Food poisoning will make you feel ill, our injury lawyer in Morpeth will hopefully make you feel better
Food poisoning will make you feel really ill and is unnecessary if supermarkets, food outlets, shops and of course you when cooking at home, treat and care for the food properly. If you have contracted food poisoning because of someone else’s lack of care, our injury lawyer in Morpeth will help you to claim compensation and feel a bit better.
The care of food, as told by an injury lawyer in Morpeth
It is contaminated food that causes this illness. The contamination is usually bacteria, but can be viruses as well. The conditions bacteria love and thrive in are really easy to avoid, most of them being common sense. The main ones to remember are:
- Basic hygiene — keeping hands, aprons, work surfaces and utensils clean;
- Making sure that food is properly cooked, as heat will kill many of the bacteria;
- If food packaging says it should be kept chilled, storing it below 5 degrees;
- If food is already cooked, don’t keep it warm for long periods;
- Manufacturers put use by dates on food for a reason — discard it if it is out of date; and
- Avoid cross contaminating foods by cleaning knives and other utensils every time you change from preparing one food to another.
The precautions apply to all foods, and if you are made ill because someone has been careless with the meal you may want to use the services of an injury lawyer in Morpeth.
Some foods are more susceptible
Some foods need extra care because they are more susceptible to becoming contaminated. Examples of these are:
- Raw meat;
- Cooked sliced meats;
- Soft cheeses;
- Pre-packed sandwiches;
- Raw eggs;
- Raw shellfish; and
- Unpasteurised milk.
Reporting your food poisoning
If it is a meal out that has made you ill, don’t automatically assume it is the fault of the food outlet. They are preparing food supplied to them and the contamination could have happened anywhere in the food processes. For this reason, you need to report your illness to the Foods Standards Agency who will track down the source of infection and make sure it is dealt with.
Then, report it to Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, dealing with a food poisoning injury claim is not unusual. We have over the years helped many customers to obtain the compensation to which they were entitled, and we will do the same for you. Our in-house solicitors are experienced in these matters and will ensure that your claim is maximised to get the correct amount of compensation for you.
On our website there is a 30-second test for guidance, or you can ring our freephone number on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. We operate a no win no fee agreement, so you will need no money to start your claim.
Date Published: 11th October 2013
Author: David Brown