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.
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