Have you been ill with food poisoning and are unsure if you can make an injury claim? Call our injury solicitors in Jacobstow
Food poisoning is a relatively common condition which affects many thousands of people each year. Due to the varying severity of symptoms, many incidents of food poisoning go unreported and patients suffer the debilitating symptoms without seeking medical advice. This can be dangerous as other more serious conditions may go untreated, such as dehydration.
If you have been made unwell due to food poisoning that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you can make a legal personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury solicitors in Jacobstow.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is defined as consuming food that has been contaminated with bacteria, viruses or even parasites. Once eaten, the food is broken down and digested, and this is when the patient may experience severe symptoms.
How does food become contaminated?
Food may become contaminated at any stage in its production, processing, storage, cooking or serving. Most foods are contaminated because they are not cooked sufficiently to kill off the contamination. At high temperatures, bacteria are killed and the food is considered safe to eat. However, keeping foods at ambient temperatures for long periods of time can mean that the bacteria multiply and can become dangerous to consume.
Many causes of food poisoning are due to cross-contamination. This is defined as transferring of bacteria or viruses from one food source to another, due to incorrect storage or preparation from infected human to human or infected human to food.
What are the symptoms of food poisoning?
Food poisoning can cause symptoms such as:
- Stomach cramps;
- Fever; and
Treating food poisoning
Always seek medical attention if vomiting and/or diarrhoea persist for longer than 48 hours. Rest in bed and drink plenty of clear fluids to replace those lost. When symptoms subside, try to eat plain foods that appeal to you and continue to rest until your energy levels have risen. If vomiting and diarrhoea were severe, consider taking oral rehydration salts to replace the minerals, salts and fluids lost.
Making your injury claim using the services of injury solicitors in Jacobstow
Call the leading experts Accident Advice Helpline and speak to a friendly adviser who can offer no-obligation advice over the phone. Just dial 0800 689 0500 now. Our professional injury solicitors in Jacobstow can assist you by processing your claim on your behalf. They will ensure that your claim is handled on a 100% no win no fee basis, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
Why not try our unique 30-second online test for yourself and see if you can claim using our injury solicitors in Jacobstow?
Date Published: 8th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Accident Advice Helpline: Jacobstow
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