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When people think about pursuing a personal injury claim, using your local personal injury solicitor, usually a road traffic accident whilst driving a car, slip in a supermarket or accident in the workplace come to mind. Sometimes, the cause of your injury, or illness, can be much closer to home and it is likely that many of us remember the cryptosporidium outbreak during the summer of 2015 when water across a wide area of Lancashire was poisoned by animal waste seeping into a drinking water tank. This caused many people to become severely ill, which itself constitutes an injury. 
 
United Utilities were eventually sentenced with the offence of supplying water unfit for human consumption and were fined £300,000.00 at Preston Crown Court. This did not, of course, include the countless cases of illness and injury caused by people drinking the contaminated water before the alert was properly broadcast and the need to boil tap water before drinking it became common knowledge. 
 
As with any injury, your first priority should be seeing your GP or attending Hospital to seek medical attention and to ensure that you have the right information, treatment and medications to help you recover quickly. Following an injury or illness, it is common for people to have out of pocket expenses like prescription fees, transport and parking charges or loss of earnings from time off work. These losses can add up and leave you in an unhappy position as a result of something that wasn’t your fault. 
MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, has helped hundreds of people in similar situations obtain compensation for their illness and injury as well as acting in a variety of other, more conventional, claims for local clients. Whilst the three year Limitation deadline has now passed for that particular incident, the law remains the same and should you have been made ill or suffered and injury that was not your fault, MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, are happy to help. We look to take all clients on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) to ensure that you have the instant access to justice that we believe everyone should have. 
 
It is not uncommon in such cases for a large company to attempt to settle a claim before it starts by making a token offer directly to the injured party which, worded correctly, can remove the right to claim any further damages or compensation later. This is why we always recommend that you use your local personal injury solicitor for any claim. MG Legal have extensive experience in all types of claim and we know that aside from ensuring the other side admit liability, obtaining the correct expert medical evidence and valuing the claim properly are vital in ensuring we get our clients the best awards possible. 
 
Rather than have a below-par settlement, simple because the fault party doesn’t want to pay any more, speak to MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor today to discuss how we can help you. Just telephone any of our offices at Garstang, Lancaster or Longridge, email enquiries@mglegal.co.uk, use the online contact form or simply drop into one of the offices to speak to someone today about how MG Legal, your local personal injury solicitor, can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. 
 
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