When most people think of Melton Mowbray, images of delicious pork pies spring readily to mind, as it is there that the pies are made. They have Protected Geographical status, granted by the EU in 2008. Stilton cheese is also made at Melton Mowbray, which is advertised as the “Rural Capital of Food.”
If you are a resident of Melton Mowbray you may have been injured in an accident which you and a firm of injury lawyers in Melton Mowbray could prove was not your fault. You probably have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. However, for some accidents and injuries you only have two years in which to file a claim, so it might be best to check exactly how long you have to file your claim with injury lawyers in Melton Mowbray. You can also obtain this and other, information from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Melton Mowbray
You may also be in need of a firm of injury lawyers in Melton Mowbray, for example, if you have been diagnosed with an illness in the last three years, for which you can prove is, or was, the result of someone else’s negligence. For example, if you had food poisoning after eating out, or eating a contaminated product bought from a shop or supermarket, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim. You would need to have kept the receipt for the meal or for the product and the product’s wrapping should be available for analysis by the Food Standards Agency or the local department of Public Health and Hygiene.
Food poisoning can be severe, with its effects felt years after the incident, or it might be minor and over within a week, or a few days.
There are a variety of bacteria which cause food poisoning such as E.coli, salmonella and campylobacter. In the UK it has been found that more than half the chickens on supermarket shelves contain at least one of these bacteria strains. You should check chicken near the bone and if it is pink, you should not eat it. Properly cooked chicken poses no health threat, of course.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert help and advice to file any potential personal injury compensation claim, then you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for expert legal advice? The lines will be open whatever the time or day.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: David Brown