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Bacteria is the most common cause Food Poisoning, the best-known ones being salmonella and E.Coli, but parasites, viruses or chemicals such as pesticides can also cause it. If you have treated yourself to a meal out and then ended up ill, you may have food poisoning and need to make a claim via injury lawyers in Putney.
Food poisoning doesn’t happen for no reason
Food poisoning happens because proper care, in one way or another, has not been taken of the food and bacteria have been allowed to infiltrate. This could be because:
- The cooking area has not been kept clean
- Work surfaces and utensils are dirty
- Some one who is ill or has dirty hands touching the food
- Cross contamination of food
- Eating food passed its use by date
- Not cooking the food properly
- Not storing the food at correct temperatures
- Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
There are some foods more vulnerable to being contaminated by bacteria than others, such as:
- Raw meat
- Poultry and pork
- Cooked sliced meats
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Soft cheese
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
- Burgers and sausages
If you have eaten any of these foods and have then become ill due to contaminated food, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim with injury lawyers in Putney.
The effects of food poisoning
You will probably feel quite ill. The effects usually start a few hours after eating the bad food, but can take up to three days to appear. They are unpleasant and can include:Open Claim Calculator
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle spasms
- High temperature
- Stomach cramps
Some people are more susceptible to food poisoning than others, such as HIV and cancer sufferers whose immune system is low. Pregnant women, babies and the elderly are also a high risk. There have been several high profile cases where more than one person has died and the source has had to be traced.
The treatment of food poisoning
Normally. if you have contracted food poisoning the treatment is to drink plenty of water and rest. Most people will get over it without the need for treatment. Although while you are recovering it is best to avoid food altogether until you start to feel better, and even then it should be food that is easy to digest, such as toast.
Unfortunately, just sometime, the food poisoning makes someone really ill and they end up in hospital. At its worst, food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and even cause death.
It doesn’t matter if your case is serious or mild, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury lawyers in Putney.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to make a personal injury compensation claim, then Accident Advice Helpline is the right law firm for you.
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