From time to time, we all like to go out for meals at restaurants or to have take away meals. We all go shopping at the supermarkets or buy food from our local shop. It maybe that you have a meal in your works canteen, but if you become ill from any of these places where you have eaten or brought food from, then you may have food poisoning through no fault of your own. If this is the case then you may want to make a food poisoning compensation claim. Talk to us if you’ve been wondering how to get legal help in Maidenhead.
Need to know how to get legal help in Maidenhead? Have you got a stomach upset or food poisoning?
The cause of food poisoning is because the food becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses. If the conditions are right then these viruses and bacteria will spread like wildfire. The things that eateries and shops should try to avoid are:
- Keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a prolonged time
- Not storing food at the correct temperatures
- Cross contamination of foods
- Letting food pass its use by date
- Letting someone is ill or got dirty hands handle the food
- Not keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean
- Not cooking food thoroughly
- Not using frozen foods straight away
Anything above will make it easier for the bacteria to contaminate you food, make you ill and make you think about how to get legal help in Maidenhead for claiming compensation.
Some foods need extra care
Some foods need extra care taken with them, because they are more susceptible of getting contaminated by bacteria and causing food poisoning. Raw meats and poultry, dairy products, sausages, burgers, kebabs and soft cheeses all have to have extra care taken, and be discarded if they have not been handled correctly.
It is not always easy to tell if food has been ruined by the parasites, but if it does not small quite right, or the colour looks a bit funny, do not use it – throw it away.
In the majority of cases, mild food poisoning will clear itself up within a few days of no food and total rest. But if you case is a severe case, then this can make you very ill and it could end up with you in hospital because of dehydration due to the lack of fluids in your body. When you have this illness it is important that you drink lots of fluids as this will speed up your recovery, and stop dehydration, but you should only take sips and not large gulps.
Getting the help you need with Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to talk to someone to see if you qualify to make a food poisoning compensation claim, contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisers. Or complete our online 30-second test, which will let you know if you have a valid claim, and if so will give you some guidance as to the amount you may be awarded. Call today if you’re wondering how to get legal help in Maidenhead.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown