If you suddenly become ill after you have eaten out at a restaurant, then you should consider making an injury claim, by using an injury lawyer in Thirsk at Accident Advice Helpline to help you.
The same applies if you have had a take away meal, if you become ill afterwards, then you should use an injury lawyer in Thirsk to help you in making a personal injury compensation claim.
You can also make an injury claim if you have eaten a ready meal from your local supermarket and that has made you ill; you could then possibly have food poisoning.
Causes for food poisoning and using an injury lawyer in Thirsk
Food poisoning happens when the food hasn’t been treated or handled properly. Below are some examples of what could happen:
- Food that has not been cooked properly
- Food that should be chilled but is stored at temperatures over five degrees
- Cooked food that has been left at warm temperatures for too long
- Food that is past its use by date
- Food handled by someone who is ill or has dirty hands
- Cross-contamination of foods
- Work area and utensils not being kept clean
- Thawed frozen food being refrozen.
The more susceptible foods
There are some foods that are more likely to become infected with bacteria, so you should take extra care when you are handling these. They are:
- Raw meat and poultry
- Cooked sliced meats
- Soft cheese
- Pre-packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurized milk
In most of the cases of food poisoning you will start to feel much better after 3 or 4 days, and you should not need any medical attention. A more serious case can lead you to suffering from other long-term problems and a stay in hospital might be necessary.
What to do to help your claim
If you are certain where you contracted this illness then you could be entitled to make an injury claim. To make your claim easier you should do some of these things:
- List what and where you have eaten in the previous 48 hours
- If you still have the suspect food, freeze it to preserve it
- Keep all the relevant receipts such as supermarket till receipts and restaurant bills
- Find out if other people that ate with you are also ill
- Takes names and details of possible witnesses.
Making your claim
Accident Advice Helpline will assist you in making your food poisoning claim. Over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of claimants, where the cause was not their fault, with their personal injury compensation claim, including many for food poisoning.
We have an online 30-second test you can complete, or you can phone our free helpline on 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors; they will help you start your food poisoning claim.
Date Published: 12th July 2014