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Injury compensation after illness due to contaminated water

When water is contaminated it can make a significant number of people ill and one of the main types of water contamination is a parasite known as Cryptosporidium which is found in animal faeces which then pass into a sewage system and can then be found in drinking water, lakes, rivers or even swimming pools

Our lawyers have years of experience in cryptosporidium claims, and can help obtain the necessary medical evidence that you were infected and how. With these types of compensation claims it is common for victims to join together as part of a Group Personal Injury claim. This has many advantages but you will need lawyers who have then experience and resources to deal with a group action for water contamination compensation.

We are experienced in representing Claimants in group actions, including in the communications to alert other potential claimants to join.

If you think you have suffered a cryptosporidium infection, contact our specialist contaminated water lawyers for a free initial consultation.

What are the symptoms of illness due to contaminated water?

The symptoms are very similar to stomach bugs or from eating contaminated or badly prepared food and typically will start between a few days and a week after infection. Symptoms typically include :

  • Diarrhoea
  • A fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Feeling dehydrated

Who to claim against for contaminated water illness?

Finding out the source of the infection with cryptosporidium is essential. An outbreak will typically include a significant number of people which helps identify where infection is likely to have taken place.

Once the likely source of the infection has been established the next step after that will typically be to investigate health and safety and water hygiene processes where the infection occurred.

Claims for cryptosporidium our lawyers have handled include claims made against

  • Hotels
  • Swimming pools and leisure centres
  • Schools

As with other types of injury claims, if you were infected while on holiday, your tour operator may also be liable.

We can help you make a claim whether you were exposed in the UK or abroad, call our specialist lawyers today for a free initial consultation.

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