Animal Attack Compensation Claims

Gain Compensation For Your Injuries

Being attacked by an animal can be a terrifying experience, leading to serious injuries and even death in some cases. Injuries can include severe bites to the face, eyes, arms and legs causing scarring and other permanent physical damage.

In some cases the sheer force of an animal hitting you can result in broken limbs, bone and brain injuries.

As well as the physical injury which is caused by an attack from a dog, a cat, a horse or any other type of animal, such an attack can also lead to serious psychological effects, including a long-term fear of animals for some people – and even fear about visiting public places where animals may be found.

If you have suffered as a result of an animal attack, you may wish to speak to a personal injury compensation solicitor with experience in making successful animal attack compensation claims.

Call 0333 577 9000, for free, professional legal advice.

Or read on for more information about making a claim for animal attack compensation.

Common Injury Claims Involving Animals

Most injury compensation claims involving animals are due to dog attacks. Dog attacks are an increasing problem in our society with several high profile cases during 2009/2010 involving children as well as adults.

If you have suffered as a result of a dog attack we can help you to claim compensation for your injury.

We can deal with:

  • Dog Attack Mauling Compensation
  • Pitbull Attack Claims
  • Dog Bite Compensation
  • Vicious Dog Attack Compensation

As well as dog attack claims we can help with all types of animal injury compensation claims, including:

  • Cat Injury Compensation
  • Injuries From Birds
  • Ferrets and Rat Injury Claims
  • Injuries From Rare Animals
  • Fox Attack Compensation Claims
  • Horse Riding Accident Compensation

We have helped many victims of animal attacks gain the compensation they deserve and we can help you too.

If you would like some free, impartial advice on claiming compensation for an animal attack injury why not speak to an experienced legal advisor today?

Animal Attacks And The Law

If you have been bitten by a dog while out walking you may be able to claim compensation for the suffering caused: as well as any expenses, including medical expenses and loss of earnings.

However, dog and other animal accident claims can be quite complex when it comes to deciding who the compensation claim should be lodged against. Should it be the owner who you claim compensation against or the person responsible for the land where the animal attack took place? What if the dog is a stray or you cannot locate the owner?

The matter is further complicated because owners do not always have insurance cover for their dogs under a third party dog insurance policy.

Help is at hand.

Your solicitor may pursue your claim for animal attack compensation via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Scheme (CICA) or via Public Liability Insurance if the attack took place on public or private property.

But the matter is complicated.

There is a period of intense debate right now about animal attacks, and especially dog attacks and compensation in the UK, with the law looking likely to change. As of 2010 there are plans to scrap the Dangerous Dogs Act which outlaws certain breeds but has largely been seen as ineffectual; and there may be new solutions to claiming compensation for animal attacks around the corner.

All of which means that if you have been injured by a dog or another type of animal and wish to claim personal injury compensation you should speak to a legal expert to gain up-to-date legal advice before considering any compensation offer.

In fact, it is vital you speak to a solicitor with experience in this area of compensation law ASAP following your injury.

Call 0333 577 9000.