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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Harvington

    If you are ill after eating out at a restaurant or if you have a take away, then it will not matter if you live in Harvington or in London. It will mean you will have probably got food poisoning from somewhere.  If this is the case then you will probably want to talk to the solicitors in Harvington to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    The solicitors in Harvington explain the effects of food poisoning

    If you have mild food poisoning, then the effects are that it will make you feel ill by sickness and diarrhoea, and probably stomach cramps. However it you have a case of severe food poisoning then this can be very dangerous and you may need to go to your local hospital. At its worst, it can cause damage to the central nervous system and has been known to cause deaths.

    The solicitors in Harvington explain the causes of food poisoning

    The cause of food poisoning is simply, food that has been contaminated. This usually happen with viruses and bacteria and even sometimes chemicals within the food process. Warm food particularly is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and they will soon thrive and multiply, spreading the contamination to others foods if care is not taken.

    The solicitors in Harvington explain how food poisoning can be avoided

    Food poisoning can be avoided by the proper care being taken when preparing food, or storing it, for example:

    • Regular washing of hands
    • Cooking the food thoroughly
    • Storing it at the correct temperatures
    • Not using food that is past its use by date
    • Not being kept warm for long periods after cooking
    • Avoiding cross contamination with other foods
    • Keeping the preparation and cooking areas clean
    • Making sure all utensils and equipment is clean

    The majority of cases are because of the lack of basic hygiene and common sense, but it is surprising how many food outlets do not take the care they should.

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    The solicitors in Harvington explain the Foods Standards Agency

    Rules and regulations apply to all food places and if you have any reason to suspect one of these is not complying with the law, you should contact the Foods Standards Agency whose responsibility it is to ensure the regulations are complied with. You should also report your case of food poisoning to them, as they will trace the source to hopefully prevent further infection.

    Making a food poisoning claim

    Accident Advice Helpline were established in 2000 to help victims such as yourself, in fact we have aided many thousands of blameless victims with their personal injury compensation claims, to get them the amount of compensation they were entitled to.

    We have friendly advisers on our helpline freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, who will talk to you, in confidence, to discuss your case and if you wish to proceed will start the process of making your compensation claim.

    We operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, meaning you will not have to find any money to start your claim; and you will not have to find any money if your claim is lost.

    Date Published: 2nd April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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