Hopefully you will never suffer feeling as ill as food poisoning can make you feel. If you do contract this after eating out, having a take away or buying prepared food from a supermarket or shop, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and the best place to get legal help to claim compensation in Middlesbrough.
The many places you can contract food poisoning
There are many places that can cause you to have food poisoning, it just takes someone not to take the care they should with the food and it can become contaminated. Suggestions of a few places you could contract the illness from are:
- Works canteens
- Hospital cafes, canteens and wards
- Cruise ships
- Hotels and b&b’s
- Restaurants and cafes
- Supermarkets and shops
If you contract food poisoning in any of these places, you should contact a Middlesbrough law firm or Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a compensation claim.
The causes of and preventing food poisoning
Food poisoning is caused when the food becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses. Kitchens should be kept clean at all time, and utensils and work areas cleaned between preparing different foods. The people working to prepare the food should wash their hands regularly, and if they are ill should be barred from the kitchen. Others things that can help prevent food poisoning are:
- Making sure the food is cooked properly
- Storing the food at correct temperatures, particularly chilled foods
- Do not keep cooked food warm for long periods as this is a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria
- Discarding any thawed frozen food that has not been used
- Not using food that is past its use by date
Most of these things are common sense and the sorts of things you would do in your own home, but you cannot always rely on a food eatery or supplier to act in this way. If where you have purchased you food from does not treat the food correctly, or is not hygienic, and you suffer food poisoning because of their actions, you should contact our Middlesbrough law firm to make a compensation claim.
Getting legal help to claim compensation in Middlesbrough for food poisoning claim
If you think you may have suffered food poisoning through the fault of someone else you should contact Accident Advice Helpline in order to get legal help to claim compensation in Middlesbrough. We have successfully assisted many people over the past 14 years to get the compensation they were entitled to after being injured or made ill by the actions of someone else.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, is manned by our friendly advisers, and you can speak to them in confidence and without any obligation to proceed unless you want to. You could also complete our online claim form or try our 30-second test, which will let you know if you qualify to claim compensation, and if you do will give you an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
Date Published: 19th July 2014