Your food poisoning injury claim in Lymm
Eating out at a restaurant, having a takeaway and buying food from the local supermarket can all lead to the need for a food poisoning injury claim in Lymm.
The geography doesn’t matter — food poisoning will make you feel very poorly. It is caused by contaminated food which ends up that way generally because of:
- Viruses; and
- Chemicals such as pesticides.
In the right conditions, bacteria and viruses thrive. The situations you should avoid are:
- Keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a long time;
- Not keeping food stored at the correct temperature;
- Not letting someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food;
- Cross contamination of foods;
- Letting food go past its use by date before eating it; and
- Not cooking the food properly.
Any of these situations could lead to food poisoning and an injury claim in Lymm.
Some foods are more susceptible to contamination
There are some foods that are more likely to become contaminated. These include:
- Poultry and raw meat;
- Raw shellfish;
- Soft cheese;
- Unpasteurised milk;
- Cooked sliced meat;
- Pre-packed sandwiches; and
- Raw eggs.
If you eat any of these in the wrong conditions, you may end up with food poisoning and have to make an injury claim in Lymm.
How you will know if you have food poisoning
Usually, you start to feel ill within one to three days after eating the contaminated food, and the symptoms you can expect include:
- Diarrhoea; and
- Stomach cramps.
Most cases of food poisoning will clear themselves within a few days, but if not you may need to make an injury claim. When you start to feel ill, you should rest and drink plenty of water in sips. Do not attempt food until you start to feel better, and then make it things that are easy to digest, such as toast.
The claim for compensation would be against the outlet that gave you the food. In fairness to them all, it is not always their fault; the food could have been contaminated at their suppliers and they could be totally unaware of it. This is why food poisoning cases should be reported to the Foods Standards Agency, who will trace the contamination to its source.
We can help you
Speak with an advisor today to get started and find out more. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st August 2013