You may, at this moment, be thinking about making an injury claim in Littleborough. This might be because you sustained injuries in an accident for which you were not to blame. Hopefully you will fully recover, but you can claim personal injury compensation for the injuries if you can prove the accident was not your fault. You usually have three years in which to file an injury claim in Littleborough, or one based elsewhere in the UK. However, there are some instances when accidents occur in the air, at sea or at an airport, for example, when you only have two years in which to make your claim. If you are unsure about how long you have in which to make your claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury claim in Littleborough
Apart from claims for injuries sustained in accidents, you could also file an injury claim in Littleborough if you have been diagnosed with an illness in the last three years (that’s how long you have to file an injury claim in Littleborough or elsewhere). You must be able to prove that your illness was the result of another person’s negligence. It might be a work-related illness, MRSA, food poisoning and so on.
It is estimated that around 600,000 people in the UK become ill with food poisoning every year. The most common cause of this is the campylobacter bacterium. Approximately 180 people are hospitalised every year in Britain and 140 die from symptoms arising from food poisoning. Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show that the number of cases has been rising every year since 2009.
Chickens carry campylobacter and despite measures that have been taken to stop the spread of infection among chickens on farms, these have not had the desired results. Apparently around two-thirds of all fresh chicken on supermarket shelves are contaminated with it.
There is no risk to health if the chicken is cooked properly and there has been no cross-contamination before cooking the bird. Always wash your hands after handling a chicken and keep vegetables and so on away from raw chicken.
There are other strains of bacteria which are found in the human food chain with the most common one being salmonella. Norovirus has been linked to oysters, so perhaps it is no longer a great idea to eat them raw. Listeria is mainly associated with soft unpasteurised cheese and then there is also E.coli.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a personal injury compensation claim of any kind to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call us at any time as our lines are always open. There are two freephone numbers to ring: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls. Why not ring now for advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown