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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Injury lawyers in Prestonpans

    Are you looking for injury lawyers in Prestonpans who can help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation? Were you injured in an accident through no fault of your own within the last three years? Instead of hunting high and low for costly law firms, come to Accident Advice Helpline. We work in partnership with an extensive network of the most experienced injury lawyers across Scotland and they will work on your claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs.

    Injury lawyers in Prestonpans

    Prestonpans is a small town to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland. One of the first post-Reformation churches was built in Prestonpans, in 1596, for and at the expense of the new minister, Reverend John Davidson. The church was greatly remodelled in 1774. Ten years after the original building of the new church, Prestonpans became a Parish in its own right, having previously formed part of the Parish of Tranent.

    A brief history of food poisoning

    Although food poisoning was prevalent when the church was built, it was not recognised as on illness until the 1880’s when it was first realised it is caused by a specific organism. The medical departments and scientists of the time were anxious to learn much more about the condition, as it was so widespread in Britain during the 19th century.

    As deadlier bacteria emerged, food poisoning became of increasing concern to the health departments, who did their best to raise awareness of better hygiene and food handling to try and combat the problem.  It was not until 1939 that reporting cases started, and it thought that this together with the social changes after World War 2 caused a spiralling of the reported incidents.

    Food poisoning today and using injury lawyers in Prestonpans to make a food poisoning claim

    We all have to eat, sometimes at home, but other times its nice to go out for a meal or have a takeaway.  It doesn’t matter which way you decide to have your food, if it has been contaminated, it will make you ill with food poisoning and you may want to make an injury claim, using injury lawyers in Prestonpans.

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    Bacteria and viruses cause the contamination of food and these will multiply quickly if the food is not properly cared for.  The food will make you ill if:

    • It is not properly cooked
    • It is stored incorrectly
    • It is handled by someone who is will
    • It is handled by someone with dirty hands
    • It is past its use by date
    • It is being cooked and kept warm for too long
    • It is cross contaminated with other food
    • The preparation area is dirty

    The foods more likely to be infested

    Some foods need extra care taken with them because they are more prone to contamination. Examples of these are:

    • Poultry
    • Pork
    • Raw meats
    • Raw eggs
    • Unpasteurised milk
    • Pre-packed sandwiches
    • Shellfish
    • Soft cheeses
    • Pate
    • Burgers
    • Kebabs
    • Sausages
    • Cooked sliced meats

    Making your personal injury compensation claim for food poisoning

    When you are well enough, you should report your illness to the Foods Standards Agency so they can trace the source.  Them you should report it to injury lawyers in Prestonpans at Accident Advice Helpline so they can start your claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline has been helping claimants get the compensation they were entitled to for over 13 years.  Among the many thousands we have already helped, there have been numerous food poisoning claims.

    Our freephone number is 0800 689 0500 from a landline or you can call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary). There you can speak to friendly and helpful advisors.  Call us today, the sooner we know about your illness, the sooner we can start your claim.

    Date Published: 30th October 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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