Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation for Legionnaires’ disease
Legionnaires’ disease may not be one you’ve heard of, but it is a serious condition that affects the lungs of infected people due to the bacteria that causes it, legionella pnuemophila. Though outbreaks of this disease can be uncommon due to safety regulations, it can often be fatal, especially to those already at risk of lung infections or with weakened immune systems. Usually, it is not your fault if you contract this disease. It is your right to make an Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation claim, so our in-house solicitors will work to get you the compensation you need at this difficult time.
Causes of Legionnaires’ Disease
The bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease is most commonly found in water, and usually infects people who either inhale droplets through air conditioning systems, or through drinking contaminated water. However, thankfully, this is not contagious, and sufferers cannot pass this on to others they may come into contact with. Usually, the bacteria that causes this disease resides in lakes, rivers and other bodies of water.
The places where this bacteria could occur and where it may infect people are from air conditioning systems, cooling towers, cold and hot water systems, and the places that use them. These could be hospitals, offices, or hotels, which require complicated systems and put both workers and the public at risk.
There are systems in place to stop this from occurring, such as regular maintenance of these systems and keeping water at temperatures that do not allow the bacteria to multiply, but accidents still happen. If it has happened to you, you can make an Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation claim, and we’ll see what we can do for you.
Symptoms and treatment of Legionnaires’ Disease
Legionnaires’ disease shares similar symptoms with the flu and pneumonia, and can sometimes be misdiagnosed as such, and can only be revealed by blood and urine tests. If you feel that you may have contracted such a disease, then you must inform your GP and, if it is the case, the authorities will be notified to investigate, and find out who is at fault for your diagnosis. Usually, you are not, so you have every right to make an Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation claim.
How an Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation claim can help
At such a stressful time, the last thing you need are money troubles making everything feel a lot worse. By making an Ashfield no-win, no-fee compensation claim, our team of in-house solicitors will work for you to see if they can win the compensation you need and deserve. Just contact our Accident Advice Helpline directly, and take our 30-second online test, to find out if your claim is likely to be successful.
Call us today for further information and advice on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown