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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyer in Ledbury

    Injury lawyer in Ledbury

    Injury lawyer in Ledbury

    Ledbury is a Herefordshire market town. It has a significant number of timber-framed structures, in particular along Church Lane and High Street. One of the most outstanding is the Market House, which was built in 1617 and is located in the town centre.

    Ledbury, like all other cities, towns and villages, has restaurants, cafes, takeaways and canteens. If you eat in one of these, or any other place, and are made ill by the meal, you may have contracted food poisoning and need to use an injury lawyer in Ledbury.

    Contaminated food can very easily make you ill

    Once food becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses, they thrive and multiply extremely quickly. If the food outlet you have chosen has contaminated food that makes you ill, it might be necessary to use the services of an injury lawyer in Ledbury.

    There are ways to help

    There are ways to help reduce the risk of food poisoning, which everyone should follow. Some of these are:

    • Basic personal hygiene, e.g. keeping your hands clean at all time;
    • Making sure that all food is cooked properly;
    • Not keeping cooked food at warm temperature for prolonged periods;
    • If food should be chilled, storing it at below 5 degrees celsius;
    • Not using food that has gone past its use by date;
    • Avoiding cross-contamination of foods by cleaning utensils and work surfaces between preparing different foods; and
    • Making sure that the cooking area is clean and tidy at all times.

    If any of these basic, common sense ways of looking after the food are not done, you may end up with food poisoning and need to use an injury lawyer in Ledbury.

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    Some foods need extra care

    All foods can become contaminated, but some are more likely to be infested by the bacteria than others. Some of these are:

    • Cooked sliced meats;
    • Sausages;
    • Burgers;
    • Kebabs;
    • Unpasteurised milk;
    • Poultry;
    • Pork;
    • Raw meats;
    • Raw eggs;
    • Soft cheeses;
    • Pate; and
    • Pre-packed sandwiches.

    The symptoms

    You will start to feel ill soon after eating the bad food — certainly no longer than three days later. You will have nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. You should rest and sip plenty of water until you start to feel better. Only then should you attempt any other food, and even then it should be things that are easy to digest.

    The guilty party

    You have to remember that the food has been supplied to whereever you are eating; the eatery is only preparing and cooking the food. This means that the contamination could have happened before it reached them and they may be totally unaware of the problem.

    For this reason, if you have a case of food poisoning you should report it to the Food Standards Agency. They will trace and put a stop to the source of the contamination.

    Where to make your claim

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline to use an injury lawyer in Ledbury. We have dealt with many food poisoning compensation claims and have the experience and knowledge to deal with yours, too. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, for all the help and advice you will need.

    Date Published: 13th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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