Why you won’t find an injury lawyer in Minffordd
Have you tried to find an injury lawyer in Minffordd after suffering food poisoning? Sadly you will not find an injury lawyer in Minffordd. This is because Minffordd is just a little village with few people living there. If you were looking for an injury lawyer in Minffordd, do not lose hope. Other options are available to anyone in the village who needs to start a compensation claim.
Minffordd is a village within the Welsh County of Gwynedd. The village has two adjacent railway stations. These are served both by Cambrian Line mainline train services and the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway. In 1992, the Ffestiniog Railway built a hostel to house volunteers working on the line.
If you have eaten out at a restaurant, had a takeaway from the local Chinese or chip shop, and the meal has made you ill, you may have food poisoning. This may have made you think that you need to use an injury lawyer in Minffordd to obtain compensation. As mentioned earlier, this is not the case.
Supermarkets can be the cause of using an injury lawyer in Minffordd as well
Ready meals and pre-packed sandwiches sold by shops and supermarkets are among the foods that are more susceptible to having bacteria that cause food poisoning. If you buy any of these from a supermarket or shop and become ill, you may be able to claim compensation.
The creation of food poisoning
Bacteria contaminated food is what causes food poisoning. Once they have a hold, they spread really quickly. However, they are not visible to the human eye. There are certain procedures that everyone, whether restaurant, takeaway, supermarket or you at home should follow. These procedures should be adhered to in order to avoid food poisoning and a possible compensation lawsuit.
- Preparation and cooking area must be kept clean
- All food should be cooked properly
- Cooked food should not be left at warm temperatures for too long.
- Any food that is past its use by date cannot be used
- Food should not be handled by someone who is ill or got dirty hands.
- Avoid cross-contamination of foods
Most if the things that need doing are common sense. Yet it is surprising how many establishments don’t follow basic hygiene rules. These establishments end up making people ill.
The more susceptible foods
Some foods are particularly susceptible to bacteria. Extra care must be taken when preparing, handling or storing them. They are:
- Uncooked meat
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
Most cases of food poisoning will clear up in 3 or 4 days. Sometimes, though, it can be much more severe than this. Food poisoning can require medical attention and can cause long term problems.
Reporting your food poisoning
You should report your case of food poisoning to The Foods Standards Agency. They will be able to trace the source of contamination and put a stop to it. To make their job a little easier, it helps if you:
- Try to find out if other people were affected or you were the only one
- Names and address of witnesses could prove useful
- List what and where you have eaten in the previous 48 hours
- If you still have the suspect food, freeze it to preserve it
- Keep al the relevant receipts such as supermarket till receipts and restaurant bills.
Then make you injury claim
After you have recovered and reported the case to the FSA, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide you with help claiming compensation in Minffordd. Call 0800 689 0500 for all the help and support you will need. You can also reach us on your mobile by calling 0333 500 0993. We are the experts in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. Contact us today to find out if we can help you claim compensation.
Date Published: 8th October 2013
Author: David Brown