Making a food poisoning injury claim in Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington is a district in the London Borough of Hackney. It is 5 miles north east of Charing Cross. London is full of restaurants and takeaways, as is any big city such as Leicester or Liverpool, and if you eat out in one of these and contract food poisoning you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Stoke Newington.
Food poisoning is often caused by bacteria, the best known ones being salmonella and E.Coli, but can also be caused by parasites or viruses.
The causes of food poisoning, which would cause an injury claim in Stoke Newington
There are many ways to cause food poisoning, just some of them are:
- Not cooking the food properly
- Not storing the food at correct temperatures
- Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
- Some one who is ill or has dirty hands touching the food
- Cross contamination of food
- Eating food past its use by date
The more susceptible foods
There are some foods more susceptible to being contaminated than others such as:
- Raw meat and poultry
- Cooked sliced meats
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Soft cheese
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
- Burgers and sausages
If you have eaten any of these foods that are contaminated and been made ill, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Stoke Newington.
The effects of food poisoning
You usually start to feel poorly within one to three days of eating the food which is making you ill, and the symptoms are:
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle spasms
- High temperature
Most people will get over their food poisoning without the need for treatment if they drink plenty of water and rest. It is best to avoid food until you feel better and then it should be things that are easy to digest, such as toast.
More serious cases can have an adverse effect on people’s health, particularly for some who have low immune systems such as HIV and cancer sufferers, who can be more affected by the dehydration it can cause. Babies are also at risk.
Whether a mild case or a serious case, you may be entitled to make a food poisoning injury claim in Stoke Newington.
Report your food poisoning
Cases of food poisoning should be reported to the Food Standards Agency which is responsible for ensuring restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets and the like, follow the rules and regulations regarding food safety. If they do not, the agency has the power to close them down until the situation is rectified. However, in fairness to all these food outlets it is not always their fault, they might not necessarily be aware that their suppliers are not complying with the rules.
Whatever or whoever is at fault, you need to call Accident Advice Helpline to make your food poisoning injury claim in Stoke Newington. We will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to and will make the process as simple and trouble free as possible. Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to an advisor, and they will start the process for you.
Date Published: 30th September 2013
Author: David Brown