For a food poisoning claim, use injury lawyers in Pontyclun
Pontyclun is a village in Wales. It is served by the South Wales Main Line and has its own local rugby union club. Like other surrounding towns it has seen a sharp increase in its population in the last ten years, as people migrate south from the South Wales Valleys and west from the capital city of Cardiff.
As the population grows, so do the number of food outlets and the potential to contract food poisoning. Wherever you live, whether it be Pontyclun or anywhere else in the UK, if a food outlet you use supplies you with food that makes you ill, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Pontyclun.
Using injury lawyers in Pontyclun can be avoided
If the food outlets you frequent use basic hygiene and take a bit of care with the food, food poisoning and personal injury claims using injury lawyers in Pontyclun can be avoided. To make sure bacteria or viruses do not contaminate their food, they should:
- Make sure the food is thoroughly cooked;
- Not keep cooked food at a warm temperature for too long;
- Store food at the correct temperature, particularly in the case of chilled foods;
- Make sure all work areas, cooking areas and utensils are cleaned between preparing different foods;
- Not use food if the use-by date has been passed;
- Not let someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food; and
- Avoid cross contamination with another food.
The foods it happens to very easily
There are some foods that are more easily contaminated than others, such as:
- Poultry, pork and raw meats;
- Cooked sliced meats;
- Pre-packed sandwiches;
- Raw shellfish;
- Soft cheeses;
- Raw eggs; and
- Unpasteurised milk.
If any of these are not kept in the right conditions or cooked properly, you may start to get stomach cramps, start vomiting and have diarrhoea, all of which means you probably have food poisoning. Mild cases of food poisoning will clear themselves within a few days, but more severe cases can have serious affects on a person’s health, causing nerve damage and even fatalities.
You should report the problem
Food poisoning cases should be reported to the Foods Standards Agency for them to investigate and find the source. It might not be the fault of the food outlet that caused your food poisoning — it could be one of their suppliers. The Foods Standards Agency can visit and ensure that all rules and regulations are being adhered to, and if they are not can make them close until things are put in order.
Where you can go to make your personal injury compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline will make your injury claim for you. Over the last 15 years, we have helped many thousands of claimants to get the compensation they were due, and many of the claims were for food poisoning. You can call our freephone helpline number, 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
Date Published: 23rd October 2013
Author: David Brown