Food poisoning claims are becoming more common as victims realise they do not have to suffer being made to feel so ill without some form of recompense. It usually becomes obvious within a few hours of eating the bad food, but certainly no more than a day or two later.
Mild cases will clear fairly quickly providing the sufferer rests and drinks plenty of water to stop themselves dehydrating. Severe cases can take a lot of recovery time though, often victims ending up in hospital. If it is not treated swiftly, a serious case can cause damage to the central nervous system and even end in death.
If you have eaten out somewhere, had a takeaway or perhaps it was a meal in the works canteen – it does not matter where it was if it has given you food poisoning you should be claiming compensation, with the help of no win no fee* in Barton-upon-Humber lawyers.
The bacteria are the problem
Just one small slip in hygiene can let bacteria into the food and cause the contamination that results in food poisoning. To try and reduce the risk of this happening, eateries of any type should:
- Keep the preparation and cooking area clean
- Make sure utensils are kept clean
- Ensure staff wash their hands regularly, particularly between preparing different foods
- Make sure the food is properly cooked
- Store food at the right temperatures
- Not use food that is past its use by date
- Discard frozen food that has thawed but not been used
- Wash fresh foods thoroughly
- Make sure no on that is ill has any contact with the food
- Avoid cross contamination of foods
- Not keep food at warm temperatures for prolonged periods once it has been cooked
No win no fee* in Barton-upon-Humber
If you have been unlucky enough to become ill with food poisoning because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee* in Barton-upon-Humber personal injury claim and personal injury lawyers can help you with your quest for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline were established over 15 years ago to give access to justice to blameless victims of accidents under the no-win, no-fee* agreement. In 1998, the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims; only people with plenty of money would be able to use an injury lawyer. The agreement means we do not have to ask you for any money to start your claim, or if your claim is lost.
Get the help you need today by calling our team
You can get free legal advice on our helpline, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, from friendly and professional advisors who will put you under no pressure at all. We are extremely experienced in these matters so why not leave your claim in our capable hands whilst you recover in peace.
Date Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: David Brown