Blewbury is situated close to the Berkshire Downs, although currently it is in Oxfordshire. The village has a vibrant cultural life, commissioning a new opera approximately every five years which is performed by amateurs in the church. There is also an open-air theatre in the grounds of Orchard Dene house, and some productions are also put on in the village hall. There are a number of springs in the village some of which feed the Watercress Beds, where once watercress was cultivated. This was once sold as far afield as London.
Problems with watercress: why you might need solicitors in Blewbury
Watercress is thought to have some anti-cancer benefits, which is excellent news, and of course, it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. If eaten raw it can help diabetics reduce the amount of blood sugar in their bodies, and as it has diuretic properties it is good to combat water retention. The leaves have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and can be made into a paste to apply to wounds. The Greeks and Romans believed that watercress cleared the mind, thus aiding the decision-making process.
So what’s wrong with watercress? Well, in September 2013, one of Britain’s large supermarket chains recalled its watercress after there was a minor outbreak of E. coli, in the UK. All salads containing watercress were recalled and an epidemic was prevented. If you had eaten the watercress and subsequently become ill, you may have been searching for a firm of solicitors in Blewbury or elsewhere in order to make a claim for your illness. You do this you would have to prove (with the help of your solicitors in Blewbury, for example) that the supermarket chain was responsible for your illness perhaps because of negligence (the watercress may not have been properly prepared by staff).
If you had developed food poisoning after eating at a restaurant you should have received medical attention and the Food Standards Agency should be alerted. You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your illness if you can (with the assistance of your solicitors in Blewbury or elsewhere), prove that the negligence of the catering staff caused your illness. They might not have cooked your food at the correct temperature, or vegetables could have come into contact with raw meat during the preparation stages, for example.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of potential personal injury compensation claim you think you have to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice on one of our freephone numbers. You can call us at any time as our lines are open 24/7. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Why not call now as the clock is ticking; you may not have as long as you think to file your claim.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown