Every year, Accident Advice Helpline helps injury victims to process Sutton claims for personal injuries they’ve sustained through no fault of their own. Claims cover a wide variety of circumstances and injuries, but there are always a number being registered for incidences of food poisoning.
Food poisoning in the UK
According to the NHS Choices website, food poisoning is something that affects up to 5.5 million people here in the UK every year. In many instances, the poisoning is self-inflicted, because people are either using food which is past its use-by date or preparing food with implements that are not hygienically clean. Many people often make the mistake of cutting vegetables for cold salads with the same knives they’ve used to cut meat and poultry, thus contaminating the salad ingredients with harmful bacteria.
The source determines compensation credibility
Self-inflicted food poisoning does not warrant compensation. But when the poisoning has arisen by the sale of contaminated food, and the severity of the poisoning is significant, a personal injury claim can be launched. In such a situation, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to start the ball rolling.
There are various sources of contamination that can lead to food poisoning
Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of food poisoning. This bacteria is normally found on raw meat, or meat that has not been properly cooked. It’s also be found in unpasteurised milk, and is also often discovered in liver pate and chicken liver.
Salmonella is another common bacterial cause of food poisoning that is found in raw meat and poultry. Salmonella can also easily contaminate other foods, such as dairy products and eggs.
Listeria is a bacteria that is often found in pre-prepared sandwiches, pate, soft cheeses, smoked salmon, and cooked sliced meats
E. coli is a bacteria that can cause serious injury. The E. coli bacteria is found in the digestive system of most animals, and food poisoning often occurs when people eat undercooked meat, particularly mincemeat, burgers, and meatballs. It can also be found in unpasteurised milk.
Norovirus, as the name suggests, is a viral cause of food poisoning, which is easily spread from one person to another.
People with compromised immune systems are at risk
Most cases of food poisoning are not serious enough to warrant claiming compensation, but anyone with a compromised immune system can be seriously affected, and if the poisoning is the fault of an outside agency, the injured person is quite within his or her rights to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with Sutton claims for food poisoning
Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in dealing with Sutton claims for food poisoning. When claimants launch their claim via us, they will benefit from:
- Our no win no fee service, as recommended by Esther Rantzen;
- Industry-leading customer support service;
- Our free 30-second online compensation calculator; and
- Our free 24/7 helpline — 0800 180 4123 from landlines, or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile.