Have you suffered the distress of food poisoning? You need help from the injury solicitors in East Sheen!
Food poisoning is often a condition which goes unreported to medical practitioners as it can result in mild symptoms which are short lived. However, food poisoning can be severe causing debilitating symptoms and long term effects. At its worst, it can affect the central nervous system and even cause death.
If you have suffered a bout of food poisoning as the result of an incident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in East Sheen.
Causes of food poisoning
Food poisoning may be caused by:
- Bacterial contamination
- Viral contamination
- Parasitic contamination
When food that has become contaminated is consumed, then food poisoning may be contracted as a result.
Bacterial contamination may be caused by:
- Campylobacter bacteria – are found in unpasteurised milk, untreated water and raw poultry and meat. This is one of the most common types of bacterial contamination.
- Salmonella bacteria – are found in raw and lightly cooked eggs and poultry.
- Listeria bacteria – are found in ready to eat foods such as pre packed foods, pate, soft cheeses, unpasteurised milk, untreated water, smoked salmon and cooked sliced meats.
One of the most common causes of viral contamination is Norovirus which is also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug. This virus can be passed into food during its’ production, processing and serving through human contact by cross contamination.
One type of parasitic contamination is Toxoplasmosis which is caused by eating foods that have been contaminated by infected cats’ faeces. This can be avoided through thorough washing of foods grown in the ground to remove any contamination.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
The symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the food poisoning but can include:
- Stomach cramps
How to make a successful injury compensation claim using injury solicitors in East Sheen
To ensure that your compensation claim is processed with accountability and integrity, call the professional team at the Accident Advice Helpline. Their advisers are waiting to take your call on their 24 hours, 7 days a week telephone helpline and start your injury claim over the phone.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make an injury compensation claim for your food poisoning incident, call their advisers or try their unique 30 second online test which will give you an estimate for the amount you may be awarded.
With over 13 years’ experience of processing successful personal injury compensation claims, their injury solicitors in East Sheen can ensure that your claim is processed effectively and efficiently.
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown