Have you had food poisoning and need to make an injury claim in Silsden?
Food poisoning is a common illness which is caused by eating contaminated food. Food may become contaminated by bacteria such as E. Coli or salmonella or a virus such as Norovirus.
Symptoms of food poisoning
Although the symptoms of food poisoning are unpleasant, many people get better without needing medical treatment. Symptoms usually develop within 1-3 days after eating the contaminated food.
Symptoms may include:
- nausea and feeling sick
- stomach cramps
Toxins in food may cause symptoms to develop quickly and vomiting is usually the main symptom in these cases.
Types of food that can cause food poisoning
There are certain foods that are more susceptible to becoming contaminated if they are not handled, cooked or stored properly.
- raw meat
- raw eggs
- raw shellfish
- unpasteurised milk
- foods that are ready to eat such as cooked meats, ready made sandwiches, pate and soft cheeses
Food may become contaminated during any stage of it’s production, processing, or cooking and cause food poisoning.
- If the food is not cooked thoroughly, particularly poultry and pork products
- If the food is not stored correctly
- If cooked food is left at warm temperatures for too long
- If food is eaten that is beyond it’s use by date
- If cross contamination occurs between raw and cooked foods
- If someone prepares food who is ill themselves
- If hand washing and hygiene procedures are not closely followed
Food poisoning can vary in it’s severity and many people may recover without any treatment other than rest and drinking clear fluids. However, the following may alleviate the symptoms:
- Avoid food until the symptoms have subsided
- Eat small amounts of easily digestible foods when you feel able to eat again
- Drink plenty of water, as dehydration is a serious condition which can delay recovery
- Take oral rehydration salts to prevent dehydration, particularly elderly people and those suffering from other health conditions
- Seek medical advice if a temperature exceeds 38 degrees
- If a baby is the victim of food poisoning, consult medical attention as soon as possible as they can dehydrate quickly
Making your injury claim Silsden
If you have suffered food poisoning and it wasn’t your fault and occurred within the last 3 years’, then you are legally entitled to make an injury claim in Silsden.
To find out more about the injury claims process, call Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of their friendly advisers who are ready to take your call.
The helpline is dedicated to providing professional advice and guidance about making a personal injury claim for compensation and they are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With solicitors who work on their behalf on a 100% no win no fee basis, you can be assured that Accident Advice Helpline will provide a reliable and accountable service to make your injury claim in Silsden as stress free as possible.
Alternatively, you can take part in Accident Advice Helpline’s unique on line 30 second challenge and find out instantly if you can make an injury claim in Silsden.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013