The trouble bacteria and viruses can cause
The main cause for food poisoning is the contamination of food by bacteria and viruses. If the proper care is not taken then it makes the conditions right for the bacteria to spread and multiply which they do very quickly. The next thing you know, people are getting ill from food poisoning, something else that happens very quickly.
It does not matter where you are, whether you are in a supermarket, a top restaurant or just eating a take away and sometimes even in your own home, this illness can happen anywhere at any time, and will make you feel really ill.
It can happen at a wedding or other celebrations and loads of people can suddenly be sick. No matter where it happens or who is at fault, as long as the fault is not yours, you may be able to make a food poisoning claim, and the solicitors in Heanor at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with this.
How to avoid having to use the solicitors in Heanor for a food poisoning claim
For food to become contaminated, you have to have the right conditions. There are lots of ways this can happen, for instance:
- Storing food at an incorrect temperature
- Leaving cooked food at warm temperatures for too long
- Using food that has passed its use by date
- Using frozen food that has thawed and been refrozen
- Not cleaning salads and others foods that are served fresh
- Food not being properly cooked
- Cooking areas and utensils not being kept clean
Most of these things are common sense, and you would do them in your own home and should expect food outlets to behave the same.
You should contact the solicitors in Heanor to make a food poisoning claim
In general food poisoning should make you feel ill for a few days, with symptoms such as sickness and stomach cramps etc., but eventually it should clear itself. Although this does not always happen, sometimes the illness can be quite serious as it can cause damage to your nervous system and even sometimes cause death.
If you are unlucky enough to contract food poisoning, you, or someone else on your behalf, should report it to the Foods Standards Agency who are responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations that apply to food outlets of all sorts. They will arrange an unannounced visit to the offending premises and ensure they are compliant.
Then you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline, as for them dealing with food poisoning compensation claims is not unusual, we have over the years helped many customers obtain the compensation to which they were entitled, and we will do the same for you.
On our website there is a 30-second test for guidance, or you can ring our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly advisers.
We operate a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, so you will not have to find any money to start you personal injury claim.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown