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Water Contamination Claims

It’s a sad fact that water contamination is still a threat in the UK. Companies can often cause, through either laziness or accident, water supplies to be contaminated with a range of different diseases. Local authorities too can sometimes neglect to repair public mains and pipes the way they should, which can also lead to contaminated drinking waters.

Waterborne diseases aren’t something we think about on a true basis because we are so used to having access to clean drinking and washing water. However, if you’ve caught any of the potential illnesses that unclean water can lead to, you may be able to make a claim against the company or local council responsible.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can work with you to help you and your family achieve the compensation and the justice that you deserve to help you get on with your life after suffering from water contamination. If these diseases leave you unable to work for any period of time, then the money you receive could go a long way toward helping you get over the incident and keep your household going until you can work again.

Water Contamination Personal Injury Claims

Waterborne diseases are usually caused by micro-organisms in the water itself. These are commonly bacteria or viruses which, if ingested or interacted with without the proper protections, can lead to a variety of unpleasant conditions. There are many different ways in which both drinking water and washing water can become contaminated.

These can include:

  • Untreated Sewage Entering the Water.
  • Animal Excrement.
  • Poor Filtration of the Water Itself.
  • Chemical Poisoning from a Nearby Company, Factory or Illegal Dumping Site.
  • Contamination from Leaking Pipes.

As there are so many different kinds of waterborne viruses and diseases, the symptoms of your condition will depend on the nature of the contamination. There are dozens of potential symptoms, and none of them are pleasant. Just some of the issues you could be forced to deal with can include;

  • Severe Discomfort.
  • Abdominal Pains.
  • Exhaustion or Fatigue.
  • Bloating or Weight Loss.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Fevers and Flu-Like Symptoms.
  • Muscle Aches and Pains.
  • Nausea and Vomiting.

In the most extreme cases, severe water contamination can actually lead to severe dehydration, respiratory failure and, finally, death.

How Can You Avoid Illness as a Result of Water Contamination?

Boiling water is the safest method of water purification. However, even this will not work against some issues, such as chemical poisoning. It will kill off any germs or parasites which happen to be in the water, which can do some good, but there are some kinds of contamination which are impossible to avoid without extensive filtering.
Also, it is a good idea to avoid drinking water which is cloudy or, if you are going to drink it, make sure it is filtered before being boiled. Cloudy water looks that way because it is filled with microscopic debris. This isn’t always harmful, but there is a greater risk of unpleasant elements being present in the liquid.

Unfortunately, it isn’t just drinking water which can lead to exposure. If your water is contaminated, then you could easily be exposed to harmful materials simply by bathing in it, washing any utensils or using it to prepare food. Even a small level of exposure can lead to illness, depending on the type of contamination. Therefore, it is essential that you know how safe the water around you is whenever possible.

For Water Contamination Personal Injury Claims, Choose Tylers

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team have extensive experience when it comes to dealing with water contamination claims. We can help you to get the compensation and the justice you deserve to be able to move on with your life. If you’re injured or subjected to illness through another person’s, company’s or authority’s actions, then you need compensation.

Our team of no win, no fee lawyers will work around the clock to deliver the compensation you need. If you don’t get any compensation from the personal injury claim, then our team don’t get paid. What that means to you is that you aren’t required to invest any money into the case at all, allowing you to take on even large companies and authorities with no risk to yourself.

To see if you have a viable personal injury claim regarding water contamination, get in touch with our professional team today. We can work with you to work out if you have a viable claim. After that, you only need to focus on your own recovery and we’ll handle the rest.

For more information on our water contamination personal injury claims, don’t hesitate! Get in touch with our professional team today by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. Our team are here to work with you and for you, to make sure you receive the compensation that you are entitled to and to help you move on with your life.

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