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Streptococcus Suis Claims

Streptococcus suis is a gram positive bacterium endemic in countries which have an extensive pig industry.  The disease caused by the bacterium is zoonotic meaning that it can be transmitted to humans from pigs.  If you come into contact with the meat or carcasses of infected pig, you can easily contract the disease.  Basically, the infection can make its way into the human body through abrasions and cuts on the skin. Fortunately, the cases in humans are quite rare.

But, if you have been infected with Streptococcus suis at work, it may be possible for you to make Streptococcus suis claims.

There are a number of occupations where workers may be at an increased risk of becoming infected with Streptococcus suis.  These occupations include:

  • Slaughterhouse workers
  • Pig breeders
  • Pork butchers

Common Symptoms

Streptococcus suis can cause many different types of clinical diseases including meningitis.  Meningitis is a life threatening disease.  Some of the other outcomes of the infection include arthritis, endocartis, deafness, pneumonia and septicaemia.  Most of these symptoms can be treated with antibiotics.

Claiming For Compensation

If you work in an industry where you are required to handle meat or carcass of pigs and if you have been exposed to the infection, we can help you make a compensation claim.

However, in order for your claim to be successful, it must be established that your employer had been negligent towards your health and safety.  Your claim can be successful if you are able to prove that you were not provided with suitable equipment or protection.

If your employer had failed to take the necessary steps to protect you from the disease, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your losses.

Contact Us Today

Why not discuss your case with a member of our team today.

If you believe you have been infected with the disease causing bacterium, give us a call on our free telephone number and speak to one of our solicitors.

You can also fill in our quick online claim form and request a call back.

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