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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

    Camping accidents: Dangerous livestock


    Due to the nature of camping, it is likely that, at times, you will be nearby to livestock such as horses, cows and sheep. While these farm animals do not pose a direct threat to countryside holidaymakers, if you do sustain an injury because of dangerous livestock you may be able to claim compensation for your camping-related injury.

    Claiming travel accident compensation for dangerous livestock

    While most farm animals will not intentionally attack humans or cause them any harm, they still pose a significant risk to nearby campers. Farmers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their farm animals are kept in a safe area, and that the farm owner and their workers enforce this confinement.

    If you sustain an injury due to wandering dangerouos livestock while on a camping holiday in the UK, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. It is imperative that you can prove that you were not responsible for the injury you incurred. For example, you must not have been in the animal’s confined area and the animals must not have been baited.

    What do I need to claim compensation for my camping accident?

    There are a number of documents that can strengthen your case, these include, but are not limited to:

    • Photographs of the incident, including the farm animals that caused your accident
    • Photographs of your injury
    • A record of medical attention received because of your injury
    • The name, address and telephone number of any witnesses willing to provide an account of the accident
    • Your written, objective statement of events

    How do I process my claim for compensation?

    Camping injuries caused by dangerous livestock can be extremely painful and distressing. Rather than dealing with the legalities of a compensation case single-handedly following your camping accident, it is advisable to seek advice from a legal firm.

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    The law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, will assign your case to one of their legal representatives. On a no-win, no-fee basis, Accident Advice Helpline process your claim, ensuring that you do not have a penny to pay unless your claim is successful.

    With 13 years’ experience and a team of dedicated solicitors on hand, Accident Advice Helpline are expert in dealing with personal injury claims, taking the stress out of legal proceedings for claimants. Although you may be required to attend a medical, cases are often dealt with via phone with no need for claimants to attend court. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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