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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What is the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)?

    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005 and exists to strengthen defences against infectious diseases in the European Union. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control works together with national health protection organisations across Europe to identify, assess and communicate emerging and current risks from infectious diseases.

    Working with European experts, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control aims to:

    • Provide scientific opinions
    • Collecting, collating and evaluating scientific data
    • Provide the Commission, Member States and other international organisations with information
    • Share expertise and best practices

    If you have been struck down by an infectious disease and you believe somebody else was to blame, you may be able to claim compensation. A three year time limit usually applies, so it makes sense to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to find out if you are eligible.

    Claiming compensation for infectious diseases

    Sometimes, you may contract an infectious disease through no fault of your own, or anyone else’s. But at other times, medical negligence or staff negligence may be to blame. Outbreaks of vomiting bugs on a cruise ship or sickness bugs which strike down patients in hospital may be caused by poor hygiene practices, and if you’ve been affected, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering. It’s always best to get advice before you decide to claim, so contact a personal injury lawyer to find out more – remember the three year time limit that’s in place.

    Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue

    If you’ve been struck down by an infectious disease, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you. We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality, Esther Rantzen and we are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, so you know you can trust us to handle your claim efficiently and professionally. All our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to everyone, and we offer confidential advice, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. No matter how you have been affected by an infectious disease, you could be eligible to claim, and we’ll usually be able to tell you straight away if you have a viable claim. Take the 30-second test on our website right now, or call our 24/7 freephone helpline to find out more about making a claim.

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    Date Published: September 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.