To make a zoo employee accident claim, why not try contacting Accident Advice Helpline to see if we can help? While all occupations have an element of risk, there are some that can expose employees to more risk than others. If you are a zoo employee, you can be at risk of injury in a variety of situations. You are dealing not only with equipment, but with animals and people too, and they can be fairly unpredictable, making accidents commonplace.
If you need to claim
If you find yourself injured in a zoo accident and you want to make a claim, simply call Accident Advice Helpline who will happily take your details. We have a team of lawyers who are personal injury specialists and they will know whether you have a legitimate claim or not. Our lines are open for 24 hours a day, so we are always on hand to help you, even if you need us at unsociable hours. We will keep you fully informed as to the progress of your claim and, best of all, if we are not successful we offer a no win, no fee service.
Zoo employee risks
There are a few obvious risks when working with zoo animals, none the least of which is injury caused by the animals themselves, with bites and scratches being common injuries. More serious injuries can occur, however, if the animals become frightened or nervous. If this is the case, fractured or broken bones might occur and then you could need to make a zoo employee accident claim.
Zoos tend to be very responsible employers as they are aware of the risks, but simply supplying safety equipment or clothing might not be enough. If those pieces of equipment fail and it is found that they have not been checked or replaced when worn, the company is liable for the accident that has occurred. Regular training should be given and refresher courses run in order to keep everyone aware of what they should be doing, and when. If it is found that staff are not properly trained with the animals or equipment they are working with, the company could be liable for any accidents that occur.
Why use Accident Advice Helpline?
A zoo employee accident claim could be made through the zoo’s own insurance. In some cases, however, the employee will need to enlist the help of an experienced lawyer to fight their case for them. Our dedicated team will be there for you every step of the way, to guide you through the process and take all the stress and worry away from you. They will deal with any third party on your behalf and advise you of any offers of compensation that are obtained.
There may be a fee for our services, but this will be taken from the compensation awarded. Accident Advice Helpline have a no win, no fee policy to give you peace of mind should your claim be unsuccessful.
Date Published: February 6, 2014
Author: David Brown