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    Negligence lawyers in Redbourne

    Negligence lawyers in Redbourne

    If you eat out or have a takeaway in Redbourne and the proprietors have not taken proper care of the food, you could contract food poisoning, in which case you might be entitled to make a food poisoning claim using negligence lawyers in Redbourne.

    Food poisoning can make you feel really ill, worse than you have ever felt. It will give you nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and leave you listless. You will feel so poorly you will want to make a food poisoning claim against the guilty party.

    Why food poisoning makes you feel so ill

    When food is contaminated with bacteria which then goes into your stomach, the bacteria very quickly multiply and initially are too much for your body to fight. Over the course of a few days you will build immunity and your body will kill off the offenders, then hopefully you will start to feel better. Then, you may want to claim with negligence lawyers in Redbourne.

    How the bacteria get into the food

    Bacteria are all around us and can contaminate food which is not treated properly. The sorts of things that go wrong are:

    • The food is not cooked properly;
    • It is stored at the wrong temperatures;
    • It is used after the use by date;
    • It is cross contaminated with other foods;
    • It is handled by someone who is ill;
    • People handling it do not wash their hands first;
    • The preparation area is dirty; or
    • After being cooked, it is kept at warm temperatures for a prolonged time.

    Food that is known to be contaminated should be destroyed, but it is not always easy to tell. If a supplier gives a food outlet contaminated meat for instance, they may not realise it, prepare it and serve it to their customers who then become ill. The cafe or restaurant gets the blame when really it’s not their fault, but the supplier who should be blamed.

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    The Foods Standards Agency

    This is where the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) come in. They will trace it back to the source of contamination, so you should always report your case of food poisoning to them. Depending on how the contamination is happening, they will at least stop the spreading of the bacteria, and at the worst will close the guilty party’s business and/or prosecute them.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants to get the compensation they deserved for their injuries for over 15 years. Among them have been many cases of food poisoning. Our in-house solicitors are experts in the field, have a wealth of knowledge and will handle your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis. That means exactly what it says — if we do not win your case, you will not owe us a penny in legal fees.

    Our advisors, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500, are friendly and professional. They will discuss your claim, and with no pressure let you decide if you want to make the claim.

    Date Published: 4th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.