Claims for Diseases Contracted From Animals

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 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.

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.

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How JMW Can Help

Our industrial team has more than 20 years of experience, helping those who have contracted a disease from their work with animals claim compensation. We have extensive knowledge of the legal rights of employees and the precautions employers should take to keep you from harm.

We will guide you through the claims process, providing the advice you need to obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. 

Making a claim for a disease caught from an animal can help to recover loss of earnings, as well as cover the cost of specialist medical treatment, care and any other expenses incurred as a result of your condition. Our no win, no fee approach means you do not need to worry about legal costs as these will be recuperated as part of your compensation.

Types of Diseases Caught From Animals

Animal diseases that 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 from 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.

Who is at Risk to Animal Diseases?

Professions at risk of contracting diseases from animals include:

  • Abattoir workers
  • Veterinarians
  • Farm workers
  • Poultry meat inspectors
  • Pet shop owners and assistants

We regularly deal with claim for diseases like hydatidosis and ovine chlamydiosis on behalf of these professions.

Talk to Us

For more information regarding claims for diseases contracted from animals, or simply to speak to an experienced solicitor regarding a potential animal disease claim, call JMW free on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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