Using our personal injury lawyer in Kilwinning for a food poisoning claim
The cause for getting food poisoning is because bacteria and viruses contaminating the foods and without the proper care and attention the food will be perfect conditions for the bacteria to spread. Then before you know it people are becoming ill. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the supermarket or at a restaurant and even in your own home, it could happen. You will soon realise when you have got the illness, and if you are a blameless victim, you may be able to make a claim, using our personal injury lawyer in Kilwinning.
How the contamination can happen
The reason for the bacteria being contaminated the food are many,and can include things such as:
- Leaving cooked food at warm temperatures for too long before eating
- Using food that has passed its use by date
- Letting someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food
- Food not being properly cooked
- Cooking areas and utensils not being kept clean
- Storing food at an incorrect temperatures
- Cross contamination of foods
Some foods are more susceptible than others, such as:
- Raw meat and poultry
- Cooked sliced meats
- Burgers and sausages
- Soft cheeses
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Raw eggs
- Raw shellfish
- Unpasteurised milk
If you get food poisoning and it wasn’t your fault then you should consider using our personal injury lawyer in Kilwinning to make a food poisoning claim.
The symptoms of food poisoning, like being sick and diarrhoea etc. should only last a few days and it should clear up on its own, but sometimes the illness could be more serious and could make you seriously ill. It has been known to damage your nervous system and even death.
If you are unlucky enough to contract food poisoning, you, or someone else on your behalf, should report it to the Foods Standards Agency who are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations that apply to food outlets of all sorts.
They will arrange an unannounced visit to the offending premises and ensure they are compliant. Even if your case of food poisoning is mild, it should still be reported, firstly to prevent it happening to someone else, and secondly if more than one person reports about the same food outlet, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
A personal injury lawyer in Kilwinning will help you with your compensation claim
At Accident Advice Helpline dealing with food poisoning compensation claim is not unusual, we have over the years helped many thousands of customers obtain the compensation to which they were entitled, and we will do the same for you.
Our in house solicitors are experienced in these matters, and will ensure you claim is maximised to get the correct amount of compensation for you.
On our website there is a 30-second test for guidance, or you can ring our freephone number on 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
We operate a no win no fee* agreement, so you will not need any more to start your claim, or if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 18th February 2014