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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."

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    Snakebite accident claim

    Making a snakebite accident claim for compensation is a simple process with Accident Advice Helpline. If an exotic animal has bitten you while you were enjoying a day out with the family at a safari park or zoo, then you could make a personal injury claim if the negligence of a third party contributed to the accident. There is a three-year deadline for claims, and medical staff must have treated you at the time of the accident. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible, ring our free, 24-hour helpline for expert advice.

    Snakebites are a rare occurrence, but if you have been injured then it is likely that a person such as a zoo or safari park employee has failed to correctly implement health and safety procedures to protect the public from harm. Any cages or guardrails must offer sufficient protection from snakes and there must be a system in place to ensure that they do not escape. If a snake has bitten you and there were no signs warning you and your family about the dangers, then we can make a personal injury claim on your behalf.

    A personal injury claim can compensate for the loss of amenity and general pain and suffering after an accident. The amount you receive will be dependent on numerous factors including the severity of your injuries, how long it will take you to make a full recovery and the rehabilitation required. You may also receive a larger compensation package if you need long-term medical treatment or round-the-clock care.

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    A snakebite accident claim can also cover special damages. These damages include expenses such as counselling, travel expenses for visits to the hospital and damage to personal items. If your injury has forced you to take time off work for more than six months, then you can claim for a loss of future salary or pension. Every case is different, so the best way of finding out what may be owed to you is to get in touch with an advisor by calling our free 24-hour helpline, 0800 180 4123 from a landline.

    The safari park, zoo or other organisation that is liable for your injuries will pay the compensation. They are likely to be covered by insurance, so you should never worry about the financial impact of a claim on a third party. You should always concentrate on how a claim will help your and your family.

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    Our expert solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis so it is even easier for you to get started. All they require from you is information about the accident. We advise making the claim as soon as possible after the accident while the details are fresh in your mind, so you may wish to ask a family member to make the first call if you are still feeling unwell. Our solicitors will do everything they can to maximise your snakebite accident claim package and prove that a third party was at fault for your injuries.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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