Quincy Animal Attack Attorneys
Injured by an Animal While Working? We Can Help.
In movie and television comedies, dogs always chase after and attack the mailman. But, outside the realms of Hollywood, animal attacks on the job aren’t so funny.
If you work with animals on a daily basis, come into contact with household pets, or otherwise encounter animals while working, it’s important to know your legal rights if something goes wrong.
Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to you if you suffer from:
- Insect bites
- Animal assaults
- Or diseases transmitted via animals
At Powers & Caccavale, our Quincy animal attack attorneys are well-versed in complex workers’ compensation cases, including those involving dog bites and other animal attacks and injuries. We can help you understand your rights and navigate the legal process.
Contact us online or by phone at (617) 379-0016 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our Quincy animal attack lawyers. There are no fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.
What Are High-Risk Jobs for Animal Attacks?
In order to receive workers’ compensation for an animal attack, you must be on the job. People who work with animals on a daily basis are at the highest risk for workplace animal attacks and are, therefore, more likely to be entitled to workers’ compensation in such cases.
These jobs include:
- Staff who work with animals at theme parks
- Animal control workers
- Dog trainers
- Pet store employees
Workplace animal attacks, however, are not just limited to the jobs you typically associate with animals.
Several other jobs carry a high risk for animal assaults, such as:
- Delivery workers: Mailmen, food delivery workers, and other workers who enter people’s homes are at risk of dog attacks, as well as wasp, hornet, or mosquito attacks.
- Teachers: Many elementary school classrooms have class pets, such as reptiles and insects, creating a risk for injury.
- Police and firefighters: Many of these workers are called out to handle raccoons, cats, and other wild animals.
- Medical professionals: Several workers in the medical profession, such as home health care workers and nurses who visit patients at their homes, can encounter violent pets.
- Construction workers and installers: Wasps, bees, rats, skunks, and other wild animals are just a few of the dangers construction workers and installers may encounter while on the job.
- Babysitters: Since babysitters often spend time at other peoples’ houses, they may interact with their employers’ pets.
What Are the Most Common Types of Animal Attack Injuries?
When you think of animal attacks, you probably think of dog bites. But there are a wide variety of animal attack injuries ranging from mild to severe. If you’ve experienced any of these injuries while working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Some common animal attack injuries include:
- Insect bites: Several types of insects and spiders are venomous, causing dangerous—and sometimes fatal—reactions. Infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus, can also be spread by insect bites.
- Rabies: Wild animals such as bats, foxes, squirrels, and raccoons, can carry the rabies virus. Once you contract the virus, it may take several months or even years for symptoms to show up. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms appear, the virus is usually fatal in humans.
- Cat scratch fever: If a cat bites or scratches you, you may be at risk for cat scratch fever, which leads to swollen lymph nodes, headache, fatigue, and fever. More severe symptoms include blood vessel clusters and dangerous eye conditions.
- Psittacosis or “parrot fever:” Many birds have the potential to carry the Chlamydia psittaci bacterial strain, which they can transmit to humans through scratches, bites, and contact with feathers or droppings. This condition can lead to flu-like symptoms, pneumonia, heart and liver damage, and, in some extreme cases, death.
- Allergic reactions to stinging insects: For some people, stings from bees, hornets, ants, and wasps can lead to severe allergic reactions. Hives, difficulty breathing, and anaphylactic shock are the most common reactions and can be fatal in certain cases.
- Infected bite/scratch wounds: Since pets’ mouths carry bacteria and parasites, bites and scratch wounds have the potential to become infected, sometimes having deadly consequences.
What Can a Quincy Animal Attack Lawyer Do?
Our animal attack attorneys in Quincy are indispensable allies in the pursuit of compensation following a workplace animal attack. We provide unwavering support and expertise to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve. We understand the physical and emotional toll such incidents can have on victims, their families, friends, and livelihood. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries, loss of earnings, medical expenses, and any psychological trauma you may have suffered. Our team of experienced lawyers navigate the complexities of the legal system, deal with insurance companies, and defend your case in court if necessary.
Here is a list of specific services that our attorneys offer:
- Case Evaluation: We offer free consultations to assess the viability of your claim.
- Legal Advice: We provide guidance on each stage of the legal process, advising you on the best course of action.
- Representation: Our attorneys represent you in negotiations with insurance companies and in court, if necessary.
- Documentation: We help gather and prepare all necessary documents related to your case, such as medical records and incident reports.
- Communication: We handle all communication with the other parties involved, including insurance companies and the party at fault.
- Calculation of Damages: Our team will help calculate the full extent of your damages to ensure you seek appropriate compensation.
- Emotional Support: We understand the emotional distress that comes with such incidents and provide compassionate assistance during this challenging time.
- Contingency Fee Basis: There are no upfront legal fees. We only get paid when we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
What Compensation Is Available for Animal Attacks?
If you’ve been attacked by an animal while working, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Punitive damages may also be available if there is more than just negligence, meaning there has to be proof of intent to harm or recklessness.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Firm Can Help You
The Quincy animal attack lawyers at Powers & Caccavale are experienced in dealing with animal attack cases and are dedicated to maximizing your workers’ compensation benefits. If you or someone you love was attacked while on the job, contact us to help get your life back on track.
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