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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for a zoo accident as an employee?


    If you are asking yourself ‘Can I claim for a zoo accident as an employee?’ the simple answer is yes, of course you can. If you have suffered a work-related injury but for any reason you are unable to claim under the company’s insurance, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to see if we can help you. You may be in line for compensation if it is found that there was third party negligence that caused your injury or accident.

    What is Accident Advice Helpline?

    We are a team of specialist personal injury lawyers with over a decade of experience in helping people just like you to make a claim when they have been injured through no fault of their own. We offer a 24-hour service, so that no matter what time you need to reach us, you know you can. We will also deal with every step of your claim on your behalf, so you can sit back knowing that it is in safe hands. We will, of course, contact you if we need any further information or if we have an offer of compensation for you. It is important to point out that if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation, you may incur fees for our service.  If, however, the claim is not successful, we have a no win, no fee service.

    Why might you claim?

    As a zoo employee you face a number of risks each day. You are at risk of falls on wet surfaces from when pens and cages have been cleaned, and you are at risk of injury caused by an animal that has been spooked for any reason. These injuries could be broken bones or bruises, but it is a concern for every zoo employee every day. If you have been wondering ‘Can I claim for a zoo accident as an employee?’ then you need to be aware that there are many potential dangers.

    As a zoo employee you will have to use equipment, or occasionally lift a heavy load which comes with its own risks, and dealing with the public can be as unpredictable as dealing with the animals at times. If you do suffer an injury that is of no fault of your own, you might be in line for a compensation award.

    Making a claim

    If you have an accident at work you must report it initially to your line manager. It is important to fill in the accident book. This serves several purposes, the main one being that you will have a record of the incident in writing while it is still fresh in your mind and, secondly, the health and safety team will be able to use your report when they have their next risk assessment to ensure that the incident does not occur again and that no-one else will get injured for the same reasons.

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    As a zoo employee, accident claims will obviously vary due to the nature of the incident and so each claim will be taken on an individual basis. There is no guarantee that your claim will be successful, but our experienced lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will offer all the help and advice they can in order to achieve the best deal for you.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: February 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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