Contaminated water cannot only causes debilitating gastric illness, it can often lead to long term health complications. If you have contracted illness after being exposed to contaminated water, our team of expert lawyers could help you make a No Win No Fee* compensation claim.

Cryptosporidium is a very common cause of water contamination - it is a microscopic parasite that is carried in infected faeces and passed onto those that come into contact with it afterwards.

Cryptosporidium has an incubation period of 2 - 10 days, which means if you've been infected it might take over a week for symptoms to show. Our expert team can help you work out where the contamination took place, even if you're not sure.

Symptoms you might have after being exposed to contaminated water include:

  • Watery diarrhoea
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Our legal experts have experience helping people claim compensation for contracting cryptosporidium, following outbreaks when drinking water or a swimming pool becomes contaminated.

We have helped hundreds of people make contaminated water claims, both here in the UK and abroad. As such, we know what policies and procedures should be in place to prevent such outbreaks occurring, and could help you make a claim where they haven't been upheld.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you make a contaminated water or cryptosporidium compensation claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Cryptosporidium?

Cryptosporidium (sometimes shortened to 'crypto') is a parasitic single-celled organism that lives on or in human, cattle and animal faeces.

It is spread through the stool of an infected person or animal - millions of cryptosporidium parasites can be released in a single bowel movement. After that, it can be found in soil, water, food and on other surfaces that the infected faeces have come into contact with.

The parasite mainly spreads to other people through accidental ingestion. This can happen if you eat contaminated food or drink contaminated water. The largest outbreaks of cryptosporidium have occurred when drinking water becomes contaminated with raw sewage. Swimming in infected water can also cause transmission. Both swimming pools and natural bodies of water can contain cryptosporidium organisms.

The symptoms of cryptosporidium infection begin 2 to 10 days after contact with the parasite. This can make it difficult to determine exactly where you caught your infection. Some holidaymakers who catch an infection abroad do not present symptoms until they have returned home.

Our lawyers have years of experience in cryptosporidium claims, and can help determine when you were exposed to the parasite and the organisation responsible.

If you think you have suffered a cryptosporidium infection, contact our specialist contaminated water lawyers for a free initial consultation.

Who Will I Claim From?

Cryptosporidium and contaminated water outbreaks are often caused or made worse by poor hygiene practices.

If drinking water or a swimming pool becomes contaminated with cryptosporidium, a large number of people can quickly fall ill. In these instances you may be able to claim compensation from the business or organisation which should have prevented this contamination.

This could include:

  • Swimming pool operators
  • Hotels or resorts
  • Tour operators
  • Leisure Centres
  • Schools

We could help you make a claim whether you were exposed in the UK or abroad. If you suffered illness following a cryptosporidium outbreak while on holiday, it may be possible to claim here in the UK if you booked a package holiday with a UK tour operator.

If you would like to learn more, call our specialist Public Health team today on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Our team of specialist lawyers have vast experience with illness cases involving cryptosporidium, campylobacter, e-coli, salmonella and Legionnaire's disease. We've successfully claimed for hundreds of clients in both the UK and abroad who have been affected by illness outbreaks and can offer the experience and expertise you need to get the compensation you deserve.

As a result of our experience in handling these claims, we have developed a wealth of knowledge and understanding regarding the policies and procedures that should have been followed to prevent such outbreaks occurring.

As a full-service law firm we're able to make sure every aspect of your case is taken care of, drawing on skills and expertise from other parts of the business where necessary. With offices across the country, we're always there when you need us.

Contact us today to find out if you can make a contaminated water compensation claim.

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