People who contract a zoonotic infection in the district of Ryedale may need the services of a law firm in Ryedale to help them to claim compensation if it’s someone else’s fault that they’ve been infected.
What are Zoonotic Diseases?
Zoonotic diseases or illnesses are infections that can be spread from vertebrate animals to human beings. Anyone who comes into contact with an infected animal is at risk, be that animal a pet in the home, or an animal that the victim comes into contact with through his or her work, or simply when they are out and about visiting a zoo, or a county show.
The Various Types of Zoonotic Agent
Zoonotic agents come in many forms. They can be in the form of a bacterium, a fungus, a virus, or a parasite. In rare instances, a zoonotic disease can spread in epidemic proportions. Past cases of pandemics would include things like swine and avian flu. There are however many more “exotic” infections, which are thankfully relatively rare.
Food Poisoning Can be a Zoonotic Illness
The most common type of zoonotic infection by far is food poisoning, whereby things like infected chicken livers, if they are not cooked properly, can cause severe illness, especially if the victim has a compromised immune system.
Who is at Risk from Contracting a Zoonotic Illness?
The people most at risk from zoonotic infection are those working in the farming and agriculture industries. Here in England and Wales that amounts to approximately 350,000 individuals. Other people at risk through their professions include those who work as veterinary surgeons, those who work in abattoirs, zoo workers, farm workers who work with poultry, and people employed in the animal breeding industry.
Third Party Blame and Hiring a Law Firm in Ryedale to Claim Compensation
In terms of claiming compensation, it needs to be shown that a third party or body is specifically to blame. So in the cases of children who pick up an infection through their household pet; they (or their families) would not be able to claim. It would in effect be considered their own fault. But if a visitor, who visited the Ryedale show for example, picked up a zoonotic infection, they would be able to sue the owner of the animal responsible for the infection and could employ a law firm in Ryedale to help them launch a claim.
The Benefits of Working with AAH
Zoonotic infections happen right the way across the country, and Accident Advice Helpline are often employed to help victims acquire appropriate compensation. We are one of the nation’s favourite injury claim solicitors because of the many benefits we offer our clients; benefits which include:
- Use of our no win no fee injury claim process
- Use of our free 30 second online HOW MUCH compensation calculator
- Our industry leading customer support service
- Our toll-free helpline, which can be accessed 24/7 from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or from any mobile on 0333 500 0992
Date Published: 5th August 2014