Had food poisoning? You need the services of injury solicitors in Greenford to make a successful compensation claim!
Food poisoning is one of the most common and debilitating forms of personal injury. The onset of symptoms may be rapid and violent; often striking when you least expect it. Many episodes of food poisoning are isolated with just a few casualties, however widespread food poisoning can affect large numbers of people particularly on holiday, at family occasions and at corporate functions when catering for large parties increases the risk of contamination and illness.
Food poisoning is defined as consuming food which has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or parasites. The food can become contaminated at any stage of its’ production, processing, storage or cooking through cross contamination or through poor hygiene practices.
Whatever the cause of the food poisoning, the symptoms tend to be the same including:
- stomach cramps
Seek medical advice
Food poisoning usually strikes within 12-36 hours following the consumption of the contaminated food. It is important to seek medical advice if symptoms are severe, to rule out other more serious conditions and to treat the underlying cause. It is usually advisable to rest and drink plenty of clear fluids to maintain hydrostatic balance within the body. Minerals, vitamins and salts are lost through vomiting and diarrhoea and these need to be replaced by oral rehydration salts. These ensure that dehydration doesn’t become severe, leading to further complications. The elderly and people with low immune systems, such as HIV and cancer sufferers, are more prone to this happening.
Symptoms of dehydration include:
- sunken eyes
- dark rings around the eyes
- extreme thirst
- loss of elasticity of the skin
- lack of urination
Making your claim for food poisoning using injury solicitors in Greenford
If you have suffered from food poisoning through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, it is important that you consider making a personal injury compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline was set up to ensure that people are aware of their legal rights to pursue compensation claims for injuries, that they may have sustained through no fault of their own.
Esther Rantzen is the patron the Accident Advice Helpline and she has a long and reputable history of championing the rights of the individual to receive compensation that they are entitled to. Whenever you decide to call, their telephone advisers can offer no obligation free legal advice about making a claim using their injury solicitors in Greenford.
Should you wish to go ahead and proceed with making a compensation claim, then their injury solicitors in Greenford will ensure that they process the claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
Date Published: 28th December 2013
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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