LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE SOLICITORS - UK PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMSOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0844 332 0553
Our personal injury solicitors offer free legal advice on legionnaires disease compensation claims. All of our solicitors use the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.
Due to the large number of people that may become infected with legionnaires disease from a single source, in the event of the proposed defendant denying liability for negligence and refusing to pay compensation it may be possible for our solicitors to pursue a group legal action.
For free advice about legionnaires disease compensation claims from a specialist lawyer just use the helpline or email our offices and a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will telephone you with no obligation.
Legionnaires Disease - Legionella Pneumophila Bacterium
This condition is caused by breathing in a fine spray of water which carries the legionella pneumophila bacterium. There is no evidence that this disease is transmitted from person to person or from drinking water carrying the bacterium. There are probably in the region of 200 cases of this dangerous health condition each year in the UK. The problem starts with high fever, chills, headache or muscle pain and subsequently a dry cough and pneumonia which in some cases is fatal.
The legionella pneumophila bacterium is often found in hot water systems and infection is caused by breathing contaminated water sprays from equipment including air conditioning plant, cooling towers, industrial sprays and showers. Outbreaks usually occur near large building complexes such as hotels, hospitals, offices and factories which have defective or poorly maintained equipment, plant or machinery.
When the legionella pneumophila bacterium is dispersed through a fine spray it often contaminates the entire area around a building and as a result infects a large number of people. Investigations and tracking the movements of sufferers will often reveal a common location that in due course identifies the source of the infection. It may be possible to prosecute under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 or the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 if the owner of the faulty equipment has not complied with the Approved Code of Practice for the equipment in question. The risks and hazards of legionnaires disease are, or should be, well known to the operators of large buildings or of spray equipment who will be held liable to pay compensation to anyone who suffers personal injury or loss as a result of contracting this disease
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