Skipton is a market town in North Yorkshire. Skipton became a prosperous market town, trading sheep and woollen goods, which also led to its naming, derived from the Old English sceap (sheep) and tun (town or village). A market stemming from its formative years still survives, albeit with significant modification.
Food poisoning happens nationwide, not just in Skipton, and its victims tend to feel really ill for its duration. If you have ever suffered from it, you will know what we mean, and if someone else caused you to feel that way then you may want to consult with injury lawyers in Skipton about making a food poisoning compensation claim.
Food poisoning upsets our injury lawyers in Skipton
Bacteria and viruses are the main causes of food poisoning. In the right conditions they will thrive, breed and spread very quickly. There are ways to try and reduce the risks, such as:
- Not letting food be cross-contaminated, always cleaning surfaces and utensils between preparing different food to avoid this;
- Not letting food pass its use-by date, which is there for a reason;
- Not letting someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food;
- Making sure that the food is cooked properly;
- Avoiding keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a prolonged time;
- Storing food at the correct temperatures, taking notice of any recommendations on packaging; and
- Keeping all work and cooking areas clean.
Sometimes food is contaminated before it reaches the end user, and this is not always apparent. In this case it will make you ill with food poisoning, and you should discuss it with injury lawyers in Skipton if the contamination was not your fault.
The foods more likely to cause food poisoning
Some foods need extra care and attention because they are more likely to become contaminated. Such foods as:
- Raw meat;
- Raw eggs;
- Soft cheeses;
- Cooked sliced meats;
- Pre-packed sandwiches;
- Unpasteurised milk;
- Sausages and burgers;
- Kebabs; and
- Raw shellfish.
These food prepared in any meal could cause food poisoning if they are contaminated. Most cases of food poisoning our bodies will fight and will clear up on their own within a few days. Until you feel well enough you should rest, have lots of sips of water and not eat any other food. When you feel ready to eat again, you should start with foods that are easy to digest such as toast.
It can be much more serious, causing damage to the central nervous system and even death at its worst. If your food poisoning does not start to improve after a couple of days, you should seek medical attention in case it is one of the more virulent strains.
Making a food poisoning compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make your personal injury claim and get the financial compensation you deserve for being made to feel so ill. If you want to talk to someone to see if you qualify, contact our helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our advisors.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown