A food poisoning injury claim in Strathpeffer
Strathpeffer is a village and spa town in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland, with a population of 1,469 people. The residents of Strathpeffer, like anywhere else in the UK, are likely to eat out at a restaurant, have a takeaway from the local chinese or chippie or buy food from the local supermarket. Unfortunately, all of these can supply contaminated food and cause food poisoning and the need for an injury claim in Strathpeffer.
Where you live doesn’t matter; food poisoning will make you feel very ill. It is caused by contaminated food, which ends up that way generally because of:
- Not cooking the food thoroughly
- Letting food go past its use by date
- Not keeping the preparation area and cooking area clean
- Keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a long time
- Not keeping food stored at the correct temperature
- Letting someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food
- Cross contamination of foods caused by not cleaning utensils between preparing different foods
Any of these situations could cause food poisoning and lead to an injury claim Strathpeffer.
The foods it is more likely to happen with
There are some foods that are more likely to become contaminated, these include:
- Raw eggs
- Soft cheeses
- Poultry and raw meat
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
- Cooked sliced meat
- Pre packed sandwiches
If you eat any of these and they have not been treated correctly, you may end up with food poisoning and have to make an injury claim in Strathpeffer.
The symptoms of food poisoning
Usually, you start to feel ill within 1 – 3 days after eating the contaminated food and the symptoms you can expect include:
- Stomach cramps
Most cases of food poisoning will clear themselves within a few days. If they don’t, you may need to make an injury claim in Strathpeffer. When you start to feel ill, you should rest and drink plenty of water, in sips. Do not attempt food until you start to feel better, and then make things that are easy to digest such as toast.
Who will pay your injury claim in Strathpeffer?
The claim for compensation would be against the outlet that gave you the food. In fairness to them, it is not always their fault. The food could have been contaminated at their suppliers, which they may be totally unaware of. This is why food poisoning cases should be reported to the Foods Standards Agency who will trace the contamination back to its source, and take the necessary measures to stop it happening.
Accident Advice Helpline will make your injury claim in Strathpeffer for you
Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in dealing with food poisoning claims and have the expertise you need to be on your side. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will give you free advice and start the processes for you.
We operate on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, so you will not need any money to start your injury claim in Strathpeffer.