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Diseases Contracted from Animals Claims
Diseases caught from animals can be extremely debilitating, with very serious consequences for the individual involved. If you have contracted a disease from an animal whilst at work, and believe it is due to the failings of your superiors or fellow employees, you may be able to make an animal disease claim.
Our solicitors can help people afflicted by animal diseases due to the negligence of their employers claim the compensation they deserve. For more information and clear, easy to understand, legal advice call 0800 054 6570 or fill in our contact form now for advice and assistance.
Animal Disease Compensation Claims
Animal diseases which pose a threat to workers include:
- Ovine chlamydiosis: caught following contact with sheep infected with chlamydia psittaci.
- Avian chlamydiosis: contracted following contact with birds or the remains of birds infected with chlamydia psittaci.
- Streptococcus suis: a rare form of meningitis contracted following contact with infected pigs, their carcasses or pig products.
- Hydatidosis: contracted following contact with dogs.
- Orf: contracted following contact with sheep or goats or their carcasses.
- Q fever: contact with animals, animal carcasses or untreated products.
Professions at risk of contracting diseases from animals include abattoir workers, veterinarians, farm workers, poultry meat inspectors, pet shop owners and assistants, and we regularly deal with claim for diseases like hydatidosis and ovine chlamydiosis on behalf of these professions.
Wales, Cumbria, Norfolk, areas of Scotland and other rural areas are particularly prone to animal disease claims.
Can I make a Claim?
If you have contracted a disease from an animal and believe it is the result of your employer’s negligence, you may be able to make an animal disease claim. This negligence may take the form of improper training in the handling of animals, poor conditions in animal enclosures, low levels of hygiene or any other instance in which your employer has failed to adhere to health and safety standards.