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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Bitten by a snake in a reptile centre?

    Bitten by a snake in a reptile centre?

    When out and about in public, you may expect to have a few slips, trips and falls in your lifetime, but every so often, an incident occurs that you just won’t have been expecting.

    On your recent trip to the reptile centre, if one of the creatures on site harmed you, you may be eligible to pursue a public liability claim.

    How can I claim against a snake?

    It is right to say the incident that occurred was no fault of your own. When you visit a public place, such as a reptile centre, the owner/s of the establishment have a duty of care to both employees and the general public.

    They are also legally required to obtain public liability insurance to ensure they are covered in cases where a member of the public is harmed due to the fault of their business.

    Regardless of whether you purchased an item from the reptile centre, you are still a customer and on the premises, therefore, your health and safety is in the hands of the company.

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    When you sustain an injury or other affliction, which causes you upset, trauma, injury or daily pain, you have a right to claim compensation against the company for the harm you have suffered.

    What will I need to claim?

    If you do decide to put forward your case to claim personal injury compensation, it is, first and foremost, worthwhile using Accident Advice Helpline’s online compensation calculator to ensure that you have a valid case.

    Take photographs of the incident in the reptile centre that caused your injury and also take some shots, if possible, of the injury you have incurred.

    Where possible, take down the details of members of the general public who are willing to give their account of the incident.

    When using a compensation provider, such as Accident Advice Helpline, it is unlikely that you will need to attend court. You may be required to attend a medical – it is important to keep records of the medical attention you have received.

    Working on a no win, no fee basis, Accident Advice Helpline ensures your case is with a suitable legal representative, streamlining the legal process and taking the pressure off the claimant completely.

    Want to know more?

    Speak with a specialist today – Accident Advice Helpline offers a 24/7 service for your convenience on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: December 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.