Been suffering from food poisoning? Not sure if you are able to claim personal injury compensation? Read our short guide to claiming!
Food poisoning can be a difficult condition to diagnose and treat, as many victims fail to notify their medical practitioner of their symptoms and suffer the unpleasant effects alone. However, if you have eaten something that was contaminated by bacteria, then you are legally entitled to pursue personal injury compensation for your condition using the professional team at the Islington law firm – Accident Advice Helpline.
Don’t suffer the distressing symptoms of food poisoning alone. Not only will the symptoms persist far longer than they might, the consequences of food poisoning can be far reaching and have long term implications. Claim your legal right to compensation with the Islington law firm today!
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning occurs when contaminated foods or drinks are consumed into the body. These foods may contain dangerous levels of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or parasites, which can have a toxic effect on the body.
What causes food poisoning?
Foods may become contaminated through poor levels of hygiene, poor food preparation or poor storage of foods at the incorrect temperatures. It is important to maintain high levels of personal hygiene when handling and preparing foods. Handwashing with an antibacterial hand wash can dramatically reduce the number of bacteria on the hands which can transfer onto foods.
Separate utensils should be used for raw and cooked food products to ensure that cross contamination is not caused.
Foods should be cooked correctly until they are thoroughly cooked. This is especially important for poultry and meat products which can contain high levels of Campylobacter and Salmonella; which are common causes of food poisoning.
Symptoms of food poisoning
The symptoms of food poisoning are commonly:
- stomach cramps
Diagnosing food poisoning
If the symptoms of food poisoning develop 6-24 hours after eating contaminated foods then it is important to seek a medical opinion as soon as possible to reduce the chance of complications developing.
Treatment for food poisoning may include:
- resting in bed
- drinking small amounts of clear fluids regularly
- avoiding eating until symptoms have subsided
- avoiding contact with others until 48 hours have passed to avoid infecting other people
- taking oral rehydration salts to replace the minerals, fluids and salts lost through repeated vomiting and diarrhoea.
Claiming for your personal injury with an Islington law firm
If you have been infected by something that you have eaten, within the last 3 years then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim using the expert team at the Islington law firm with Accident Advice Helpline.
The highly trained and friendly advisers at their Islington law firm can inform you over the phone if you are eligible to make a claim for your food poisoning. In addition, if you require any advice about making a claim, then their team of capable advisers can offer you no obligation advice whenever you phone their freephone helpline.
Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to speak to an adviser.
Date Published: 14th July 2014