A small number of people look for a personal injury lawyer in Oadby and Wigston because they have suffered a food poisoning illness that was someone else’s fault. They realise that a personal injury lawyer in Oadby and Wigston is not just for traditional ‘injuries’ like whiplash and a broken leg. They understand that a personal injury lawyer in Oadby and Wigston can help with illness as well such as food poisoning and hospital acquired infection where it can be shown that the illness was someone else’s fault.
Using a personal injury lawyer in Oadby and Wigston for food poisoning
Once you contact Accident Advice Helpline and explain that you are hunting for an injury lawyer in Oadby and Wigston because you have had food poisoning they will ask you for some further details about your case.
You will have had to have sought medical attention for your food poisoning before your claim can start. The medical records that were recorded at the time of your consultation will probably act as part of the evidence to prove that you were ill. It is important that you visit your doctor if you suspect that you have food poisoning as there are many different causes of this type of illness. Your doctor must identify exactly what has caused your food poisoning in order to provide you with the appropriate advice and/or treatment. Here are a few potential causes of food poisoning:
- Salmonella – this is one of the better known causes of food poisoning and you will almost certainly have heard about it before. It causes a very nasty diarrhoeal illness which is often accompanied with stomach cramps and nausea. It takes about a day for the symptoms to appear so it is likely to have been caused by a meal that you ate the day before you were ill. However, this can vary greatly from one person to another and it may make you ill only a few hours after eating. In other cases it can be several days before the symptoms start. Salmonella is typically associated with animal products so contaminated meats could be to blame. It is also common in eggs and so dishes that contain raw and undercooked eggs have caused many salmonella outbreaks in the UK.
- Viruses – this is a very common cause of food poisoning but is very under-diagnosed. This means that many people have had it but did not realise. Typically it causes frequent vomiting and diarrhoea. The illness rarely lasts longer than 48 hours but is very intense and makes you feel pretty awful. Whilst you are ill you may be able to spread the virus to other members of your family and household so you have to be meticulously careful with your personal hygiene.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: Sharon Parry