Injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge is a village in the Eden District of the northwestern English county of Cumbria. It takes its name from the bridge over the River Eamont at the Northern end of Ullswater.
If you, or any of the residents of Pooley Bridge, have eaten at a restaurant and the meal has made you ill, you may want to speak to an injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge about making a food poisoning injury claim.
If you have a takeaway meal that has made you ill you may want to talk to an injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge
A restaurant, a takeaway, canteens, and supermarkets – they are all potential places to contract food poisoning if they do not take proper care of the food they sell. If buying food from any of these, or any other food outlet, makes you ill, you might have food poisoning and want to discuss the matter with an injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge.
The common causes of contaminated food
Food poisoning is caused by contaminated food, usually because not enough care has been taken with it. What they should all make sure is:
- Food has been cooked properly
- Food that should be chilled is stored at temperatures under five degrees.
- Cooked food should not be left at warm temperatures for too long.
- Food that is past its use by date should not be used
- Food should not be handled by someone who is ill or got dirty hands.
- Cross contamination of foods where bacteria can be spread such as work surfaces and equipment should be avoided
They should take extra care with some foods that are particularly susceptible to bacteria, These are:
- Raw meat and poultry
- Cooked sliced meats
- Soft cheese
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurized milk
Most cases of food poisoning are mild and don’t need medical treatment, they clear up in 3 or 4 days, but it can be much more severe than this and can cause long-term problems. It has been known to damage the nervous system and cause deaths.
Making your claim with an injury lawyer in Pooley Bridge
If you know the source of your illness you will make it easier to make your personal injury claim. These are not the most straightforward of claims to prove and there are things you can do to make it less difficult:
- 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 all the relevant receipts such as supermarket till receipts and restaurant bills.
- Find out if other people that ate with you are also ill.
- Takes names and details of possible witnesses.
Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in making your food poisoning claim. Over the last 13 years we have helped many thousands of claimants, where the problems was not their fault, with their personal injury compensation claim, including many for food poisoning.
We have an online 30-second test you can complete, or you can phone our free helpline on 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our friendly advisers, they will help you start your food poisoning claim.
Date Published: 19th October 2013
Author: David Brown