The most common cause of water contamination is cryptosporidium, a bacteria which is usually found in faeces.
According to the drinking water inspectorate, indirect transmission occurs through contact with contaminated surfaces or the ingestion of contaminated food, drinking and swimming pool water.*
Our water contamination claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been ill due to water contamination, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee water contamination claim solicitors
Most of our water contamination cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Water contamination explained
You don’t necessarily have to drink contaminated water to get ill. Depending on the bacteria, skin contact with contaminated water can be enough to cause an illness.
If you suspect your illness has been caused by a restaurant or certain public place, water contamination can be hard to prove, see food poisoning claim. However, if you have the receipt for drinks or a meal that made you ill, we can take the incubation period into account and may be able to prove a link.
Whether you bathed in a lake or a swimming pool, took a shower in a public place, or even at home, or drank water which tasted weird, if you think you are ill because of water contamination, contact us to establish your full legal position.
Most common types and causes of water contamination
Most commonly, we help customers with the following two water contamination cases:
- Cryptosporidium: found in swimming pools or in a restaurant with insufficient hygiene standards. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and high temperature.
- Legionella: develop in water between 20 and 45 °C. Usually found in faulty boilers which don’t heat the water above 60 °C. Symptoms include high temperature, coughing, muscle pains and headaches. The disease has to be treated with antibiotics.
What can I claim for?
If you are suffering from an illness caused by water contamination, you can claim for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Rehabilitation and treatment
How much can I claim for a water contamination claim?
It completely depends on your injury or illness and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our claims calculator.