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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

    Compensation for being injured by farm animals


    It’s easy to think that farm animals are harmless, and for the most part, they are. But if they feel threatened or anxious, farm animals such as cattle and pigs can attack, seemingly for no reason, and you could be injured by farm animals if this happens. We can help you claim compensation if you’ve been injured and somebody else is to blame. We specialise in personal injury claims and have years of experience helping members of the public claim compensation for accidents that involved negligence.

    Farmers have a responsibility to ensure that their animals are under control, so if you’ve been injured by farm animals we’ll need to know about the circumstances surrounding your accident. Perhaps you were trampled by sheep or cows whilst using a public footpath? Maybe sheep which were not fenced in ran into the road and caused your car accident and subsequent injury. Or maybe you were crossing a field with cattle and their calves when a herd suddenly attacked you. It’s important to establish who is to blame for your accident, as farmers should carry out risk assessments and ensure that animals are not putting members of the public at risk.

    Will my claim be successful?

    We can’t answer that until we know exactly what happened, but because we work on a 100% no win, no fee** basis, we’ll only help you if there is a good chance your claim will be successful – so you don’t need to worry about paying expensive upfront fees. If somebody else is to blame for your accident; for example if a farmer let a bull roam free or kept it in a field close to a public footpath with no warning signs displayed and it attacked you, then you could claim personal injury compensation. The amount you’ll receive will depend on how severe your injuries are and how they have impacted your life, and we’ll take into account any financial losses too. So if you’ve taken time off work to recover and are struggling to pay your mortgage, speak to our team of expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice today.

    Is it time to claim?

    There’s a three-year time limit in place for all personal injury claims, so it’s wise to move quickly when it comes to making a claim. But we will never push you into a decision and when you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. Remember that if somebody else is liable for your accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer physically, emotionally and financially.

    Date Published: May 31, 2015

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    Author: Rob Steen

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