If you have been searching online for injury lawyers in Formby, you may have had an accident while at work which you can prove was not your fault. Generally, if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you have three years in which to make a claim. However, there are some types of accidents for which you have to make a claim within two years. Check with injury lawyers in Formby to find out how long you have in which to file your claim, or with us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
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If you have an illness which was contracted because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. You should file your claim within three years of being first diagnosed with the illness or disease. An example of an illness caused by another person’s negligence is food poisoning after eating out. Of course, you can also sustain food poisoning after eating a contaminated product, which might also be a case for which you could make a claim. Injury lawyers in Formby, or our legal experts here at Accident Advice Helpline, can advise you.
You can (although this rarely happens because of strict food regulations) get food poisoning after eating canned food, which may be contaminated with the bacteria clostridium botulinum. If by some rare chance you are infected by this type of bacteria, you may suffer from weakness, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light, paralysed eye nerves, difficulty in speaking or swallowing, or even paralysis or respiratory failure.
More common types of food poisoning are caused by E.coli or salmonella bacteria. The most common symptoms of food poisoning are nausea followed by vomiting, loss of appetite, watery diarrhoea, a general feeling of fatigue, muscle aches, stomach pain and cramps, and fever.
These symptoms may appear at any time up to 48 hours after eating contaminated food, and you should seek medical treatment. The local Department of Public Health should be informed so that they can investigate the cause and take measures to prevent an outbreak in the local area.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time. We have two freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landlines and 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown