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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 injuries caused by animals

    One minute you are walking across the park, and the next minute you have been bitten by a dog. This type of incident happens all too frequently and the results can be very serious indeed. As well as the pain from the injury itself, you are at risk from infection and the mental side-effects could stay with you for years.

    What is classed as an animal injury?

    Being bitten by a dog is only one of many types of animal inflicted injuries that we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline. You may have been kicked by a horse or perhaps even a cat has scratched your face.

    The point is that all of these animals are the responsibility of their owners and if they had been paying sufficient attention to their pets, you would not have been injured. Although it may be obvious that you have been injured by the animal, the claim procedure is usually less than straightforward.

    You need to speak to the best in the business when there is an element of doubt, and that means calling us at Accident Advice Helpline.

    Can I claim for animal injuries?

    If you have been bitten by a dog, the most usual scenario, you may need to prove that it already has a history of similar behaviour. The owners may be less than happy to provide this information, but our experts have been dealing with this type of investigation since 2000.

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    If you are unfortunate enough to be injured by an animal, you should inform the owner and seek medical advice as soon as possible. Call us at accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 freephone number and we will soon put your mind at rest.

    Just remember that you have been injured through no fault of your own and the animal owner has probably displayed negligence regarding their animal.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline

    Our animal injury compensation lawyers are on hand to help you to claim what is rightfully yours. We always work on a 100% no win no fee basis and we will try and get as much compensation for you as possible.

    You will rarely need to attend court as most claims are settled over the phone. We use a 30-second claims calculator to assess whether or not your case seems viable. We take out all of the stress and will make your claim as quick and painless as possible.

    Date Published: October 19, 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.

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