Been poisoned by something you ate? Follow our quick guide to claiming your legal right to personal injury compensation!
Do you need Huddersfield experts in compensation because you were poisoned by something you ate? Food poisoning is a relatively common illness. It appears to affect people of all ages. Despite suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning, many victims appear to be unaware of their legal right to pursue personal injury compensation for their condition. In fact, the number of victims of food poisoning appears to be increasing every year. This could be because our diet and lifestyle habits have drifted towards more convenient ways of eating and preparing foods.
Have you been affected by the symptoms of food poisoning? Was your illness caused through no fault of your own? Did the illness occur within the last three years? If you answered those questions in the affirmative, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim. You can do this with the help of Huddersfield experts in compensation.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is characterised by the following signs and symptoms:
- Stomach cramps
Food poisoning is caused by consuming contaminated foods or drinks. Contamination may occur due to pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, or parasitic organisms. These organisms contaminate food, where they reproduce to dangerously high levels. Once contaminated foods are eaten, the pathogens can cause the symptoms of food poisoning to develop rapidly. This can lead to serious illness and even death.
- Bacterial contamination is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Common culprits are bacteria such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Listeria. These bacteria can be found in uncooked or untreated foods such as unpasteurised milk, eggs, soft cheeses, and poultry products. Listeria is commonly found in pre-packed foods which are ready to eat, and don’t require additional cooking. These include pate, shellfish, soft cheeses, and meat products.
- Viruses can also be a cause of food poisoning. For example, Norovirus can be transmitted to foods through cross contamination from human to human, or human to foods.
- Parasites such as Toxoplasmosis can contaminate foods by insufficient washing of vegetables and salad products. This parasite may be transmitted by infected cat faeces, which can pollute areas in which produce is grown.
How do I find out if I can make a claim with Huddersfield experts in compensation?
It’s easy to discover if you’re eligible to pursue a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of experienced advisers have been established for more than 15 years. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to draw upon. Our helpline is open to answer your call should you decide to phone for advice. All of our advisers are friendly and easy to talk to.
Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly team of advisers can answer your queries about eligibility over the phone. They will offer you no-obligation advice about claiming compensation with us. You can go online and take our unique 30-second online test. By doing this you can find out if you are entitled to pursue a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim. Do you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser? Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 10th July 2014