Burnley in Lancashire is a large, yet friendly kind of town. With a popular market and all manner of family activities, restaurants and cafés, it’s a good place to be. But if something goes wrong and you need injury solicitors in Burnley, where can you turn? Try Accident Advice Helpline – no matter what the problem, we can offer you the help you need.
There are some specific issues that could very well require personal injury lawyers. One of those issues is food poisoning.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is defined as an illness – and it can be extremely serious. At the very least it will make you feel unwell, and cause you to take time off work or limit your income in some way. At its worst, you could have an extended hospital stay. It is caused by eating food that is somehow contaminated with harmful bacteria. Most usually this is either e. coli or salmonella, although other bacteria is also harmful.
The problems usually begin anywhere up to two days after eating the contaminated food, in some cases it can even be a few weeks, although these are rare. You will feel nauseous and you will experience vomiting and diarrhoea as your body tries to rid itself of the contamination. You may also experience stomach cramps, chills, a temperature, aching muscles and loss of appetite. You could be confined to bed through lack of energy.
Although many cases don’t need treatment, in some cases a GP will be needed, or even a hospital. If you are over the age of 60, if it is a child or baby who is suffering, if you are pregnant or if you have diabetes, cancer or other types of long-term conditions, you should immediately see your GP.
If you have suffered from food poisoning and it affected your ability to work, then you may have a compensation claim – speak to Accident Advice Helpline, rather than injury solicitors in Burnley, since we are nationwide, we will be able to confirm your case and discuss the way forward.
Looking for injury solicitors in Burnley? Contact Accident Advice Helpline instead
Accident Advice Helpline covers the entire country so whether you need injury solicitors in Burnley, Brighton or Birmingham, we can help you. We have over 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims and our 24/7 helpline can put your mind at ease regarding your potential claim.
Our patron, Esther Rantzen, works tirelessly to ensure that the general public are looked after in the way they should be – and that includes using Accident Advice Helpline to assist you when you need it most.
Try our unique 30-second online test to find out whether you have a claim. If you have suffered from food poisoning, had a slip or trip, had an accident at work or been in a car collision, we are waiting to hear from you.
Call us for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th December 2013
Author: David Brown