Food poisoning, in its mildest form, will make you feel ill and cause vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. In more severe forms it can be a dangerous illness that needs hospitalisation and can leave permanent weaknesses in the sufferer.
What the causes of food poisoning are
Bacteria or viruses contaminating food, some of which have become quite well known because of serious outbreaks of them in the past, cause food poisoning. Bacteria such as:
- Escherica Coli (E.Coli)
- Campylobacter (the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK)
This is when you will need a food poisoning solicitor
If you have eaten out at a restaurant, had a takeaway meal, or bought something at the local supermarket that has made you ill, you will need a food poisoning solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have the expertise you need.
How you can avoid the need for a food poisoning solicitor
This is not easy as the contamination can happen anywhere in the processes of producing the food. It might not be the fault of the place where you purchased the food. from. The problem can be caused by
- The food not being properly cooked.
- Cross contamination with other foods.
- Food not being stored at the correct temperature.
- Food being cooked and then kept warm for long periods.
- Someone that is ill or has dirty hands, handling the food.
- Lack of training in food hygiene or dirty premises.
There are rules and regulations that apply to all food outlets and the people who handle and prepare the food we eat. If you have any reason to suspect one of these is not complying with the law, you should contact the Foods Standards Agency whose responsibility it is to ensure the regulations are complied with. They will arrange for an inspection of the premises and make sure the responsible parties put correct any problems they find. Your local council should be informed at the same time.
Have you become ill?
You may have already fallen foul of an eating outlet that was not complying with the rules and become ill as a result. This is when you need a food poisoning solicitor because you may well be entitled to make a food poisoning claim.
Accident Advice helpline was established in 2000 to help victims such as yourself. In fact we have aided many thousands of non-fault accident victims with their personal injury compensation claims.
We have friendly advisors on our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, who will talk to you, in confidence, to discuss your case. If you wish to proceed, we will start the process of making your compensation claim right away.
You can take our online 30-second test which will tell you if you qualify to make a claim and how much you can expect to receive.
All our solicitors work for their clients on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement. This means you will not have to find any money to start your claim, we only receive payment when your case has been won.
Date Published: 4th August 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Food poisoning claims