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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

    Solicitor in Abergavenny


    Find a specialist zoonotic disease injury claim solicitor in Abergavenny at Accident Advice Helpline

    As workers sometimes have to use an injury claim solicitor in Abergavenny to claim compensation for occupational-related illnesses, here at Accident Advice Helpline we are familiar with the problems associated with zoonotic diseases.

    What are zoonotic diseases?

    For the sake of those of you who are not familiar with the term “zoonotic,” it is the name that medical science has given to diseases that can be transferred from vertebrate animals to humans. They are also known as “zoonoses.” For more information about zoonotic diseases or zoonoses, you can visit the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) website.

    What is the prevalence of zoonotic disease?

    There are in the region of 40 different zoonoses that are prevalent here in the UK, to which approximately 300,000 people in various occupations are exposed. For conditions such as ringworm, for example, the incidence rate is approximately 4%, which translates roughly into 12,500 cases being reported per year. While the majority of zoonotic infections are mild in nature, there is increasing evidence to suggest that some of the more acute infections could have adverse long-term health effects.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help you with zoonotic disease compensation claims

    If you have contracted a zoonotic infection related to your occupation, you could be entitled to claim financial compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to launch your claim by assigning a solicitor in Abergavenny to your case.

    Factors that qualify any personal injury claims

    If you are considering launching a compensation claim for a zoonotic infection, or any other personal injury, there are certain conditions of which you need to be aware:

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    • The blame or responsibility for the infection or incident that caused the injury must be attributable to a third party;
    • The nature of the injury or illness must be serious enough, sufficiently debilitating or have long-term health of consequences in order to warrant the raising of a claim;
    • Medical proof of the infection or injury will be required; and
    • The acquisition of the illness or injury must have taken place within the last three years.

    Work out how much your claim could be worth

    In order to establish how much a compensation claim could be worth, you can visit our website and make use of the compensation calculator you’ll find on our homepage. It will take no more than 30 seconds of your time.

    Esther Rantzen recommends our services

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people to realise claims for compensation since we first started our no-win, no-fee service back in the year 2000. We are now one of the UK’s favourite injury claim law firms, and Esther Rantzen, the well-known people’s consumer champion and one of Accident Advice Helpline’s staunchest supporters, gives us an unequivocal recommendation. 

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    To find out more, contact our helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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