An animal injury is any kind of harm inflicted either directly by an animal, or as a result of an animal’s actions. Probably the most common kind of animal injury claims are those made for dog bites and attacks. However, bites or other violence from other domestic animals, injuries caused by animals at the zoo, or road traffic accidents caused by animals in the road are also grounds for making a claim. When this occurs, it is often judged that the animal’s owner should be required to pay the victims of the attack or accident financial compensation. Owning an animal (especially particular species or breeds automatically classed as ‘dangerous’) comes with many responsibilities, including taking responsibility for any harm or injury caused by your animal to other people.
Why should I make an animal injury claim?
If you have suffered physical injury as the result of an animal attack, It can result in time off work to recover, which in turn can seriously impact on your ability to earn a wage. Serious bites or injury can also incur extensive treatment that may mean additional medical bills. If the animal has caused damage to your vehicle or property, that too will have to be repaired – all of which can mount up and make a serious dent in your finances. When you should be focussing on recovery, you could be more worried about financial problems. Animal attacks can also leave deeply traumatic and long-lasting psychological wounds, and counselling isn’t cheap. Making an animal injury claim can help to cover all these eventualities.
How do I make a claim?
If you want to make an animal injury claim, our team of expert injury lawyers at Injury Lawyers 4U are here to give you the advice and guidance you need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will probably be necessary for an investigation to be made into the background and normal behaviour of the animal in question, in order to ascertain how much the owner can be held accountable.
However, it will not be the case that in every single animal injury claim every relevant condition must be filled. The intricacies of the law with regards to the liability of animal attacks can sometimes be very complicated, but our experienced solicitors will be able to give you an honest appraisal of the viability of your case, regardless of the nature of the claim. Sufficient medical evidence may also need to be established and presented.
Receiving your compensation
The final amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the extent of the personal injury you have suffered during the attack, and the extent of the after-effects. At Injury Lawyers 4U we don’t rest until you’ve received the compensation you deserve.
So, if you’ve suffered an injury caused by an animal and want to know if you can make a claim, call us today on 0845 345 4444 and talk to an expert in animal injury claims. Alternatively, fill in in the contact form found here, and we’ll call you back at your convenience.