A lawyer has started proceedings for a compensation claim resulting from serious injuries she suffered while on holiday in Zambia. According to reports she received abdominal injuries when the animal allegedly attacked her while she was on a walking safari organised by a business in the South Luangwa National Park. The safari injury compensation claim is said to amount to more than £300,000, although it has yet to be formally heard and decided upon. The claim covers the injuries suffered by the woman and also covers the psychological effects suffered by her partner, who witnessed the alleged attack take place.
Could you claim safari injury compensation if you have been injured on holiday?
Safaris give people the opportunity to see the so-called Big Five animals – the lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo. These animals are all extremely dangerous but safari tours are generally organised and arranged to enable you to see the animals up close without being in any real danger.
Every year thousands of people go on these safaris and they enjoy a great time and return home without injury. However, there is always the potential that accidents can happen and if you are unlucky enough to suffer an injury in this way it is wise to remember you have three years in which to bring a claim against those who may be responsible. You must be able to prove that the incident was someone else’s fault and to have evidence as such.
AAH is here to provide expert help and advice
As you can see it is imperative to get proper legal advice if you think you are in a position to claim for compensation as a consequence of being injured on a safari. This is why we recommend you contact Accident Advice Helpline for more advice concerning a potential no win, no fee* claim. Our well-trained staff can help you with no-obligation advice, enabling you to seek the best outcome and potentially compensation as well. With the experience we are well-positioned to provide the advice you need, as well as supporting you through the entire claims process. Contact us now by calling our free 24/7 enquiry line and see whether you are in a position to make a claim for any injuries you have suffered within the time limit. AAH is always here to support and advise you.
Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown