Injury lawyer in Port Glasgow
Port Glasgow is the second largest town in the Inverclyde council area of Scotland. The population according to the 1991 census for Port Glasgow was 19,426 persons and in the 2001 census it was 16,617 persons. The town was originally named Newark but due to ships not being able to make it all the way up the shallow river Clyde it was formed as a port for nearby Glasgow in 1668 and became Port Glasgow in 1775.
If you live anywhere in Scotland, or England and Wales, and you become ill after eating out, you may have contracted food poisoning and want to discuss this with an injury lawyer Port Glasgow.
An injury lawyer in Port Glasgow: effects of food poisoning
Food poisoning, in its mildest form, will make you feel ill and cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. In more severe forms it can be a dangerous illness that needs hospitalisation and can leave permanent weaknesses in the sufferer. It has been known to cause damage to the nervous system and even, occasionally, deaths.
An injury lawyer in Port Glasgow: causes of food poisoning
Contaminated food causes food poisoning. The food usually becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses and sometimes by chemicals in the food chain.
An injury lawyer in Port Glasgow: how food poisoning can be avoided
Proper and correct care needs to be taken in the storing, preparation and cooking of foods, such precautions as:
- Keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean
- Making sure all utensils and equipment is clean
- Regular washing of hands
- Cooking the food thoroughly
- Storing it at the correct temperatures
- Not using food that is past its use by date
- Not being kept warm for long periods after cooking
- Avoiding cross contamination with other foods
Most of these precautions are basic hygiene and common sense, but it is surprising how many food outlets do not follow them.
An injury lawyer in Port Glasgow explains the Foods Standards Agency
There are rules and regulations that apply to all food outlets and if you have any reason to suspect one of these is not complying with the law, you should contact the Foods Standards Agency whose responsibility it is to ensure the regulations are complied with. You should also report your case of food poisoning to them, as they will trace the source to hopefully prevent further infection.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to help victims such as yourself, in fact we have aided many thousands of blameless victims with their personal injury compensation claims, to get the amount of compensation they were entitled to.
We have friendly advisers on our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500, who will talk to you, in confidence, to discuss your case and if you wish to proceed will start the process of making your compensation claim.
We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you will not have to find any money to start your claim; we only receive payment when your case has been won.
Date Published: 19th October 2013
Author: David Brown