Suffered from the symptoms of food poisoning?
Food poisoning is a distressing and debilitating condition that can affect anyone of any age and background. If an episode of food poisoning strikes you or a member of your family whilst away from home, it can have devastating implications for your holiday or family occasion. If you need a law firm in Connah’s Quay to make a claim for compensation, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
Food poisoning incidents are not always reported to the relevant authorities, and in many cases the culprits may continue to infect other people, who are unaware of a history of poor standards of hygiene and food handling.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with food poisoning through no fault of your own within the last three years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is caused by the consumption of foods or drinks that are contaminated with pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Once ingested, these pathogens can reproduce rapidly within the body, causing widespread infection which can become hazardous to health.
How is food poisoning caused?
Food poisoning may be caused through:
- Bacterial infection such as Salmonella, Listeria, or Campylobacter bacteria. These may be found in untreated water, raw meats, partially cooked foods, dairy products, and ready-to-eat foods such as pâté, smoked salmon, and soft cheeses.
- Viral infection through Norovirus, which is a common viral infection that can cause the symptoms of food poisoning. This may be passed to foods from human sources via poor hand-washing, and poor standards of personal hygiene and food preparation.
- Parasitic infection from Toxoplasmosis, which can be transferred to foods through infected cat faeces where foods are produced. Thorough washing of foods prior to preparation and eating is advisable to reduce the risk of consuming contaminated foods.
Need a law firm in Connah’s Quay?
To find out more about your legal rights to claim personal injury compensation for your food poisoning incident, simply call the leading advisers at Accident Advice Helpline’s law firm in Connah’s Quay. We provide a dedicated telephone helpline to ensure that all calls are answered promptly. If you are unsure of your entitlement to make a personal injury compensation claim, our helpful team of advisers can answer your query over the phone.
With over 16 years’ experience of assisting people to claim their legal entitlement to compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can offer you no-obligation advice about your legal position, and explain the process of claiming personal injury compensation using our team of injury solicitors.
If you choose to proceed with making your claim, then our injury solicitors will be pleased to handle all aspects of your claim on your behalf, on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that you do not have the financial worry of paying for your claim at the outset.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 25th July 2014