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Water Contamination Claims

Water contamination claims are rare but they can happen in many different scenarios.

Water can become polluted when hazardous chemicals are present within any water source.   To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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Amount of Compensation

Compensation will take into account the pain and suffering that the illness has caused as well as the impact that the illness has had upon your ability to function. Compensation will also take any financial losses into account. For example, if you have had to pay for treatment or if you have been unable to work due to your illness, then you may be able to claim these costs back through compensation.

Due to the fact that illnesses can vary wildly in their severity and impact, it is best to speak to us directly to receive a good estimation of how much compensation you are likely to receive in your case.

Causes of Water Contamination Claims

Due to the extensive use of water within everyday life, it is possible for water contamination claims to arise in almost any situation or location. However, if you live or work close to a chemical factory or plant then there is a greater risk of the water you use becoming contaminated. 

Water purifications systems are in operation throughout the UK but it is still possible that contamination could occur. If chemicals are released into water systems via drains, such as being dumped on the ground or through accident spills, then this can cause water pollution and contamination. 

Drinking polluted water can cause a host of issues such as severe stomach problems like gastrointestinal illnesses and sometimes even death.

Parasites known as cryptosporidium live in contaminated water and if ingested, they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, such as nausea, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, dehydration, vomiting and weight loss. As these sorts of parasites can live in the water for up to five days, these sorts of symptoms might begin to appear a while after you actually ingested the water.

Elderly people and children are the most at risk of developing serious illnesses from contaminated water. However, everyone is at risk of becoming ill due to interacting with contaminated water, so it is important to be aware of what you are drinking no matter your age. 

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered scarring due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury. 

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.