Can injury lawyers in Staines help if I get food poisoning?
Staines is a town in Surrey. A border stone on the bank of the River Thames dated 1280 still remains, indicating the western limit of the City of London’s jurisdiction over the Thames.
If you live in this area and find yourself sick, you may need the help of injury lawyers in Staines. To start with you may think you have an upset stomach or maybe a tummy bug, but these usually only last 24 hours, and if you are feeling ill for longer then there stands a good chance that you have food poisoning. If you have contracted the illness from eating at a food outlet, you may be able to make a food poisoning injury claim.
Injury lawyers in Staines can help with a claim for food poisoning
Food poisoning can happen for many reasons and is not always caused by food being out of date. Any food exposed to bacteria can harbour nasty viruses that will make us ill when ingested. The situations that you and food outlets should try to avoid are:
- Keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a prolonged period;
- Not storing food at the correct temperature;
- Letting someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food;
- Not keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean;
- Cross-contamination of foods;
- Using food that is past its use-by date; and
- Not cooking food thoroughly.
All of the above could lead to you needing injury lawyers in Staines.
Foods it is more likely to happen with
Some foods are more susceptible to contamination than others. These include:
- Raw eggs;
- Soft cheeses;
- Cooked sliced meats;
- Pre-packed sandwiches;
- Poultry, pork and raw meat;
- Sausages and burgers;
- Raw shellfish; and
- Unpasteurised milk.
Any of these, served to you while you are eating out, could cause you to need injury lawyers in Staines for a food poisoning compensation claim.
The symptoms you can expect to experience include:
- Nausea; and
- Stomach cramps.
Most times you will recover from food poisoning without medical intervention, and it will be gone within a few days. You should rest, drink plenty of water and not start eating agin until you feel completely well, then start with easy to digest foods.
Severe cases of food poisoning often make people really ill, and can mean hospitalisation and even end in death. There have been several high-profile outbreaks over the years where deaths have occurred; these sorts of situations tend to be because of contaminated water or something produced in large quantities and is on the supermarket shelves.
Making a food poisoning compensation claim
If you have been made ill by bad food, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to do this and we will ensure that you are compensated 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, speak to one of our friendly advisors and get free legal advice regarding your personal injury compensation claim. Alternatively, try the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if you have a valid claim and roughly how much to expect.