AAH is the leading personal injury lawyer in Lanark residents can contact if they have caught a zoonotic infection and wish to launch a personal injury claim for financial compensation. For those of you who have never heard of “zoonotic” illnesses, they are infections that can be transferred naturally between vertebrate animals and humans. Many people are at risk, including people in the farming industry, the zoo industry, and even pet owners.
Rhomboencephalitis or “circling disease”
Although the incidence of zoonotic infections is relatively small, it can sometimes be very dangerous. For example in May 2013, a middle-aged farmer was diagnosed with Rhomboencephalitis, sometimes referred to as “circling disease”. This refers to the behavioural pattern of animals that have contracted the disease.
They roam aimlessly around in circles. The farmer’s symptoms were confusion, loss of balance, and facial drooping, together with an inability to swallow. It’s a serious disease with a contracted recovery period. It can sometimes prove fatal. Luckily incidences of this illness in humans are quite rare.
Warning for pregnant women
As the lambing season approaches, pregnant women should be especially wary of coming into contact with pregnant, livestock, including sheep. Close contact with such an animal can endanger the pregnant woman’s health, and/or that of her unborn child. Infections include:
All of these infections are associated with causing abortion in animals. Although the risk of infection is small, it is nonetheless important that pregnant women are fully aware of any possible danger.
Launching a claim via the specialist zoonotic personal injury lawyer in Lanark residents use
If anyone contracts a zoonotic infection through their occupation, they are entitled to claim compensation. AAH the specialist zoonotic personal injury lawyer in Lanark residents use, can help victims to raise a personal injury claim.
Work out how much compensation you are owed the easy way
Working out how much compensation you might be owed is simple, thanks to the HOW MUCH calculator we’ve developed, and which can be located on the homepage of our website. It’s free to anyone who wants to use it. All you have to do is to is to answer the 6 simple questions on the form and the calculator will give you an estimate in 30 seconds.
Our perfectly easy application process
Here at AAH we’ve had 13 years to perfect our no win no fee personal injury claim application process, and it’s now so user friendly it’s an absolute doddle. Esther Rantzen, the well known people’s consumer champion, and one of our principle supporters sums it up nicely when she says, “If you call AAH, I promise you will receive free advice, that no money is required to make a claim, and that no fee no fee means exactly that.”
Help when you need it
If you have any questions, or you’re not sure how best to proceed, just call our free 24/7 helpline for advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 19th February 2014
Author: Emma Matthews