Legionnaires' disease, a serious lung condition caused by infected water, is preventable with basic water management practices. If you've developed this avoidable illness while abroad, whether for work or a holiday, our lawyers could help you claim Legionnaires' disease compensation.
The disease is caused by bacteria called Legionella, which is fairly common in natural water supplies. However, when the bacteria are in the right condition to multiply, it can spread quickly and cause Legionnaires', a form of pneumonia.
There are two factors that help Legionella spread:
A water temperature between 20 and 45°C
A food source in the water for bacteria – such as limescale, rust or algae
Large buildings with more complex water systems – such as hotels, museums or spas – are at a greater risk of legionella contamination.
As the disease is usually preventable, you may be able to claim compensation if it was caused by the negligence of another party while abroad. Tour operators should ensure that hotels they use during your holiday are meeting health and safety standards, and should warn you of the risks.
Most of the international personal injury claims we handle are made in England & Wales. But in some cases it may be beneficial to make your claim abroad. We can advise you on this in a free initial consultation about making a claim.
Compensation claims in England & Wales are normally funded through a
No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there's nothing to pay upfront, and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful*.
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