Our Rhymney car accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for all types of injuries and accidents that was not your own fault, and one that they often come across is claims for food poisoning.
Food poisoning is caused when not enough care is taken with the storage, preparation and cooking of food. This allows bacteria to infest it, and as these multiply very quickly, the food will soon make you ill.
Some of the symptoms you may have for this illness is sickness, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, and these can all make you feel very poorly and lay you low for a few days. If you suffer food poisoning because of food someone else has given you, whether it is in a restaurant, cafe, take away, supermarket or anywhere else, you may be entitled to compensation and should make a personal injury claim by using the Rhymney car accident solicitors from Accident Advice Helpline.
Some precautions that food outlets can take to avoid you having to contact our Rhymney car accidents solicitors
There are a few basic precautions that food outlets can take to reduce the risk of food poisoning, such as:
- Cook food thoroughly
- Don’t keep cooked food at warm temperature for prolonged periods
- Stores foods at correct temperatures
- Wash foods that are saved fresh such as salads and fruits
- Don’t use food that has gone past its use by date
- 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
- Discarding frozen food that has thawed and not been used
- Make sure the cooking area is clean and tidy at all times
Who is to blame for your food poisoning
Do not automatically assume that it is where you have eaten that is at fault. Food can pass through several places before it ends up at the food outlet, and the contamination can happen at any of them.
One of the jobs of the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) is to track the source of infection, and put a stop to it happening. For this reason, you should always report a case of food poisoning to the FSA so that can stop others suffering the same fate as you.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to make your injury claim
Contact Accident Advice helpline to make your personal injury claim, as we have dealt with many food poisoning compensation claims and have the experience and knowledge to deal with it.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to a friendly and helpful adviser. They will give you free legal advice regarding your claim and guide you through the necessary processes to claim your compensation, not just for food poisoning, but for any accident that was not your fault.