Food poisoning is becoming more common, so are victims making a personal injury claim in Aberdare after they have suffered from it. Food poisoning will make you feel very poorly, and can cause stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
It is because they have been made to feel so ill that many victims are moved to make a personal injury claim in Aberdare, not just for the compensation they could be awarded, but also to stop the food eatery they contracted the illness causing other people to suffer in the same way.
The precautions that can be taken to avoid a personal injury claim in Aberdare
Most of us at home, treat our food properly, storing and cooking it correctly, but not all food outlets comply with the rules as strictly as they should. Just some of the things they should be doing are:
- Making sure the food has been properly cooked
- Ensuring that chilled foods are stored below 5 degrees
- Keeping a regular check on their freezers to make sure the temperatures stay as low as they should be
- Discarding any frozen foods that have thawed and not been used – they should never be refrozen
- Making sure the kitchen is kept clean at all times
- Cleaning work surfaces between preparing different foods
- Making sure staff wash their hands regularly
- Not keeping foods at warm temperatures for prolonged periods
Most of these things are common sense, things that you would do in your own home, but not all food places put the welfare of their customers before profits, and some of them are not as strict as they should be.
Getting a hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency (FSA)
The FSA, in conjunction with local councils, have started a scheme where they check out the hygiene of food outlets, from cafes to post restaurants, and corner shops to hypermarkets, they are all being looked at.
The hygiene rating has no bearing at all on the quality of the food, but gives the consumer some idea about how clean the place is. The ratings go from 0 to 5, and the food outlet has to display in a prominent position, the certificate they are provided with by the FSA.
As well as attempting to improve the hygiene in food outlets, if you do suffer from food poisoning, you should inform them. Part of the problem is that the bacteria infestation that caused it, might not have happened where you ate the food, but could have been at one of the suppliers. The FSA will trace the source, and put a stop to it, closing the business until it has corrected the problem, if they think that is necessary.
Making a personal injury claim in Aberdare
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is the easiest way to make a personal injury claim, no matter what type of injuries or illnesses you have sustained through the fault of someone else. As a specialist law firm that only deals in personal injury claims, we have the expertise, experience and knowledge to give your claim its best chance of being a success. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.