Contaminated Water Compensation Claims

Water borne diseases are caused by pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses which can give rise to a variety of conditions.

Water can become contaminated in a variety of ways including:

  • Untreated sewage;
  • Animal excrement;
  • Poor filtration;
  • Contamination from leaking pipes;
  • Chemical poisoning.

The nature of the condition that may develop will vary depending upon the nature of the contamination. Symptoms may include severe abdominal discomfort, fatigue, weight loss, diarrhoea, bloating, fever, flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and in more extreme cases severe dehydration, respiratory failure and even death.

Boiling water is the safest method of purification although this will not address certain issues such as chemical poisoning. It will however kill germs and parasites. Where water is also cloudy it should be filtered before boiling to prevent ingestion of debris. Exposure may not only arise through drinking water but also from bathing, washing utensils and food preparation. Relatively small amounts of exposure can lead to illness. As a consequence it is important that where water is known or suspected to be contaminated it is treated before use.

In the event that you have been diagnosed as suffering from symptoms caused by exposure to contaminated water it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. In order to pursue a successful claim however, it will be necessary to identify the party responsible for causing the contamination.

At Sintons our specialist personal injury lawyers can provide practical advice regarding the possibility of pursuing a claim for compensation following exposure to contaminated water.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.