Although workers’ compensation claims often involve injuries sustained due to falling objects and other hazards, employees working in all types of industries are vulnerable to almost any type of injury. Our experienced legal team at Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, has handled many cases involving animal attacks and can help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries.
A worker who has been injured in an animal attack on the job is entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim, which should cover medical bills, a portion of lost wages and other damages. However, the owner of the animal or property owner where the attack occurred may be liable as well.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. About 800,000 require medical attention and some even result in death, but dogs are not the only animals that can cause serious injury. Attacks by other types of pets and wild animals also can result in injuries and/or illness that may require ongoing medical treatment such as broken bones, lacerations, rabies or other infections.
Certain workers face a higher risk of from animal attacks than others, including:
- Veterinary professionals
- Zookeepers and workers
- Pet store employees
- Animal trainers
- Delivery people
- Home health care workers
- Agricultural and farm workers
- Construction and maintenance workers
If you have suffered an animal attack injury or illness at work, holding the responsible parties accountable with a third-party injury lawsuit can help to ensure you receive adequate compensation for damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, diminished quality of life and more.
Contact Our Experienced Animal Attack Attorneys in New Jersey
At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we understand how traumatic and stressful the effects of animal attacks can be. Our skilled and compassionate legal team is committed to helping you recover just compensation for your injuries and will work hard to ensure you receive the care and compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call 732-936-9901 for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.