Food Poisoning Claims

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. There are many forms of food poisoning, ranging from mild stomach problems to potentially life-threatening illness. It is very important to take steps to prevent this illness, this includes avoiding food that has been:

– Not cooked thoroughly
– Not reheated correctly
– Not prepared hygienically
– Not stored at the correct temperature
– Left open to pests such as insects, birds and vermin

The symptoms

The symptoms of food poisoning often begin a couple of days after eating contaminated food, however they can also begin hours or even weeks later.

Food poisoning symptoms can include:

– Nausea
– Vomiting
– Diarrhoea
– Abdominal pain
– Loss of appetite
– Raised temperature
– Muscle aches

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you should first of all drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and get plenty of rest. Oral re-hydration solutions are available from most supermarkets and pharmacies.

In the unfortunate event that you do become more severely unwell, advises that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If you have fallen ill as a result of suspected food poisoning, get in touch with a member of our team now. We have over 10 years of industry experience and will be more than happy to guide you through the process of claiming any compensation you may be owed.

Medical evidence is seen as proof of illness, but not everyone tends to seek medical attention for food poisoning. In the interest of not taking up valuable GP time, recommends not seeing your GP if you have completely recovered from the illness.

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