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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 Tranent

    Did you know that if you’re looking for injury lawyers in Tranent to help you make a claim for compensation that Accident Advice Helpline has access to a network of the best, most specialist lawyers across Scotland? We’re one of the largest law firms in the UK and for over 16 years, we’ve worked to help thousands of innocent accident victims make successful compensation claims – and we can help you too!

    If you treat yourself to a meal out or a takeaway and a few hours later you start to vomit, have diarrhoea, stomach cramps and maybe feel listless, there stands a good chance you have contracted food poisoning from the meal you ate earlier on. Although it should be pointed out that food poisoning can take up to three days to show itself.

    Being made to feel so ill may make you want to make a personal injury compensation claim and if this is the case you should contact injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline.

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    Food poisoning is caused by food becoming contaminated with bacteria, that once in the food spreads very quickly. There are ways to reduce the risks that all food outlets should follow, they should:

    • Keep all cooking and preparation areas clean and tidy
    • Clean utensils between preparing different foods so avoiding cross contamination
    • Make sure all the food is properly cooked
    • Store it correctly, in a fridge if the instructions say so and below 5 degrees if it should be chilled
    • Never use food that is past its use by date, the food processors put it there for a reason
    • Once food is cooked, don’t keep it warm for too long

    These precautions should help reduce the risk of food poisoning and reduce the risk of the food outlet having to face a personal injury claim made with the help of injury lawyers in Tranent.

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    There are foods it is more likely to happen to

    Certain foods are more susceptible to contamination and extra care should be taken with them. Among them are:

    • Burgers, sausages and kebabs
    • Poultry, pork and raw meat
    • Cooked sliced meats
    • Pate and soft cheeses
    • Pre packed sandwiches
    • Raw eggs and raw shellfish
    • Unpasteurised milk

    Most cases of food poisoning will clear in 3 – 4 days but it can be much more severe and cause long term problems such as damage to the central nervous system and even death.

    Making your food poisoning claim

    Of course you can use a firm of local injury lawyers in Tranent to help you claim. However for best results you should consider national firm Accident Advice Helpline.

    Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in making your food poisoning claim. For over 16 years we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were entitled to, including many for food poisoning. We’ll connect you with one of the injury lawyers in Tranent or the local area who we work in partnership with to ensure that you get top-class representation throughout your claim.

    We have an online 30-second test you can complete, which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim as well as provide you with an estimate of how much you may be awarded.

    Or you can phone our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary) and speak to one of our friendly advisors, who will answer all you questions and give you free legal advice about making a personal injury compensation claim. If you then wish to continue, they will start the processes for you but you will be under no obligation and will get no pressure to do so.

    Date Published: 19th 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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