If you suffer from food poisoning caused by someone else, call injury Solicitors in Honor Oak for help to claim compensation
Food poisoning happens when bacteria or viruses contaminate food. In the right conditions they will thrive, breed and spread. There are precautions that food outlets can take to try and avoid their food becoming contaminated, such as:
- Keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean
- Cleaning utensils between preparing different foods
- Cooking food thoroughly
- Washing fresh foods properly
- Discarding unused frozen foods that have thawed
- Not keeping cooked food at warm temperatures for a prolonged time
- Storing food at the correct temperatures
- Avoiding the cross contamination of foods
- Not letting food pass its use by date
- Not letting someone is ill or got dirty hands handle the food
These are just some of the precautions food preparers should take and not doing so can cause the food to make their customers ill. Then they may have to face injury solicitors in Honor Oak if a customer makes a food poisoning compensation claim against them.
Reporting your case of food poisoning
In fairness to the restaurant, café, takeaway, canteen or wherever else you have eaten the bad food, it is not always their fault. Contamination can happen anywhere in the food preparation chain and the fault could lie with one of their suppliers.
For this reason you should report your case of food poisoning to the Foods Standards Agency who will track the source of the contamination and ut a stop to it. Not doing this could mean many other victims suffer the same fate as you.
Severe food poisoning can have serious consequences
Most cases of food poisoning will clear themselves over a few days of rest, but severe cases of food poisoning often make people really ill and can end up with hospitalisation, the biggest problem being dehydration from a lack of fluids.
Drinking plenty is vital to recovery, but taking it in sips often is better than gulps occasionally. At its worst, food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and sometimes causes death.
Making your food poisoning claim with injury solicitors in Honor Oak
Injury solicitors in Honor Oak at Accident Advice Helpline have been helpline non-fault victims of accidents for over 13 years and among the many thousands we have made sure have had the compensation they deserved, there have been numerous cases of food poisoning.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so do not worry about financing your claim because you will not have to.
If you want to talk to someone to see if you qualify, contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500, and speak to one of our advisers, who will answer all you questions and provide you with all the information you need to decide if you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Or complete our online 30-second test, which will let you know if you have a valid claim, and if so will give you some guidance as to the amount you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 15th January 2014
Author: David Brown