If you have just come back from your holiday, and are suffering from an illness caused by salmonella or if you have contracted Legionnaire’s Disease, you might be in need of an accident injury claim Hildenborough lawyer. You could have already looked through the phone directory for a lawyer for an accident injury claim in Hildenborough or been online looking for injury claim in Hildenborough in a search engine.
Claims for illnesses contracted on holiday
If you have been on a foreign package holiday you might have food poisoning or Legionnaire’s Disease and had your holiday ruined. You can claim for such illnesses if you can demonstrate that you contracted you illness at the hotel where you were staying. Other guests might also have had the same illness and water and food can be tested for any contamination.
What is Legionnaire’s Disease?
Legionnaire’s Disease can be caused by breathing in water droplets in the air which are infected by the bacteria Legionella pneumophila or by drinking water infected with it. You cannot pass the disease on to another person, which is the good news.
You can get Legionnaire’s Disease from a contaminated air conditioning system, or from whirlpool spas, and other water systems.
The bacteria can be prevented from growing by keeping water storage tanks clean and free from rust and other organic matter. The cold water should be stored at a temperature below 20º Celsius and the hot water should be stored at temperatures above 60 º Celsius. So the disease can easily be prevented by hotel owners.
Solicitor for an accident injury claim in Hildenborough
An accident injury claim in Hildenborough solicitor can take up a claim for your illness if it can be shown that it was caused by someone else’s negligence, and this is also the case for work-related illnesses. If you have been diagnosed with an illness that is the fault of another person, then you have a case for a personal injury claim against the person responsible. You must start your claim for compensation within three years of being first diagnosed with the illness or within three years of being injured in an accident which was not your fault.
Your lawyer online
While you were searching online for a lawyer in Hildenborough, you probably found the name Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims, and have a team of experts all over the country. There will be at least one who works and lives close to you, wherever you are in the UK.
If you go to our website you can get an estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive, by taking the thirty second test. Then you could give us a call on the freephone number 0800 689 0500 at any time, day or night. You will get free, expert advice and can decide if you want to hire us to handle your injury claim in Hildenborough compensation case.
Date Published: 6th September 2013
Author: David Brown