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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

    Expert solicitor in Fawkham

    If you are searching for an expert solicitor in Fawkham call us at Accident Advice Helpline now.We can tell you if you have a valid claim to make and you can talk with an expert solicitor on the phone, as most claims can be processed in this way. You may not have to see a solicitor face-to-face.

    Have you been ill after visiting animal enclosures?

    If you have been made ill following a visit to an open farm, wildlife park or zoo then you may be wondering what went wrong. You may also be wondering if anything could have been done to prevent your illness. If something could have prevented you from becoming ill then you may be able to claim that someone was to blame for your illness and you may be able to start a compensation claim. An expert solicitor in Fawkham can help with this.

    Personal injury solicitor in Fawkham, getting diseases from animals

    Animals carry many types of viruses and bacteria – they are found on the animal’s coat (fur or skin) in their intestines and in their manure or droppings. If we ingest (swallow) some of these germs then they can make us very ill indeed even if the animal itself was perfectly healthy!

    This means that anyone who runs a centre (like an open farm or zoo) where people come into contact with animals owe a duty of care to their visitors to protect them from infectious diseases. This involves a thorough risk assessment of who could be harmed in any way and then the introduction of measures to minimise the risk of this happening. These measures usually involve

    • Making sure that the areas where visitors will be having contact with animals are clearly identified and defined.
    • Making sure that the areas where no animal contact is allowed are clearly identified and defined.
    • Making sure that areas where visitors will be eating and playing are clearly identified and defined.
    • Providing washing facilities that are both adequate and suitable.

    If these (and other) measures are carefully introduced and monitored then the risks to visitors will be significantly reduced and the owners/managers are far less likely to be faced with a personal injury claim.

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    Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now

    If you have been made ill because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, call us at Accident advice Helpline to find out if you can make a personal injury compensation claim.

    Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline. To call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.

    If you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to find out how we can help with your potential claim.

    So why not call or text us now and get expert claims’ advice?

    Date Published: 8th May 2014

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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 with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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