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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Food poisoning

    Food poisoning claims

    These days, food poisoning and food poisoning claims, are quite common, although luckily most cases are mild and clear up themselves over a few days. However, it can be a lot more serious and has been known to lead to fatalities.

    Symptoms vary greatly

    As with any illness, the way people are affected can vary greatly depending on age and how fit the person is. For some it will last no more than a few hours, for others it will last weeks. By the same token, some will develop the symptoms within a very short time of eating the contaminated food and in others it can take up to a week. It also depends on what bacteria, virus or toxin has caused the food poisoning.

    The symptoms, at their worst, can include:

    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Stomach pains
    • Diarrhea
    • Dehydration
    • Fever
    • Exhaustion

    Diagnosis of food poisoning for food poisoning claims

    If your symptoms do not clear up after 3 days, you should visit your GP. They will take a stool sample to establish what sort of food poisoning you have which might help you establish where you ate or purchased the contaminated food.

    When you are entitled to make food poisoning claims

    If you have been unlucky enough to become ill with food poisoning because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for the pain and suffering you experienced whilst ill. This may also apply if you were on a package holiday abroad or on a cruise ship when you contracted the food poisoning.

    Who you should contact to make food poisoning claims

    Accident Advice Helpline is who you should contact to make your personal injury compensation claim. We were established in the year 2000 to give access to justice to non-fault accidents under the no-win, no-fee agreement. In 1998, the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims and without the no-win, no-fee agreement in place; many people would not be able to afford to pursue the compensation they are rightly entitled to.

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    Accident Advice Helpline have ideals they adhere to, ideals that ensure we give you the best possible service with the best possible outcome for you. These ideals are:

    • Integrity
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    When you contact our freephone number helpline, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, the advice from our friendly advisors is free and after discussing your case they will start the process if you wish to continue.

    Accident Advice Helpline’s in house solicitors have the expertise you need to deal with your personal injury compensation claim. They have dealt with all types of injuries, from all types of accidents. They have the experience that will ensure you receive a service that is as simple, fast and efficient as we can make it with as little bother to you as possible.

    Date Published: 5th August 2013

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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