We all love to have takeaways and eat out at a restaurant, but if the proprietors have not taken proper care of the food then you could contract food poisoning, in which case you might be entitled to make a food poisoning claim using a personal injury lawyer in Praa Sands.
Food poisoning can make you feel really ill. It will give you nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and leave you listless. You will feel so poorly that you will want to make a food poisoning claim against the guilty party.
What is food poisoning?
Food poisoning arises when food is contaminated with bacteria and that food 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.
After all of that, you may want to make a food poisoning claim using a personal injury lawyer in Praa Sands here at Accident Advice Helpline.
What are bacteria?
Bacteria are all around us. They can contaminate food when it is not treated properly. The sorts of things that go wrong are:
- People handling food and not washing their hands first;
- The preparation area being dirty;
- After being cooked, food being kept at warm temperatures for a prolonged time;
- The food not being cooked properly;
- Food not being stored at the right temperatures;
- Food being used after the use-by date;
- Foods being cross contaminated with other foods; and
- Food being handled by someone who is ill.
Food that is known to be contaminated should be destroyed, but it is not always easy to tell. If a supplier gives the food outlet contaminated meat, for instance, they may not realise, then prepare and serve it to their customers who then become ill. The eatery gets the blame when really it’s not their fault, but the supplier who should be blamed.
What is the Foods Standards Agency?
This is where the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) come in, who will trace the food back to the source of contamination. 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 could close the guilty party’s business and possibly even prosecute them.
A personal injury lawyer in Praa Sands at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants to get the compensation they deserved for their injuries for over 15 years. Among them there were many cases of food poisoning.
A personal injury lawyer in Praa Sands at Accident Advice Helpline will be an expert in the field. Our lawyers have a wealth of knowledge and will handle your claim on a 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.
Our advisers, who you can contact on 0800 689 0500 (landlines) or 0333 500 0993 (mobiles) are friendly and professional. They will discuss viewpoints of your claim, and with no pressure let you decide if you want to make the claim.
Call us today for more information about making a claim.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown