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Water Contamination Claims

Water Contamination Claims

Water pollution is the contamination of large areas of water. An environmental disaster such as this occurs when chemicals are directly or indirectly released into the water without correct treatment to remove unsafe substances.

Apart from EU standards, river quality objectives (RQOs) also apply to rivers in England and Wales. They address particular local needs and circumstances. They set out the chemical quality required in English and Welsh rivers before they can be trusted upon for water supply.

The Environment Agency is mainly responsible for maintaining and improving the quality of fresh, marine, surface and underground waters in England and Wales.

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) is the appropriate body that controls and monitors the quality of drinking water in England and Wales. The Water Industry Act 1991 entails local authorities to keep themselves up-to-date about the quality and quantity of water supplies provided within their area.

However if you have fallen victim to any kind of water pollution and require legal advice and guidance, Aequitas Legal’s Group Litigation Specialist has significant experience in water contamination cases as well as dealing with appeals to an award.

You need our legal help to ensure that you maximise your compensation. We can provide our legal services on a “no win, no fee” basis so even if you don’t win, it won’t cost you a penny.

Water contamination is not common. However if you’d like to discuss joining victims who we may already be representing then call Aequitas Legal now and speak to one of our specialist advisors on how we can best handle your case.

About Water Contamination

Generally speaking Water Contamination is a situation where hazardous chemicals pollute a source of water.  Majority sources of water contamination come from chemical pollution. It could be either from chemical or biological wastage not being disposed of in the correct manner or through oil spills and leakages.

Do you have a case?

  • Have you become ill due to water consumption?
  • When did you first start noticing the symptoms?
  • Have you received any treatments?

Who is responsible?

Water companies have enforcement powers under various Regulations to deal with waste and contamination arising from installation and maintenance of water systems.  Water companies are required to have adequate water treatment in place. The water should be disinfected before being supplied and to the standards of The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI)

Making a claim for compensation

A claim can be made if you have suffered due to a water injury claim. There is a strict three-year time limit for pursuing compensation, which usually begins from the day of the incident. However, because some symptoms do not always present themselves right away, this limit may begin from the date you knew the injury was caused by an accident or injury was caused by contamination of water.

To make a successful claim, you need to prove that the incident was caused by the negligence of your Water Company or provider. This is where Aequitas Legal comes in. Our solicitors will help you compile evidence to present to your beautician’s insurers and will ensure you understand where you stand at every stage of the process, as well as what your options are going forward.

Why choose Aequitas Legal

Our solicitors will provide you with easy-to-understand advice and guidance throughout the claims process, helping to ease the burden of coping with injury. We understand that injuries place pressure on you and your family, which is why we’re here to ensure you receive the compensation required to aid and support your recovery.

We approach each case proactively and with sensitivity and care. We are here to help you find the answers you deserve and to get the best possible results for you and your family.

Do you have a case?

Taking the step to ask for help after a beauty injury that has happened through no fault of your own can be difficult. We use our many years’ experience in dealing with hair and beauty injury claims to get the compensation you deserve to recover after your injury.

  • Have you had a reaction to contaminated water?
  • Has the reaction caused any pain or loss? E.g. an upset stomach, a skin reaction, allergic reaction or loss of confidence
  • Do you feel this could have been prevented?

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been affected by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with Aequitas Legal today. To speak to a solicitor, simply call or fill in the contact form located on this page.

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