You could make a pet attack claim today if you have been injured by an animal during the last three years. Seeking compensation for the physical and psychological impact of a pet attack is your right if someone else was to blame.
Accident Advice Helpline can secure a compensation package that covers the damages associated with your injuries. Our expert solicitors work diligently to maximise compensation for all of our clients. To receive help with your case as well, call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an animal attack, then the owner of the pet is likely to be liable provided they had prior knowledge of the dangers the animal posed to the general public. There have been numerous high profile cases in the United Kingdom where toddlers and children have suffered injuries due to being mauled by dogs.
Recent statistics show that almost 20 per cent of people hospitalised by dog bites are under the age of 9. The safety of young people is always of the utmost importance, so pet owners have an increased duty of care when their pets are near children.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 outlawed several breeds including the Pit Bull Terrier and Japanese Tosa. All breeds of dog can be dangerous in certain situations, so pet owners must always be vigilant. A dog owner is liable if they knew about or should have known about the risks their dog posed to others. We can make a no win, no fee claim on your behalf if you were bitten or attacked by a pet and it was due to the negligence of a third party.
Common pet attack injuries range from cuts and bruises, to more severe wounds, and even fatalities. The amount of compensation you can claim for will depend on your injuries and the impact it has had on your life. For example, if you have been scarred for life or need round the clock care due to your injuries then it is likely that you will be owed a sizeable amount of compensation. To determine your best options, speak to one our friendly advisors.
Our expert solicitors will need evidence to support your pet attack compensation claim. To help us, we suggest that you report the accident to the local council or police as soon as possible after the accident.
You should also try and find out who the owner of the pet is and where they live. A history of the pet’s behaviour and knowledge of prior attacks will also help us to maximise compensation.
You can also claim if you were at work and you were attacked by a pet. For example, if you deliver parcels, work as a plumber or electrician, or visit properties as a part of your job, then you could make a personal injury compensation claim. Use our online compensation calculator now to see whether you are eligible.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown