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    Most dangerous careers: Lion tamer


    Most dangerous careers: Lion tamer

    Life as a lion tamer either in a zoo or as a circus act can serve up different elements of risk, which can cause accidents at work of varying severity.

    For adults and children alike, the thrill of seeing a lion is something which only comes around every so often in their lives. Whether it be feeding the lions or performing with them as part of an act, being a lion tamer is not just a standard job.

    For lion tamers, the term ‘accident at work’ can be seen as an understatement. With the dangers faced each day of working with a wild animal, lion tamers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world today.

    The lowdown: Lion tamers

    Typically spending their working day around a wild animal, this job is seen as one of the most dangerous in the world, sometimes leading to work-induced fatalities as well as injury. Regardless of the skill or experience of the lion tamer, one wrong move or misjudgement could lead to catastrophic consequences.

    While most lion tamers will be confident working with their animal, it comes as no surprise that occupational injuries and incidents can happen in this trade, usually leading to severe work-related injuries, including fractures, bites and loss of limbs.

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    Work related injuries – Who is to blame?

    When entering the field of lion taming, most people know the dangers and risks a role such as this brings with it. Despite this, employers do still have a legal obligation to protect and ensure employees’ health and safety is managed correctly at work.

    In a case where insufficient training, equipment, or guidance is provided, your employer or management may be liable for your work-related incident. It may be that your employer has failed in their obligations to manage your health and safety, so could be held at fault for your accident.

    Claiming for work injuries

    Contacting a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline can help streamline and take the pressure off making a compensation claim for victims of a work related injury.

    With years of experience dealing with work related injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with substantial and expert advice on your claim, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your work accident claim is in safe hands.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0300 689 0500 – or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 – to begin your free initial consultation relating to your accident at work. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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