Personal injury lawyer in Lytchett Matravers
It does not matter whether you live in Lytchett Matravers or somewhere else within the UK, but as more people populate the country, the more food places will start to open and the more risk of food poisoning there will be.
If you try one of these new food outlets and they supply you with food that is contaminated and makes you ill, you may be able to make an injury claim, using the personal injury lawyer in Lytchett Matravers to help you.
How to avoid using the personal injury lawyer in Lytchett Matravers
The new food outlets need to make sure they take great care with their food, and use some commonsense by using basic hygiene. If they do this then the use of the personal injury lawyer in Lytchett Matravers might be avoided.
To make sure bacteria or viruses do not contaminate their food, they should:
- Make sure the food is thoroughly cooked
- Not keep cooked food at a warm temperature for too long
- Store food at the correct temperature, particularly in the case of chilled foods
- Avoid cross contamination with another food
- Make sure all work areas, cooking areas and utensils are cleaned between preparing different foods
- Not use food if the use by date has been passed
- Not let someone who is ill or has dirty hands handle the food
The more common foods that the bacteria likes
There are some foods that are more easily contaminated than others, such as:
- Poultry, pork and raw meats
- Pre packed sandwiches
- Raw shellfish
- Soft cheeses
- Raw eggs
- Unpasteurised milk
- Cooked sliced meats
If any of these are not kept in the right conditions, or not cooked properly, you may start to get stomach cramps, start vomiting and have diarrhoea – all of which means you probably have food poisoning.
Mild cases of food poisoning will clear themselves within a few days, but more severe cases can have serious affects on a person’s health causing nerve damage and even fatalities.
Reporting the problem
Food poisoning cases should be reported to the Foods Standards Agency for them to investigate and find the source. It might not be the fault of the food outlet that caused your food poisoning; it could be one of their suppliers. The Foods Standards Agency can visit and ensure that all rules and regulations are being adhered to, and if they are not, can make them close until things are put in order.
Accident Advice Helpline will make your injury claim for you
Over the last 15 years we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation they were due and many of the claims were for food poisoning.
You can call our freephone helpline number, 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors for as much help and support as you need when you make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014