Leptospirosis is a severe infection which can occur as a result of coming into contact with Leptospira bacteria. It is also known as Weil’s Disease and is quite rare in the UK. This disease usually affects animals, but it can be transmitted to humans if an infected organism enters the body. For example, if a person who has cuts and abrasions on the skin comes into contact with water that has been contaminated by an infected animal’s urine, the person can contract leptospirosis.
Although the disease is rare in the UK, there are some occupations where workers are at an increased risk of contracting it. Occupations where workers can be exposed to the leptospira bacteria include veterinarians, farmers, pet shop owners, meat handlers, agricultural workers, plumbers, sewer workers, military troops and coal miners.
Leptospirosis causes a general illness which can lead to hepatitis dysfunction. Some of the common symptoms of leptospirosis include:
- Muscle pains
- Abdominal pain
Making A Claim
If you have contracted leptospirosis as a result of your working condition, we can help you make a claim.
Our solicitors have vast experience in handling such claims and we can also help you secure substantial compensation. If you have a viable claim, we will handle it using a risk free no win no fee service.
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