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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."

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    Can I claim for a snake bite?


    If you have been bitten by a snake while on public premises, you could be wondering, ‘Can I claim for a snake bite?’ If you think that the accident was due to the negligence of a third party, then you may have grounds to make a compensation claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide legal representation if this is the case. We can secure compensation to cover factors such as pain and suffering, lost income, and medical bills. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out how we can help you.

    Am I eligible to make a claim?

    Snakes will typically only bite humans as a defence mechanism when they feel anxious or intimidated. The puncture wounds can be extremely painful and can lead to conditions such as nausea and a racing heart. You could also suffer an anaphylactic reaction, which is extremely unpleasant and potentially fatal.

    If you have suffered any of these injuries or side-effects, then you have a right to make a no win, no fee* claim if another person, organisation, or business could have prevented the accident.

    If you have visited a safari park or zoo, then it is the responsibility of staff members to ensure that you are not at risk of receiving a snake bite. They have a duty of care to the general public and must follow procedures so that the snake is housed in an appropriate cage.

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    They must also make sure that it cannot escape, and if it manages to do so somehow, have a system to catch it as soon as possible. A failure in health and safety can put people in danger. If you think that someone’s negligence led to your injuries than get in touch with us using our 24-hour free helpline.

    Keeping informed

    Our advisers are available to answer any questions you may have. For example, you may be unsure whether you are entitled to compensation, what your rights are, or how much a claim will cost. We will do our best to talk you through every aspect of your claim so you will never be in the dark.

    We can also provide you with an estimate for your claim. This figure can vary but is usually dependent on the severity of your injuries, the extent of negligence, and the long-term impact on you and your family.

    Making a successful claim

    We can make a claim against the zoo, safari park, or pet owner if you were bitten by a snake. They are likely to have an insurance policy to cover this liability, so you may get the money owed to you quicker than you thought.

    All we need to do is prove that they were at fault. Witness statements, photographs, and other accident details will provide the foundation for your claim. Our expert solicitors have extensive experience and always work diligently to maximise compensation.

    A successful claim could be the boost you need. It will enable you to recover costs and act as a means of compensation for the pain and suffering you have been through. It will also teach those at fault a lesson and improve health and safety standards in the future.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Animal attack injury claims

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