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Suffering food poisoning can make you feel very ill and knock you off your feet until you are better. If you find yourself in this position because you have eaten some food at a restaurant, then you should think about making an injury claim by using an injury lawyer in Thornton.
Contaminated food is the main cause for food poisoning and this happens when the food gets infected by bacteria, usually because proper care has not been taken of the food when preparing it or keeping it.
If your food becomes contaminated and you end up suffering from food poisoning, then you should call an injury lawyer in Thornton and they will guide you through the process of making a personal injury claim for compensation.
The symptoms of food poisoning and using an injury lawyer in Thornton
You will be in no doubt that you have contracted the illness because within a few hours you will begin:
- Feeling sick
- Having stomach pains
Usually, if you rest, maintain hydration, and take appropriate nutrition, food poisoning will clear in a few days, but if after 48 hours there is no sign of improvement, you should seek medical attention as you could have one of the more dangerous strains. It is important to sip plenty of water to stop yourself dehydrating, as this on its own can make you feel ill.Open Claim Calculator
In this situation, you should speak to a lawyer in Thornton at Accident Advice Helpline to see if you are entitled to compensation.
The problems of dehydration
Food poisoning and dehydration can affect some groups of people more seriously, such as:
- The very young
- The elderly
- People with low immune systems such as sufferers of HIV or cancer
Your urine will become dark in colour if you are dehydrated, and seeing a doctor is what you should do if this happens from food poisoning.
Why food poisoning happens
Food poisoning can happen if the food has not been stored at the correct temperature or is not properly cooked. Keeping the kitchen clean at all times is vital, as is making sure all those working in the kitchen wash their hands regularly, particularly between preparing different foods. Food that is past its use by date should not be used, and any excess frozen foods should be discarded, not refrozen.
These are all things that you would normally do in your own home, but sometimes food outlets put profit before safety and if you are served with anything that does not look, taste, or smell quite right, you should refuse to eat it.
Making a claim with an injury lawyer in Thornton
Contact the Accident Advice helpline on their free helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or the low cost mobile number 0333 500 0993, and discuss your case with one of our friendly advisers to see if you have a food poisoning compensation claim.
We have helped many thousands of people over the last 15 years’ to obtain the compensation they were entitled to, people who have had all types of injuries, both physical and psychological.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and it means exactly that, no money is required to make a claim, and no money will be needed if your claim is not won.