Despite the UK population of bats suffering a drastic decline over the last ten years, according to the Bat Conservation Trust there remains an impressive 18 species of bat in the UK, with 17 of these breeding nationally.
With this in mind, if you do intend on venturing out to appreciate these mammals in their natural habitat, it is important that you think beyond the risk of slips, trips and falls on your day out and consider how to minimise the risk of any bat-related illness or infection.
Beyond the bats’ importance to the environment in the UK, as an Indicator Species, able to show changes in elements of biodiversity, bats also carry some diseases which can be detrimental to human health.
Confirmed by the Bat Conservation Trust, the ‘only known zoonotic disease associated with bats in Britain is rabies, specifically, European Bat Lyssavirus type 2 (EBLV2).’
Although there is a minor risk of humans contracting this bat-related disease, there is no threat at all if the creatures are not handled, as the rabies virus can only be contracted via bite or scratch.
Whether you work with nature or you enjoy spending your free time outdoors, if you sustain an injury or illness due to an accident in public and you feel you are not to blame, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline could help you determine if you have a case eligible for personal injury compensation.
It doesn’t matter whether you experienced a slip, a fall, an animal-related incident or any other public accident, so long as it occurred within the last three years and you can provide evidence to suggest liability, you could be able to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has years of experience assisting victims of personal injury with retrieving the compensation they are entitled to for the harm and distress they have endured.
No matter the circumstances of your accident outdoors, our team works around the clock, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, on an individual basis to assess whether you have a claim worth pursuing.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your personal injury claim following the call.