Injury lawyers in Tresco will help with your food poisoning claim
A lack of hygiene is often the cause of food poisoning, that and the fact that often the food is rushed and not handled properly. If you have eaten out, or had a takeaway that has made you ill, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you might want to use the services of injury lawyers in Tresco to help you do this.
Food outlets need to take care if they do not want to face a personal injury claim and some of the things they should do are:
- Ensure basic hygiene in the kitchen. Make sure all work surfaces and utensils are clean and kept that way
- Always make sure the food is properly cooked
- Store food correctly keeping it in the fridge if it should be chilled
- Don’t keep cooked food at warm temperatures for prolonged periods
- Personal hygiene is important, so wash hands regularly particularly between preparing different foods
- Always make sure the food is in date, manufacturers don’t put the use by date there for no reason.
- Do not let anyone that is ill handle any food.
If you have been taken ill after eating food while out, or you suspect an eatery is not acting as it should, you should report the matter to the Foods Standards Agency (FSA).
The role of the FSA and how it can help injury lawyers in Tresco
It is not always the fault of the place you have eaten that the food is contaminated. This can happen anywhere in the preparation processes and might have happened at suppliers. The FSA will track the source of contamination and make sure it is dealt with. This lets injury lawyers in Tresco know who they should be making the claim against.
How to deal with food poisoning
Food poisoning will make you feel very ill but should clear on its own after a couple of days. You should drink plenty of water and not eat until you feel much better, then it should be something light. If after 48 hours you are feeling no better, you should seek medical help. At its worst food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and even cause death.
Making your food poisoning claim
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to and among those have been numerous food poisoning claims. After being established over 15 years ago we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise that enables us to deal with all types of injuries and illnesses from all types of accidents and negligence.
On our website there is a 30-second test which lets you know if you qualify to make a claim, and if you do gives you an estimate of the amount you can expect to be awarded.
We also have a 24 hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 where you will find friendly and helpful advisors who are able to answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury compensation claim.