Suffered from food poisoning? Ask the experts to handle your no win no fee* Dinas Dinlle personal injury compensation claim
Food poisoning is a common and distressing condition which can affect anyone of any age and any background. Unfortunately, food poisoning cases have escalated in recent years due to the changing pace of our lifestyles and food choices.
Many people no longer choose to prepare meals themselves for their families. In addition, there has been a change in the eating habits of of people who live alone, particularly the elderly, who opt for convenience foods for most of their meals. These types of meals are pre-cooked and packaged, requiring a minimal amount of preparation.
What causes food poisoning?
Food poisoning is caused by foods becoming contaminated by bacteria or viruses during their production, preparation, processing, storage or cooking, which are then consumed. Once these foods are contaminated, the rate of bacterial growth can escalate rapidly, causing widespread food poisoning.
The symptoms of food poisoning
Whatever the cause of the food poisoning, the symptoms are similar, including:
- Stomach cramps;
- Fever; and
Bacterial food poisoning
Bacterial food poisoning can be due to many culprits, including:
- Campylobacter. This is the most common cause of bacterial food poisoning and is found in untreated water, unpasteurised milk, dairy products and meat products.
- Salmonella. This is found in raw eggs, meats, unpasteurised milk and poultry.
- Listeria. This is found in ready-to-eat foods that require no further cooking, such as pate, smoked salmon, soft cheeses, unpasteurised milk, cooked sliced meats and ready-to-eat meals such as pre-packed sandwiches.
Viral food poisoning
Viral food poisoning is another cause of food poisoning. The most common cause of viral food poisoning is Norovirus. This is particularly common in winter months. It can be passed from human to human, or human to food through cross contamination.
Cross contamination may be reduced by thorough hand washing, good hygiene practices and food preparation practices.
Making your no win no fee* Dinas Dinlle personal injury compensation claim
If you or someone close to you have suffered the debilitating symptoms of food poisoning through no fault of your own within the last three years, then you may be eligible to make a no win no fee* Dinas Dinlle personal injury compensation claim.
Call the leading experts Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our friendly and helpful telephone advisers. We are available to answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide no-obligation advice about your circumstances over the phone.
Should you wish to proceed with making your no win no fee* Dinas Dinlle personal injury compensation claim, our team of professional and capable injury solicitors will be pleased to handle all aspects of your food poisoning claim on your behalf.
Don’t delay, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 today.
Date Published: 7th February 2014