Very little explanation is needed as to why alligator wrestling often falls high in the ranks of most dangerous careers. While accidents at work typically involve slips, trips and falls or issues such as occupational deafness, alligator wrestling shakes up the charts with some stark examples of what work-place injury can really entail.
Occupational dangers: Alligator wrestling accidents
For those who aren’t in the know, alligator wrestling is a demonstration of alligator capturing techniques, which has been developed into a sport in America. While the activity was mostly popular in the USA, where it originated from alligator hunting in the wild, the sport has now escalated into a worldwide phenomenon.
While entertaining for members of the audience, alligator wrestlers are in danger of serious work-related injury, and even fatalities. Wild animals are unpredictable and no matter how experienced you are in your field, there is always a risk of bites, loss of limbs, infection and even fatalities.
The lowdown on work-related injuries
Everyone experiences accidents from time to time, whether in our free time or while we are at work. Human error and lapse in concentration does lead to us making mistakes.
That being said, while you are working, your employer must – by law – ensure your health and safety. Therefore, if you sustain an injury at work that you believe was down to employer negligence or poor management, for example, your employer could be liable for any harm you have suffered.
Rather than attempt to tackle the ins and outs of work accident claims on your own, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing.
Accident Advice Helpline
Every work accident case is unique, and so Accident Advice Helpline deals with claims on a one to one basis, offering tailored advice to each individual regarding their claim.
If you believe that your employer is responsible for the injury you have suffered, you may be able to claim work-related personal injury compensation. This can include compensation not only for your occupational injury, but also for any difficulties you have faced as a result of your accident at work, and for loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 freephone line is available to all victims of personal injury, with specialist advisors available to suggest whether or not your claim is worth pursuing. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice