to have certain types of food intolerance such as lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. For some people, this intolerance is based on repeated experiences of eating certain food groups which cause their digestive system to become unbalanced causing upset stomachs.
Food poisoning however, is completely different to intolerance. Food poisoning is caused by eating foods that are contaminated by bacteria, viruses or even parasites.
How can I tell if food is contaminated?
It is very difficult to tell if food is contaminated by sight and smell alone. Obviously, some foods which are dairy or fish based can smell “off” due to the bacteria causing ammonia to develop. However, all foods have the potential to be contaminated and It is difficult to tell by just smelling food if it is infected.
The wide variety of ready to eat continental styled foods that we eat, which are prepared for our convenience, means that often we cannot tell if foods are contaminated prior to eating them.
It is important to follow any storage and heating guidelines that are provided on the packet of ready to eat foods. Often foods are incorrectly stored meaning that bacteria can multiply at alarming rates; increasing the risks of food poisoning. Foods should always be thoroughly cooked to avoid the risk of bacteria remaining in the food.
Viruses can be spread from human to human or human to food. In this way, food can become cross contaminated by human contact through the preparation, cooking and serving of foods. If you are ill yourself, then everyone who comes into contact with food that you have prepared or served is also at risk of becoming infected.
Start your food poisoning claim in Watlington with Accident Advice Helpline
Call the experts at Accident Advice Helplin for no obligation advice about making an injury claim. Call their 24/7 helpline and speak to a friendly adviser who can guide you through the claims process. We will process your food poisoning claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Don’t delay! Go online and take their unique 30 second claims test!
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.