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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer Mansfield

    You may need the help of a personal injury lawyer in Mansfield if you have suffered a bout of food poisoning

    If you have been out enjoying a meal, or perhaps had a takeaway at home, and then you become ill, it could be because the food was infected and has caused you to get food poisoning. If this has happened to you, sometime in the last three years, and you have medical proof, you may be entitled to claim compensation and should contact a personal injury lawyer in Mansfield to find out if you qualify.

    Food poisoning occurs once food becomes contaminated with bacteria or viruses, these microbes multiply extremely quickly. If eaten, these foods can make you feel very ill, as that is one of the effects of food poisoning. You may be vomiting, have diarrhoea and stomach cramps to contend with.

    If this happens to you, it might be necessary to make a food poisoning injury claim and for this you should use the personal injury lawyer in Mansfield to help you.

    The different eateries that could make you ill and  need a personal injury lawyer in Mansfield

    There are all sorts of places you could eat out at or buy food from, where you have not prepared the food yourself and that the food may make you ill.  The sorts of eateries this could happen at are:

    • Works canteens
    • Hospitals
    • Cafés
    • Pubs
    • Schools
    • Hotels
    • Restaurants
    • Takeaways

    Also, you could buy ready prepared food from a supermarket or local shop, with the same ill effects, and once again you may need to use a personal injury lawyer from Accident Advice Helpline.

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    Avoiding food poisoning

    There are ways of reducing the risk of food poisoning, which all food outlets should follow. Most of them are common sense and basic hygiene:

    • Don’t use food that has gone past its use by date, the date is there for a reason
    • Make sure if someone is ill or has dirty hands, they do not touch the food
    • Avoid cross contamination of foods by cleaning utensils and work surfaces between preparing different foods
    • Ensure that fresh foods such as salads are thoroughly washed
    • Make sure the cooking area is clean and tidy at all times
    • Cook food thoroughly
    • Don’t keep cooked food at warm temperature for prolonged periods
    • Stores foods at correct temperatures

    Foods most likely to be affected

    All foods can become contaminated, but some are more likely to be infested by the bacteria than others. Some of these are:

    • Soft cheeses
    • Pate
    • Poultry, pork and raw meats
    • Raw eggs
    • Pre packed sandwiches
    • Cooked sliced meats
    • Sausages and burgers
    • Kebabs
    • Unpasteurised milk

    If you have a case of food poisoning, you should report it to the Foods Standards Agency.  They will trace and put a stop to the correct source of the contamination.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help make you feel better

    Contact Accident Advice helpline to make your injury claim.  We have dealt with many food poisoning compensation claims and have the experience and knowledge to deal with them.

    Call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak to a friendly and helpful advisor. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and guide you through the necessary processes to claim your compensation.

    Date Published: 1st March 2014

    Author: matthew

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