If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor because you have contracted the bacteria called E.coli O157 from an animal on a day out then you may want to know more about how this could have happened. If you find your personal injury solicitor in Farringdon by calling Accident Advice Helpline then you can be certain that you are receiving a first class legal package and the best support to help you win your claim. Yet people who have suffered from this debilitating disease through no fault of their own still have many questions about what has happened to them and how their case will be handled. Here are some of the most common questions relating to using a personal injury solicitor in Farringdon for an E.coli O157 claim.
Using a personal injury solicitor in Farringdon for an E.colio157 claim – FAQs
- How can you catch E.coli O157?
There are many, many different ways in which you can contract E.coli O157. It is found naturally in the gut of animals such as cows and from here is can contaminate sheds, soil, gates, yards, stables and just about anything else that animals come into contact with. If you touch any of these things, or touch the cow itself then you can get the bacteria on your hands. If you then put your hands in your mouth (e.g. biting your nails or licking your fingers) or if you eat anything then the bacteria will enter your mouth. When you swallow the bacteria enter your stomach and then your intestines where it causes you to become ill – you get a very nasty diarrhoea and severe abdominal cramps.
- How can my personal injury solicitor in Farringdon show that someone caused my illness?
This can be quite difficult. It is easier to do this if several people have all become ill at the same time after the same exposure. Then a special investigation, called an epidemiological investigation, will be launched to determine what went wrong and who was to blame. If you suspect that you have E.coli O157 it is very important that you visit your doctor and that you contact your local Environmental Health department – you may already be part of a much bigger outbreak.
- How much money will I get?
Your personal injury solicitor in Farringdon will not be able to tell you exactly how much money you will get at the start of your claim. E.coli O157 is a fairly unusual illness and only a small number of personal injury claims have been pursued so it is not easy to make comparisons. However, you can be sure that your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury solicitor is going to work exceptionally hard to get you the highest level of compensation that they possibly can.
To get in touch and start your claim now, or simply to obtain further information, give us a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 8th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry