It’s normal to get sick from time to time; however if you have suffered from a gastric or respiratory illness due to another person’s negligence, then it would be in your best interest to contact one of our illness lawyers to submit a compensation claim. Your health is important, and suffering any of these conditions can be very fatal to you.
Our team can go over the circumstances that led to your illness and determine whether a no win no fee compensation agreement would better suit you. With a no win no fee agreement, you are not required to pay our fees until the claim is finalised.
We have dealt with a number of illness compensation claims surrounding food poisoning, norovirus, Legionnaires ’ disease, cryptosporidium and contaminated water, as well as carbon monoxide poisoning. Contracting these illnesses can be life changing and more often than not lead to further medical complications and long terms effects such as psychological problems, chronic fatigue, rheumatological conditions.
Legionnaire diseases for example, can lead to further complication and can even be fatal for those who have weaker immunity systems such as children and the elderly. Our team of lawyers have years of experience in submitting claims in the UK and abroad, both for individuals and groups submitting claims collectively.
Our first aim would be to investigate and determine who is responsible for your illness, and then calculate the amount of compensation you are entitled to, based on factors such as your medical expenses, your loss of earnings, pain and suffering, as well as your ability to recover from the illness.
If you have lost a loved one due to the illness, we can still represent you and submit a claim.
Here is a bit of information on the various type of illness claims we have dealt with.
Food Poisoning Claims
Food poisoning occurs when food isn’t prepared in line with standard hygiene regulations. The symptoms and effects can be extremely debilitating and may even lead to long term side conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) amongst other illnesses.
Food suppliers and retailers are required to meet hygiene standards that protect their customers from becoming ill. If you have become ill as a result of dining out at restaurants, pubs or food outlets, then contact our legal experts for help in submitting a compensation claim.
Our team has extensive experience in lodging and finalising successful claims involving a number of infections such as salmonella, E.coli, shigella, rotavirus and giardia. We can assist in both simple and complex cases that involve large scale claims for clients both in the UK and overseas.
The compensation we aim to reach for you is not meant to reflect the temporary or ongoing suffering you experience from the illness, but also the financial support you and your loved ones have had to cover as a result of being sick.
Norovirus is commonly referred to as the ‘winter vomiting bug’ and is one of the most common gastric illnesses in the UK. The symptoms are very severe and can last for days, and can lead to other long term illnesses.
Norovirus is spread very quickly in public places such as restaurants, schools, hotels even cruise ships. It is also spread by eating contaminated food; however, the virus can be spread by touching a contaminated surface, or being in close proximity to a person with the illness.
Most of the time, norovirus is spread because of the unhygienic practices within a business. If you have fallen ill because of their negligence, then you may be able to claim compensation for the suffering you have incurred as a result
Legionnaire’s Disease Claims
Legionnaire’s disease is a very serious lung infection cause by legionella bacteria. The bacteria is contracted by breathing in droplets of contaminated water.
Symptoms of the disease may take 2 to 19 days to manifest, so you might not realise you have been infected immediately. The initial symptoms mimic the flu, so you may experience headaches, muscle pain, chills, fever and fatigue.
Most people recovery fully, however, it is important to note that the disease can be fatal. There have been cases of organ failure and sepsis, so this means healthy people can die on contraction of the disease.
Recreational businesses can prevent infection by maintaining good water systems and air conditioning systems. The disease is widely known and there are very strict health and safety regulations in place to prevent outbreaks.
If you have been affected by legionnaires disease, our team of specialists can assist in submit a claim for compensation.
Contaminated Water and Cryptosporidium Claims
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that is carried in infected faeces and passed onto those who come in contact with it afterwards. It is a common cause of water contamination.
Cryptosporidium has an incubation period of 2 to 10 days, meaning the symptoms may only present themselves after a week. Some of the symptoms include dehydration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and weight loss.
Our team can help you determine where the contamination took place, and the responsible party. We have assisted clients both in the UK and overseas that have contracted this disease through contaminated swimming pools. We are familiar with the procedures and policies that should be in place to prevent any outbreaks from occurring.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Claims
Every year over 4000 people have had to seek medical attention for carbon monoxide poisoning because of someone else’s negligence. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be caused by a number of factors such as blocked chimneys, gas boilers, burning fuel and faulty car exhausts.
The initial symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can be similar to food poisoning. If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide fumes for a longer period, you may experience more severe symptoms such as loss of consciousness or seizures, and this can be very fatal.
Building owners, landlords and employers have a responsibility to ensure that all appliances are complaint with health and safety regulations. If your health is put at risk due to their negligence, our team of experts is more than happy to help you submit a claim.
If you have experienced any of the above illnesses and are unsure whether or not you should submit a claim, contact our specialist team online or on 0808 164 9153 for assistance. We offer a free initial consultation, where we gather as much information about your illness and determine whether you can submit a compensation claim.