ANIMAL ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
If you’ve been attacked or injured by an animal, please call us today on 0161 207 2020 to see if you can make a claim for compensation.
We are a nation of animal lovers, however for reasons outside of our control, we may find ourselves the victim of an injury caused by a domestic pet or a farm animal. If you have been bitten, kicked or sustained any form of injury from an animal, that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to animal accident compensation.
Our experienced solicitors are here to help you recover compensation and a sense that justice has been done.
How We Can Help You Claim Compensation For An Animal Accident
Our experienced team has represented clients in animal attack claims for over 40 years.
We have successfully claimed compensation for our clients in a variety of circumstances, including:
- pedestrians knocked over by large dogs in public places
- serious and aggressive unprovoked dog attacks causing life changing physical injuries and psychological injuries
- a student falling off a horse at a riding school sustaining a serious back injury
- a young girl kicked in the stomach by a horse in a field
- a young man attacked by a police dog
- victims of road traffic accidents caused by animals in the road.
In any situation, an injury caused by an animal can often be a terrifying and traumatic experience for the person involved, which can leave both physical and psychological scars.
All animal owners, whether they own pets, livestock or working animals have a duty of care to the public and their staff to ensure the animal will not cause harm or injury. It is the owner’s responsibility to keep their pet or animal trained, safe and under control and it is often the case that aggressive behaviour in an animal is the owner’s fault. It is important that the nature and needs of animals are respected and the risks appreciated, nevertheless. If you have sustained an injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim for compensation.
I have been delighted with the performance of my solicitor at Ralli Solicitors, Farhanah Ismail, her professional approach to my case and indeed patience in dealing with my case was excellent.
Mr Foster, Exbourne – April 2015
What To Do If An Animal Attacks You
To assist and improve your chances of success, you should try to take as many of the following steps as soon as possible. This will ensure our team of experts have as much information as possible to start building your case.
- Identify the owner of the animal.
- Report the incident to the police and keep a record of your crime or accident reference number. By doing this you are potentially preventing your experience from happening to anybody else.
- Keep a photographic record of your injuries and/or scarring.
- Note down the details of any witnesses that were present and confirm that they would be happy for us to contact them if necessary.
- Find out if the same animal has attacked anyone else.
- Ensure you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Keep receipts as evidence if you are claiming back medical bills or travel expenses.
- Contact our team of experts on 0161 207 2020.
Even if you can’t take all of the steps above, you should still contact us, as we may be able to help you. We will investigate all of the accident circumstances on your behalf, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of succeeding in your animal accident compensation claim.
Our expert solicitors can help you not only claim animal accident compensation for your pain and suffering, but also help with obtaining private medical treatment for both your physical and emotional injuries. We can also support you to access counselling to assist you in recovering from your terrifying ordeal; helping you to rebuild your former confidence.
Animal injuries often fall under the Animals Act 1971. This piece of legislation was designed to govern damage inflicted by animals. This is especially so for any dangerous species, or if the circumstances meet particular conditions, for example, if there was negligence, or perhaps the owner had provoked the animal to cause attack. The law surrounding animal attack claims is complex, so you need to speak to solicitors who have the legal knowledge and experience required to handle such cases with professionalism and sensitivity.
Our aim is to work hard to recover the cost of your accident and secure the compensation you deserve for your suffering, whilst you take the time to get better.
How To Make An Animal Accident Compensation Claim
If your animal attack was the result of another person’s negligence, then there is a very good chance that you’ll be entitled to claim animal accident compensation, and our dedicated personal injury solicitors will provide the expertise and experience to help you.
There are strict time limits for starting an animal accident compensation claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the date of the accident or date of knowledge of the negligence. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of friendly personal injury solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.
We will evaluate your case and let you know quickly whether it is worth pursuing a no win no fee claim. We will also arrange any help and support that you may need. We will contact the animal owner on your behalf and conduct further investigations to hopefully reach a positive outcome for you and your family.
Please call us on 0161 207 2020 to arrange a free consultation or contact us online using our dedicated claims form.