Whenever we are injured or in pain as the result of an accident or incident that wasn’t our fault, then it is understandable that we may feel resentful and angry. However, other medical conditions such as food poisoning can be caused by the negligence and incompetence of others, and these may leave us distressed, exhausted and in need of urgent medical assistance.
If you have been the victim of an outbreak of food poisoning that was caused through no fault of your own within the last three years, then you may be legally entitled to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
How do I know if I have developed food poisoning?
Food poisoning symptoms are often violent and unexpected. The symptoms can develop 6 to 24 hours following the ingestion of contaminated foods and drinks and may include:
- Stomach cramps;
- Headaches; and
Always report your condition and seek medical attention for your symptoms, as a diagnosis is required in order to commence the appropriate course of treatment. A medical practitioner can advise you on medications and provide advice to ensure a swift recovery.
What exactly is food poisoning?
Food poisoning is defined as eating or drinking foods and liquids that may be contaminated by pathogens such as bacteria, viruses or even parasites. At ambient temperatures these pathogens can multiply at an alarming rate, and once eaten the levels of contamination can be toxic to the human body, causing vomiting and diarrhoea to commence rapidly.
Is food poisoning dangerous?
Food poisoning can become dangerous if it goes untreated. In some cases, dehydration can develop causing confusion, dizziness and nausea. It is vital that the body remains hydrated when fighting any infection, in order to reduce fever and eliminate the likelihood of dehydration setting in.
What is the recommended treatment for food poisoning?
- Rest in bed;
- Take regular sips of clear fluids to replenish the body’s fluids lost through vomiting, diarrhoea and fever;
- Avoid contact with others for 48 hours, to avoid spreading the infection through cross contamination; and
- Take oral rehydration salts to replace those minerals, salts and fluids lost through vomiting and diarrhoea.
Looking for solicitors in Gourock?
The law clearly states that if you are injured as the result of an accident or incident caused through the fault of someone else within the last three years, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Gourock we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Gourock look no further than our expert service.
Accident Advice Helpline are a well established, highly regarded and dedicated law firm who specialise in assisting people to make their legal claims to compensation. Our helpful and friendly telephone advisers can answer your queries quickly over the phone, whenever you decide to call, and our solicitors will ensure that your claim is processed on your behalf swiftly and with accountability. Don’t delay – pick up the phone and start your personal injury compensation claim today, just dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown