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Legionnaire’s Disease

Find out more about Legionnaire’s disease, it’s sources, symptoms, treatment and how long you are likely to suffer

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To make a Legionnaire’s Disease claim, get in touch with our No Win No Fee Solicitors on freephone 0800 652 0586 or click the “Free Enquiry” button for an immediate call back.

No Win No Fee Legionnaire’s Disease Claim

100% of our Legionnaire’s Disease Claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you do not have to worry about any financial risk at all as if your claim is unsuccessful it will not cost you anything. We have won significant compensation for clients who have suffered from Legionnaire’s Disease in the UK and abroad.

Legionnaire’s disease

Legionnaire’s disease is a form of pneumonia which occurs when legionella bacteria infect your lungs as a result of breathing in tiny drops of contaminated water.  It is thankfully not contagious and does not spread from person to person.

Where is Legionnaire’s bacteria found?

Legionnaire’s bacteria is found in the water in air conditioning systems in big buildings such as hotels, hospitals, museums and office blocks.  It is also frequently spotted right at the beginning of the holidays because air conditioning units and showers have not been used during off peak times.  Large buildings are more susceptible to legionella contamination because they have huge, complex water supply systems where bacteria can spread at alarming rates.  Other sources are:

  • Air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Fountains
  • Hot tubs
  • Jacuzzis
  • Ponds
  • Rivers
  • Spa tubs
  • Water pipes
  • Water coolers

 

Holiday Food Poisoning claim

Symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease

  • Aches and pain
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Coughing
  • Cramps
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Time Frame for Symptoms to Develop

Symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease typically develop within 24 to 48 hours.

Treatment of Symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease

If you have Legionnaire’s diseaseyou should rest, drink plenty of water and try to keep your energy levels up.  A visit to your GP or Hospital and treatment with antibiotics may be necessary if the symptoms do not disappear fully or your symptoms are particularly severe.

Further guidance can be found on the NHS website.

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Our No Win No Fee Solicitors are experienced in claiming Legionnaire’s Disease Claims no matter where you went on Holiday and no matter who your Tour Operator was, be it First Choice, Thomson, Thomas Cook, etc.  The Package Travel Regulations make it incredibly easy to claim no matter where you holidayed in the World.

We are able to give you immediate legal representation, rehabilitation and treatment no matter where you are in England, Scotland or Wales. We also provide urgent:

  • Home visits
  • Hospital visits for those who are unable to meet us at home
  • Face to face meeting at one of our private meeting rooms in most UK cities

Chat to our No Win No Fee Solicitors on freephone number 0800 652 0586

If you think that you have a Legionnaire’s Disease claim, would like to have a chat about a potential claim or require further information, contact us now.

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