Who can help me with my injury claim in St Martin’s for food poisoning?
If you have eaten out at a restaurant, had a takeaway from the local chinese or chippie and the meal has made you ill, you may have food poisoning and need to make an injury claim in St Martin’s.
Ready meals and pre-packed sandwiches are amongst the foods that are more susceptible to having bacteria that cause food poisoning. If you buy any of these from a supermarket and become ill, you may be able to make an injury claim in St Martin’s.
What are the causes of food poisoning?
Food poisoning is caused usually by bacteria infesting the food. Once they have a hold, they spread really quickly but are not visible to the human eye.
Some foods are particularly susceptible to bacteria and extra care should be taken when preparing, handling or storing them. They are:
- Raw meat
- Cooked sliced meats
- Soft cheese
- Pre-packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
Most cases of food poisoning will clear up in 3 or 4 days, but it can be much more severe than this. It may need medical attention and can cause long-term problems. Some victims end up in hospital because of it.
Food poisoning and dehydration for your injury claim in St Martin’s
One of the bad effects of food poisoning is dehydration. The very young, the elderly and people with conditions that lower their immune system such as HIV or cancer are particularly susceptible to dehydration. The signs are sunken eyes and passing small amounts of dark smelling urine. If this happens, you should seek immediate medical attention.
You should report your case of food poisoning to the Food Standards Agency for them to trace the source of contamination and put a stop to it.
Make your injury claim in St Martin’s
After you have recovered and reported the case to the FSA, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for help in making your injury claim in St Martin’s. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 for all the help and support you will need. We are the experts in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, and are here to help you with yours.
Call us today and speak to our friendly claims advisors. They will give you the answers to any questions you have as well as all the free, no-obligation advice you need.