Suffered distress caused by food poisoning? Call serious injury lawyers in St Bees!
Food poisoning is a common and distressing condition that can result in family occasions, special events and longed-for holidays being ruined for everyone involved. Food poisoning is caused by eating food that has been contaminated by bacteria, viruses or even parasites. Food poisoning can range from mild symptoms that do not require medical intervention to hospitalisation, and sometimes even fatal consequences.
Food poisoning can cause many symptoms to develop, such as:
- Stomach cramps;
- High temperature;
- Headache; and
The types of food poisoning
Bacterial food poisoning may be caused by:
- Campylobacter bacteria, which are commonly found in raw and undercooked meat, unpasteurised milk and untreated water. This is one of the most common causes of food poisoning.
- Salmonella bacteria may be found in raw and undercooked poultry and meat, and raw or lightly cooked eggs. Consequences of salmonella poisoning can be life threatening.
- Listeria is found in ready to eat foods such as pate, soft cheeses, cooked sliced meats and ready to eat sandwiches.
Viral food poisoning may be caused by viruses transferring by cross contamination from infected human to human/food during the production, processing, preparation or the serving of food. Norovirus is one of the most common viruses that can contaminate food and cause widespread food poisoning episodes.
Parasitic food contamination can be caused by toxoplasmosis, which is transferred to foods via the faeces of infected cats. If raw foods such as vegetables or salad are in close contact with faeces and then consumed, there is a risk of parasitic contamination. This is particularly important for pregnant women and the elderly, who are more vulnerable to infection.
Claiming for food poisoning
If you have suffered food poisoning as the result of eating contaminated food within the last three years through no fault of your own, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using serious injury lawyers in St Bees.
Accident Advice Helpline are able to assist and inform you of your legal rights in your pursuit of justice for your food poisoning injury. Our team are committed to providing an accountable and dependable service throughout the claims process using serious injury lawyers in St Bees.
With over 15 years’ experience of processing personal injury compensation claims, our serious injury lawyers in St Bees can ensure that your claim is given the consideration and time that it deserves. Call our helpful advisers now on 0800 689 0500, or try our unique 30-second online test and let serious injury lawyers in St Bees process your food poisoning claim. The test will let you know if your claim is valid and will give you a rough idea of how much compensation you might be awarded.
Date Published: 4th November 2013
Author: David Brown