Accidents involving animals may have resulted from an “escape”, whereby the animal then causes an accident, or the animal may attack and directly cause an injury. Owners of animals are under a duty to comply with relevant legislation and they are responsible for keeping their animals under control and ensuring that they do not cause injury to others. If you have suffered injury as a result of inadequate supervision of an animal or the negligent behaviour of an owner or keeper, then you may have a claim for compensation.
Common examples of situations which may lead to a claim are:
- Horse-riding or horse-handling accidents
- Animal bite injuries
- Injuries from a dog attack
- Crushing or trampling injuries from larger animals
- Injuries from escaped or unruly animals
- Injuries as a spectator at an animal show
Often injuries caused by animals can lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement together with psychological injuries.
As this area of the law is complex, it is vital that you consult a Solicitor with this necessary expertise. If we advise that you have a potential claim for compensation, we will build your personal injury case, gathering documentation in support of your financial losses and utilising the services of experienced medical experts to enable us to ensure that you are maximally compensated for your injuries.
We are able to offer a “No Win No Fee Agreement” in relation to this type of claim, which will give you peace of mind in relation to the cost of bringing the claim, in the event that the claim unfortunately fails.