When a client contacts personal injury compensation solicitors in Pontypridd because they have suffered food poisoning from a meal out then the solicitor will immediately think about how they are going to show exactly which meal caused the problem. In the case of large outbreaks the task is much easier for injury compensation solicitors in Pontypridd as there will be evidence from an investigation. A leading law firm like Accident Advice Helpline frequently refers to evidence from food poisoning outbreak investigations in their personal injury claims.
How can outbreak investigations help personal injury compensation solicitors in Pontypridd?
A personal injury solicitor in Pontypridd would refer to the outbreak findings which may prove which restaurant caused the problem and even which item of food. A solicitor would look at the findings relating to how the food was prepared and what went wrong to cause the food to be poisonous to the people who ate it.
Sometimes the food poisoning outbreak has been caused by poor temperature control. Owners and managers of food outlets and the employees who work there should be well aware of the crucial importance of temperature control and how if affects food safety. Many cases of food poisoning are caused by bacteria such as salmonella. The bacteria can grow to very large numbers in food if it is left out at room temperature. Bacteria grow much more slowly or do not grow at all when the food is stored at very low or very high temperatures.
Preventing food poisoning
Food business owners and food handlers should avoid food poisoning outbreaks by being very careful about storing food. Foods such as meat and dairy products should be stored in the fridge or should be kept very hot. Cooking can destroy bacteria but freezing only makes them stay dormant – they can start growing again when the food is defrosted.
Many food poisoning outbreaks have been caused because food has been prepared too far in advance and then left out at room temperature for many hours before it is eaten. Some food businesses do not have enough space in their fridges and freezers to store all the food that they have prepared. This could be part of a wider overcrowding issue – perhaps the food business should have moved to bigger premises!
Food poisoning is a very nasty illness that can be prevented with some very simple precautions. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we will try to prove that you have contracted food poisoning from a particular restaurant. You may be awarded compensation for your illness and for the money that you have lost because you are ill – perhaps because you could not work.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Take the first step yourself by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Take steps to win your claim today!