We’ve all seen news headlines about zookeepers who have been injured carrying out daring rescues after somebody has fallen into the lion’s pit or the bear den – but actually working as a zookeeper doesn’t have to be a dangerous job. It’s a role which is really rewarding, making a difference to the lives of animals. The zoo owner has a duty to keep you safe whilst you’re at work, and they shouldn’t expect you to do anything which puts you at risk.
If you’ve been injured and believe that your employer is at fault, you could claim zookeeper injury compensation with a personal injury lawyer such as Accident Advice Helpline. In fact, we specialise in personal injury law, which means we really know our stuff – we’ve got years of experience handling personal injury claims and a great track record of success.
How have you been injured?
As well as the dramatic injuries sustained during a rescue attempt, there are other, slightly less news-worthy injuries that zookeepers could sustain if they’re involved in an accident at work, such as:
- Injured by an animal – bitten by a lion, kicked by a giraffe etc.
- Slip, trip or fall on an uneven surface such as a damaged walkway or cage floor
- Food poisoning from food prepared on site – such as in the staff canteen
- Loss of a limb after an animal attack, such as a tiger or lion attack
- Stung by a venomous animal at a sea life centre/aquarium
- Lacerations, bruises and broken bones after a narrow escape from animal attack
- Head injuries after being kicked by an animal
- Fall from height, from a ladder, into an animal’s pen etc.
Precautions should always be taken and zookeepers must be trained in all aspects of their job, to reduce the risk of accidents happening. If you’ve been injured and your employer hasn’t provided you with training, we could help you claim zookeeper injury compensation.
How much compensation will you get?
For an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, take the 30-second test on our website right now. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and will take into account the extent of your injuries, your pain and suffering and any financial losses you’ve incurred, when working out your settlement. So if you’ve been mauled by a tiger, had your leg amputated and taken a year off work to recover, you could be compensated not only for your pain, suffering and medical costs but also for your loss of salary.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you claim the compensation you deserve – it’s free to call.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton