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Treating animal attack injuries


Treating animal attack injuries can be traumatic, depending on how the injury was sustained. If you have been the victim of an animal attack, you need to seek urgent medical attention. But a successful compensation claim can help you receive justice for your trauma.


The differences of treating animal attack injuries

Treating animal attack injuries are, in a large way, similar to treating any other injury. But in the case of animal attack injuries, the doctor will take account of the way in which you were attacked. For example, if you were attacked by a dog or a farm animal and suffered a bite or puncture wound, the doctor may be looking for signs of potential tetanus infections and may treat you appropriately. Or if you may have been exposed to an infectious disease, your doctor may run additional tests, particularly if the animal’s saliva or blood was involved.

In many other respects, the treatment of animal attack injuries is similar to other physical injuries. An open wound or bite will be treated to enable healing, lack of infection and scar reduction. A crush or broken bone, as can happen in a trampling accident with cattle, will be treated to give the best chance of recovery to your bones and muscles.

But what about the mental and emotional trauma you have suffered? In an animal attack, the mental trauma can be the most difficult aspect to recover from, in the long term.


Recovering from the trauma of an animal attack

Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been supporting a full range of accident and injury claims for more than 15 years. So we understand just how angry, upset, traumatised and hurt you can feel after an accident that was not your fault. But we know that in the case of an animal attack, the long-term impact can be even more dramatic. You may experience phobia, insomnia, depression and anxiety as a result of your ordeal.

We believe that you deserve to receive compensation that can help you make your recovery. Compensation can enable you to receive the treatment you need for your long term mental trauma, as well as your physical recovery. If you have been left with pain or disfigurement, compensation can help you counteract this to some degree. Most of all, compensation can help you to feel that someone has been held accountable for the distress they have caused.

To talk to us about how to claim the compensation you are owed, call us today on 0800 689 5659.