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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

    Water well injury advice


    If you require water well injury advice then contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have experience of dealing with personal injury claims in a large range of circumstances, so for expert water well injury advice talk to us.

    Most people are connected to the water mains and so have a constant source of drinking water, however, in some parts of England and Wales there is no supply from a water company and individuals living in these areas have their own private water supplies, usually from modern boreholes or old-fashioned wells.

    Water well injuries

    Water wells are not that common in the UK with only one per cent of the population getting their drinking water from private water supplies. Open-topped deep wells can pose a risk to individuals, especially children. A fall down a well will result in injuries such as broken bones, severe bruising or even death. Wells should be covered or capped if they are no longer in use. Capping a well prevents animals and people from falling into the well. A well may be decommissioned by being filled in entirely with concrete.

    Can I make a claim?

    If you have suffered an injury that involved a water well and you want water well injury advice, Accident Advice Helpline has expert solicitors who can help you with your claim. Making a claim for a water well injury is no different form making a claim for more common events such as road accidents. In both cases you will need to be able to prove that your injury was the result of an accident and that the accident was the fault of a third party.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we can help you every step of the way, from finding out who you should sue to preparing any court case. So if you want more water well injury advice contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our friendly advisors will be happy to discuss your case and they will then pass you on to one of our specialist solicitors if you want to make a claim. If you need to call outside normal office hours then use our 24-hour helpline that is free to call.

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    Compensation and payments

    If you have been injured in an incident that involved a water well you will need water well injury advice to make a claim. The more evidence you can provide us with such as photographs or witness statements the better your case will be. We can advise you on what you need to provide.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that recovering from an accident takes time and that as well as compensation for injuries there are other considerations, such as loss of income and additional expenditure, such as travel to hospital and prescription charges. We are here to help you and to make your claim easier. We can advise you on the amount of compensation you might receive, what you can claim for and if you can receive any interim payments. Be aware that to initiate a claim you will not have to make any upfront payment to us as we operate on a no win, no fee basis.

    Date Published: October 28, 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.