A zookeeper can be satisfying, yet demanding position. It demands a lot of skill and hard work. Although the animals under your care can be high maintenance, you may find it very rewarding to be responsible for their safety and well-being. Even though there are numerous rules and regulations in zoos, you may have been involved in an accident, leaving you with significant physical or psychological injuries. If this is the case, you may be looking to make a zookeeper accident claim. To find out if you can make a claim and what it could be worth, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
How can I make a claim for accident compensation?
To make a successful zookeeper accident claim, you need to be able to tell us who caused your accident. We specialise in helping people who were injured through no fault of their own. If your zookeeper accident happened in the last three years and left you with either physical or mental health injuries, you could be in line for compensation.
As a general rule, it is advisable that you see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. You should seek medical help, even if you think you were not that badly injured. There can be cases in which an apparently minor injury can mask a more serious one, which becomes more of a problem the longer you leave it untreated. If you begin to experience health problems after your accident, you should also see your doctor. Your physical or mental health could be seriously affected without you realising it.
Who was to blame for your accident?
You may have been injured by one of the animals under your care, a colleague or zoo visitor, or even your employer. Perhaps you were attacked by an animal which had never exhibited any signs of aggression before, or you were trapped against a wall or other obstacle by a large animal. If this behaviour was caused by another person’s actions, you could potentially start a claim against him or her.
Perhaps one of your colleagues failed to inform you about something new that had happened to some of the animals. If you went into a lion or tiger enclosure thinking that they had just been fed, for example, without being told that in fact they were still hungry, any attack on you would not be your fault.
A zoo visitor could also have caused your injury by shouting or upsetting animals around you. Many visitors are aware that they should act in a certain way around animals, but others may not exhibit proper consideration and cause accidents. If the zoo you work for asked you to use badly maintained equipment or forced you to work when it was unsafe to do so, this could also give you a strong basis for a compensation claim.
Get in touch with us now
To get in touch with us and check your eligibility to make a zookeeper accident claim, call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our free, 30-second online claim calculator. Our expert solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee** basis, so you have nothing to lose.
Date Published: July 21, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim