Entitled to make a food poisoning injury claim in Purleigh?
Purleigh is four miles south of Maldon, which is world famous for the flakes of salt that it has been producing for over 100 years. Before the invention and widespread introduction of refrigerators, food was preserved through many different methods. The primary aim of food preservation is to prohibit the growth of bacteria and extend its shelf life for human consumption, without spoiling its appearance or reducing its nutritional value.
Common ways of preserving foods are:
- Pickling in oil or vinegar;
- Smoking: meat, cheese and spices;
- Sugar crystallising fruit in sugar; and
- Salting: meat and fish.
These days, freezing and refrigerating technology are second to none and food storage is highly sophisticated, but sadly sometimes things can go badly wrong. Food poisoning is no laughing matter and can cause much pain and discomfort, even in mild cases. Food poisoning is caused when the food or drink that we have consumed has been infected with bacteria, parasites, chemicals (such as pesticides) or viruses. The most common form of food poisoning is bacteria food poisoning.
How is it caused?
Bacteria food poisoning is caused by food not being properly stored, prepared or cooked. Bacteria is not easy to spot, as unfortunately it is not visible to the naked eye and may not change the taste or smell of the food. Unwittingly, you could be enjoying a plateful of food which in a few hours could cause you much distress.
It is not unusual for an entire dining party to be affected in different ways by eating the same menu choices. Food poisoning affects everyone differently depending upon the levels of bacteria present and the general health and wellbeing of each individual. Someone fit and healthy of a medium build may only suffer mild discomfort and nausea or diarrhoea for a short period. Very young, elderly and frail or pregnant diners may have an adverse and violent reaction, and may be ill for weeks depending on the bacteria present.
Common types of bacteria food poisoning
- E. coli;
- Salmonella; and
Making your injury claim in Purleigh
Your GP will be able to confirm which bacteria is the cause of your food poisoning by taking a stool sample for analysis. If the bacteria can be verified, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Purleigh and be eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years of experience in assisting diners to make successful injury claims and may be able to help you, too. Call us now on the freephone number 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993, to find out what level of compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Why should you pay for a dinner that wasn’t fit for human consumption and subsequently pay the consequences for their negligence? Always remember to keep any food packaging or receipts from the cafe or restaurant to support your injury claim in Purleigh.
Date Published: 12th September 2013
Author: David Brown