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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 in Mayfield

    We all like to have takeaways and eat out at restaurants, but if you become ill from these things then it is most likely that you have got food poisoning.

    Food poisoning is caused from bacteria and the best known ones are salmonella and E.Coli, but parasites, viruses or chemicals such as pesticides can also cause it. If you have treated yourself to a meal out and then ended up ill, you may have food poisoning and need to make a personal injury claim.

    The reasons for food poisoning happening

    The reasons for food poisoning happening are because proper care, in one way or another, has not been taken of the food and bacteria have been allowed to infiltrate. This could be because:

    • Someone who is ill or has dirty hands touched the food
    • Cross contamination of food
    • Eating food past its use by date
    • Not cooking the food properly
    • Not storing the food at correct temperatures
    • Leaving cooked food for too long at warm temperatures
    • The cooking area has not been kept clean
    • Work surfaces and utensils are dirty

    Vulnerable foods

    There are some foods more vulnerable to being contaminated by bacteria than others, for example:

    • Unpasteurised milk
    • Burgers and sausages
    • Kebabs
    • Raw meat
    • Poultry and pork
    • Cooked sliced meats
    • Pre packed sandwiches
    • Pate
    • Soft cheese
    • Raw eggs
    • Raw shellfish

    You may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, if you have eaten any of these foods and have then become ill due to contaminated food.

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    What are the effects of food poisoning?

    You will probably feel quite ill. The effects usually start a few hours after eating the bad food, but can take up to three days to appear. They are unpleasant and can include:

    • Vomiting
    • Stomach cramps
    • Diarrhoea
    • Loss of appetite
    • Muscle spasms
    • High temperature
    • Chills
    • Nausea

    Some people are more susceptible to food poisoning than others, such as HIV and cancer sufferers whose immune system is low. Pregnant women, babies and the elderly are also a high risk. There have been several high profile cases where more than one person has died and the source has had to be traced.

    Unfortunately,sometimes, the food poisoning makes someone really ill and they end up in hospital. At its worst, food poisoning can damage the central nervous system and even cause death.

    It doesn’t matter if your case is serious or mild, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, using the personal injury lawyer in Mayfield or one based elsewhere.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Mayfield?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Mayfield working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Mayfield or anyway make us your first point of call.

    If you want to make a personal injury compensation claim because of any illness or injury, from any accident or negligence, then Accident Advice Helpline are the right law firm for you. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our advisors for all the help you need.

    Date Published: 6th March 2014

    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.

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