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 take away. 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..
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:
- Raw meats
- Raw eggs
- Unpasteurised milk
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Soft cheeses
- 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 have been helping claimants get the compensation they were entitled to for over 13 years. Among the many thousands we have already helped, there has been numerous food poisoning claims.
Our freephone number is 0800 180 4123, there for you to speak to friendly and helpful advisors. Call us today, the sooner we know about your illness, the sooner we can start your claim.