Animal Injury Compensation
What’s My Claim Worth successfully deal with claims as a result of injuries caused by animals. The injury could have been caused by a kick, bite or even a sting. If you have sustained an injury caused by an animal which was not your fault then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Animal claims are generally difficult to deal with, as it is difficult to establish why an animal may have reacted in a certain way. But animal owners are under a duty to ensure that their animals do not cause injury to others and are therefore to some extent responsible for that animal’s behaviour. Owners should take their responsibility seriously, thus they will have to make sure they retain control of the animal or that the animal is properly restrained.
If you have been attacked by an animal then it will be necessary to show that the animal had shown a pattern of dangerous characteristics or incidents, and that after becoming aware of these incidents the owner did not respond by taking action to stop any future possibility of this.
A common cause of injury is when animals strays onto a public highway, if it can be shown that the owner had failed to maintain a secure and safe environment for all road users, then you may be able to make a claim. In a recent case a group of young girls were on a riding lesson, when one horse kicked out and connected with one of the girls. She suffered a severe cut and bruising to the lower leg. This involved immediate hospital treatment and subsequent follow ups to her GP. One of the main aspects of the claim was that the horse had been known to kick out previously; therefore the owner should have been much more aware and should have restricted the animal from causing injury.
We understand that the injuries that you have suffered can have severe consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.
If you have had an injury caused by an animal that was not your fault, try our ‘Calculate my claim’ feature on the right side of this page to see what your claim may be worth, or, call 0800 025 0000 to speak to a member of our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.