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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyers in Scone


    Suffered food poisoning? Expert injury lawyers in Scone will process your personal injury compensation claim professionally and painlessly

    Food poisoning is a relatively common condition and the symptoms can be mild enough for the casualty to administer self help treatment and avoid attending the doctors.  However, food poisoning can be serious and cause widespread suffering and distress to large numbers of people which can ruin holidays and special occasions.  If you, or some one you know, have suffered the debilitating symptoms of food poisoning through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury lawyers in Scone.

    What is food poisoning?

    Food poisoning is defined as becoming ill through eating food that has become contaminated by bacteria, viruses or parasites.  The symptoms can include:

    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Stomach cramps
    • High temperature

    Bacterial food poisoning

    1. The most common type of bacterial food poisoning is caused by Campylobacter. This is found in raw and undercooked meat particularly poultry, unpasteurised milk and untreated water.
    2. Salmonella is another bacteria that can contaminate food causing food poisoning symptoms.  This is found in raw and undercooked poultry and raw and lightly cooked eggs.
    3. Listeria is found in ready to eat foods such as soft cheeses, butter, smoked salmon, sliced cooked meats, pate and prepacked sandwiches.

    Viral food poisoning

    The most common type of viral food poisoning is caused by Norovirus.  This virus can be passed from infected person to person and then onto food, which then becomes contaminated.  This is known as cross contamination and can be responsible for widespread food poisoning outbreaks.

    Parasitic food poisoning

    This is relatively rare and usually involves the consumption of undercooked meat or foods that have come into contact with parasites such as toxoplasmosis which can exist in infected cats and be passed to foodstuffs exposed to their faeces.  Adequate washing, preparation and cooking of foods should be strictly adhered to if you want to avoid this situation.

    Making your food poisoning claim using injury lawyers in Scone

    If you, or someone you know, have been infected by food poisoning that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’, then contact Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline, which is available on 0800 180 4123.  Their friendly and helpful advisers can guide you through the claims process and ensure that you receive reliable and up to date free legal advice about claiming with injury lawyers in Scone.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Their injury lawyers in Scone are ready to process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Simply call or go online and take part in their unique 30 second online test.  This will let you know if your claim qualifies, and if it does, will give you an estimate of the amount to expect for your injuries.

    Date Published: 1st November 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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