Have you suffered food poisoning? Make your claim for compensation using the injury solicitors in Great Langdale
Food poisoning is a common, yet distressing condition, which can leave the person feeling weak, vulnerable and exhausted. The nature of food poisoning means that it often happens without any warning and the onset of symptoms can be violent.
If you have been the victim of food poisoning through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using specialist solicitors, such as Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Great Langdale.
Food poisoning symptoms
The symptoms of food poisoning vary according to its severity, but can include:
- stomach cramps
The causes of food poisoning
Food poisoning may be caused by a number of pathogens including bacteria, viruses and parasites which contaminate food which is then consumed. Whatever the cause of the food poisoning, the symptoms remain the same and can cause debilitating consequences for the victim. At its worst, food poisoning can be life threatening.
Bacterial food poisoning
Bacteria such as campylobacter, listeria and salmonella are responsible for most cases of food poisoning. These common types of bacteria are often found in foods such as cooked sliced meats, pre-packed foods, soft cheeses, under-cooked eggs and chicken.
Viral food poisoning
Norovirus is a virus which is highly contagious and can be passed from human to human before it enters the food chain. Food can become infected by cross-contamination which can be transferred through utensils, food handling and food serving.
Parasitic food poisoning
Parasitic food poisoning is relatively uncommon. Parasites enter the food chain through unwashed salad and vegetable crops which may be contaminated by Toxoplasmosis, a parasite that is present in infected cats’ faeces. This is highly dangerous for pregnant women and vulnerable people who have pre-existing medical conditions.
Treating food poisoning
Food poisoning requires rest until the symptoms begin to settle. Then clear fluids should be introduced gradually and easy to digest foods such be given in small amounts.
It is important that the victim doesn’t become dehydrated, as this can cause a deterioration in their condition.
Make your injury claim using injury solicitors in Great Langdale
If you have suffered food poisoning through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you can make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Great Langdale,
Call their helpline and speak to a knowledgeable and friendly telephone adviser, who can offer no obligation advice about using their injury solicitors in Great Langdale to make your claim a success.
Their injury solicitors in Great Langdale will process your food poisoning claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. Call to start your personal injury compensation claim today!
Date Published: 23rd December 2013
Author: David Brown