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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

    The dangers of owning livestock

    There are many dangers attached to owning livestock. Though livestock animals are widely regarded as domesticated, they still pose a risk to people who work with them. People who work with bulls and cows can face significant injuries thanks to the sheer bulk of these animals. If you have been hurt by livestock due to….

    Can you catch infections if you are bitten by a pet rat?

    Many people choose to keep small mammals as pets. Having a pet can bring you lots of joy, but there are also risks involved. Sometimes, keeping a pet puts you at risk of injuries, and even the cutest looking creature may have a bite worse than its bark. Whatever kind of pet you have, it’s….

    How dangerous are false widow spiders?

    False widow spiders have been spotted by growing numbers of people over recent years. These spiders can be very dangerous, and their bites are comparable to wasp and bee stings. They are said to be one of a small number of British spider breeds that can inflict pain on humans. These spiders aren’t normally aggressive….

    Dangerous domestic animals: Rats

    When you think of domestic animals you may think cute and cuddly. However, some domestic animals can be dangerous. One of the animals that could be put into this category is rats. Why are rats dangerous? One of the main factors that make rats dangerous is their tendency to spread disease. Rats by nature can….

    Five common accidents involving the household pet

    For most people, the first thing that comes to mind when hearing ‘pet’ and ‘personal injury’ in the same sentence is a dog biting someone or someone being scratched or bitten by a cat. In reality, however, the most common accidents involving the household pet are slips, trips and falls. Accidents involving the household pet….

    Dangerous domestic animals – Chickens

    More and more people decide to adopt or buy a domestic animal to have as a pet. From cats to rabbits to lizards, these can be great for company and to spoil. However, there are many domestic animals that could be considered dangerous. Though it might not be your first thought, amongst these are chickens…..

    Difference between dangerous animals in UK and Australia

    When you think of Australia, you conjure up images of the outback, dangerous animals and deadly sea creatures, but does the UK have any venomous snakes, dangerous mammals or poisonous spiders lurking around and do you need to be on your guard when hiking in the countryside, camping out on holiday or even walking home….

    What diseases can I catch from rats?

    Rats may be cute pets to some but they are the hosts to an array of diseases. If you are injured as the result of an accident involving rats which is somebody else’s fault then you may be eligible for compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number to discuss it with one of our friendly….

    Most dangerous pets: Chameleons

    ContentsAre chameleons dangerous?Other dangers associated with chameleonsShould you seek treatment if you suffer an injury caused by a chameleon?Could compensation be paid if your injuries were caused by someone else’s chameleons?Call us today for assistanceMost people settle for a cat or a dog as a pet. In fact, it’s estimated that 24% of people in….

    Most dangerous pets: Hedgehogs

    With their somewhat cartoon-ish, cute appearance and gentle temperament, it’’s easy to think that a hedgehog would make the perfect, if slightly unusual, pet. However, looking after a hedgehog is considerably more dangerous than you might otherwise think and can lead to all kinds of accidents and personal injuries if not done properly and carefully…..

    Most dangerous pets: Lizards

    Many people choose to have exotic pets. Some people may find a python a more appealing house pet than a puppy. As a law firm with over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline know the dangers of keeping exotic pets. In this article, we examine just how dangerous….

    Most dangerous animals on a Namibian safari

    Safaris can be an exciting adventure; being able to see wild animals in their natural habitat and not cooped up in cages can be adrenaline-pumping and liberating. But as you are driving in large open spaces alongside wild animals it can also bring with it some dangers. What are the most dangerous animals on a….

    Most dangerous animals on a South African safari

    A South African safari is one of the most luxurious holidays anyone could hope to go on; a trip that most of us would consider a holiday of a lifetime and one that promises an up close and personal view of some of the most beautiful, endangered animals on the planet. Although a vacation that….

    Most dangerous animals on a Tanzanian safari

    Nothing stirs the imagination and stimulates the senses quite like a safari holiday. Tanzania is the equal of any country in the world when it comes to boasting a majestic animal kingdom. However, as with any destination where animals roam free, care needs to be taken to ensure your trip is not marred by accidents….

    Exotic pets and their danger to owners

    Almost half of UK households have a pet, according to research carried out by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. While most people in this country own cats, dogs and fish, there are some slightly more exotic species kept as pets in other parts of the world. Exotic pets may seem like a romantic and novel….

    Most dangerous animals on a Kenya safari

    The severity of an accident on holiday is usually, in some way, determined by your location. A slip or fall down some ruins in Rome, for example, is an entirely different kettle of fish to a bungee mishap in New Zealand. It is also true that, no matter how careful and conscientious you are, injuries….

    Most Dangerous Pets: German Shepherd Dog

    We all love dogs. They make us laugh, keep us company and guard us, which is probably the reason why they are collectively known as man’’s best friend. Some of us can only see the cute and cuddly aspect of our beloved pets, but we have to remember that our dogs are animals that can….

    Most dangerous pets: Spiders

    Most spiders kept as pets in the UK are tarantulas, although some enthusiasts also keep black widow spiders or other, potentially more aggressive and highly venomous, species. While the latter may require special permits and should be considered by experts only, tarantulas are fairly easy to get hold of. All too often, however, pet spider….

    Most dangerous pets: Turtles

    Kids love pets, and for many parents, getting a turtle seems to be a fairly safe, relatively carefree option. There are, however, potentially serious risks attached to keeping a turtle. Turtles and salmonella infections The most serious and in some cases potentially fatal risk attached to having a turtle is that of being infected with….

    Most dangerous pets: Crocodiles

    Before discussing the potential dangers of keeping crocodiles as pets, it is wise to consider the legal ramifications of having any kind of reptilian as a pet. To begin with, there are international trade restrictions on most crocodiles, as many of them are endangered or even critically threatened within their natural habitats. Crocodiles bred in….

    Most dangerous pets: Scorpions

    Owning an exotic and unusual pet can be something of a thrill. It is something that is different, stands out and can bring an awful lot of excitement and happiness to the house – until something goes wrong. In terms of causing personal injuries, some exotic pets are, of course, worse than others. The blind….

    Most dangerous pets: Snakes

    All pets can cause accidents whether directly or indirectly often through slips, trips and falls. However, some pets can be more dangerous than others and can cause injuries much more serious than a slip injury. One such pet which can be very dangerous is snakes. How are snakes dangerous? Depending on the breed of snake….

    Most dangerous pets: Rottweilers

    When you’re exploring your local area, staying safe is often key for many people. While we may be vigilant towards hazards that can cause slips, trips and falls, it is also advisable to be aware of issues that are out of your control, including accidents involving pets. Beyond slips, trips and falls: Run-ins with Rottweilers….

    Most dangerous pets: Boxer dog

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury law. That’s why we publish these handy guides, to share our expert knowledge on all types of accidents. In this article, we look at one of the most beloved but dangerous pets that a family….

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