Want to make an injury claim in Newport, for Food Poisoning
Food poisoning is caused by the food becoming contaminated, usually by bacteria or viruses. In the right conditions, these microbes will multiply very quickly and can spread to others foods if not curtailed.
The foods more likely to be affected
Some foods are more prone to contamination than others, such as:
- Raw meat of any sort
- Raw shellfish
- Soft cheese
- Cooked sliced meat
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Unpasteurised milk
If you have eaten any of these and they have not been treated correctly, you could become ill and need to make an injury claim in Newport. Within 1-3 days of eating the bad food, you will start to feel poorly and may experience:
- Stomach cramps
Most cases of food poisoning will clear themselves naturally within a few days if you are sensible. You should
- Drink plenty of water, but in sips
- Don’t start eating again until you feel much better and then start with foods that are easy to digest such as toast
Reporting your food poisoning
If you are struck down by food poisoning after eating from a food outlet, you should report it to the Foods Agency. The contamination may not be the fault of the place you purchased the food from, but might be one of their suppliers and they may be totally unaware of the problem. The foods Agency will trace the source of the contamination and make sure it is not spread to anywhere else. There have been high profile cases in recent years, where tracing the source has taken a while and in the meantime many people have had food poisoning, some of these outbreaks resulting in deaths.
Who to talk to next
After reporting your illness, the next people you should talk to are Accident Advice Helpline; the experts in dealing will all types of personal injury compensation claims.
Since the year 2000, we have helped many claimants get the compensation they deserved and amongst these there have been numerous cases of food poisoning.
All you need do is call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our advisors, they will do the rest.