More and more people decide to adopt or buy a domestic animal to have as a pet. From cats to rabbits to lizards, these can be great for company and to spoil. However, there are many domestic animals that could be considered dangerous. Though it might not be your first thought, amongst these are chickens.
What type of accidents could occur from chickens?
Chickens are not the type of animal that can easily be trained so if you keep them in the house they are likely to go to the toilet wherever they want. If you have children this can be dangerous as the chicken’s faeces can be poisonous if consumed.
As well as this, chickens can be very quick and due to their size it can be difficult to spot them in front of you. This means that if you aren’t on the lookout for your chicken you could sustain a slip, trip or fall injury from tripping over them.
How to avoid an injury when you have chickens?
If you have chickens as pets or for the purpose of breeding or for eggs, there are certain steps you can take to avoid a slip, trip or fall injury. The main action to take is to make sure that the chickens are kept in a pen or hen house. By keeping them in one area you significantly lower the chances of creating a slip hazard around the house.
In addition to this, you have to be extra vigilant if children are playing around the chickens so as you can help prevent any illnesses within your family. As harmless as the animals are themselves, it’s not always a good idea to let your children play around potentially infectious farmyard animals.
If you have suffered an injury within the last 3 years due to your work with chickens or an injury involving chickens which wasn’t your fault, we may be able to help you claim compensation you deserve. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’ experience that specialises in personal injury claims.
Endeavouring to make the claims process as simple and as hassle-free as possible, some clients are able to settle their claim without stepping a foot in a court room. Give us a call to talk to one of our professionally-trained advisors on our 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown