How much is a contaminated water claim worth?
Depending on how seriously you have been affected, your claim could be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your claim might be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim contaminated water compensation?
We offer No Win No Fee injury compensation claims to around 98% of our customers, because we believe in justice for all. So you won't have to pay us so much as a penny up front, as we will only get a fee when we win you rightful compensation. This means you can never be left out of pocket by making a claim for illness caused by contaminated water.
Will I have to go to court for a contaminated water compensation claim?
In the vast majority of contaminated water cases, your Claims Direct lawyer will deal directly with the 'at fault' party's solicitors or insurers, without your case ever getting near a courtroom. Even so, as the fault in contaminated water cases can be hard to prove sometimes, a very few cases do make it to court.
Will I need a medical for my contaminated water compensation claim?
In most cases, contaminated water carries a tiny parasite called Cryptosporidium, which causes a number of symptoms, including:
- Stomach Cramps
In most cases, these signs will appear 2-10 days after you were infected. If you are seriously unwell, you may need to see a doctor at the time. You should then contact us as soon as possible, so we can help you to work out where you were infected.
Unfortunately, a Cryptosporidium infection can sometimes lead to long-term health problems. If this is the case, we may well ask you to see a doctor to help provide the evidence we will need to make your compensation claim.
What sort of things can I claim compensation for?
If you have suffered illness from contaminated water, you may be entitled to claim for all of these things, depending on the seriousness of your illness, and long-term outlook:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Medical expenses
Many people treat the occasional illness like this as an unfortunate fact of life, and simply put it down to experience. But contaminated water illnesses can be very serious, so you should speak to us at once if you think that it is someone else's fault that you were infected.
How do I prove who is to blame for my contaminated water illness?
Contaminated water claims can be hard to prove. That's why you should talk to us as soon as possible after becoming ill. The incubation period for Cryptosporidium is from 2-10 days, so our experienced contaminated water claim lawyers can help you to work out where and when you might have been infected. The most common causes of contaminated water illness are from:
- Food premises: where hygiene rules haven't been followed
- Pubs and bars: where ice in your drink has been contaminated
- Swimming pools: where staff have failed to monitor water quality
Proving your case – and getting the compensation you deserve – is always easier when you have an expert lawyer on your side. So if you have become ill from contaminated water, talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.