A few of the Aberdeenshire claims that we deal with every year here at Accident Advice Helpline are as a result of people being injured by animals or catching diseases (known as zoonotic diseases) from them. If the blame for the injury or illness can be laid at some else’s doorstep, the injury victim has a legal and moral right to claim compensation.
Injuries from animals can happen anywhere, anytime. Some of the most infamous injuries are those caused by dogs that attack and maim children. Other places that injuries caused by animals frequently happen are farms and zoos, but they can happen at other events and venues too; at things like horse race meetings and cattle markets.
Aberdeenshire claims for injuries caused by animals
The one thing that all Aberdeenshire claims for injuries caused by animals must have in common is that the blame must lie with someone other than the injury victim. Other important factors that will go into weighing up whether or not a claim is valid include the fact that the injury victim needs to have received medical attention for the injury sustained, and that the incident must have occurred within the past three years. Of course these rules don’t only apply to Aberdeenshire claims, they are the same for claims originating anywhere in the country that involve injuries caused by animals.
When compensation awards are made for personal injuries, several factors should be taken into account. These include the nature and severity of the injury, the circumstances in which the injury was sustained, any lasting effects that injury may have on the injury victim’s life and any loss of earnings or costs that the injury brought about. A quick way of finding out how much compensation could be awarded for just the injury itself is by taking the 30-second test here on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
If there are any other costs to be taken into consideration these will be dealt with separately by the solicitor allocated to your case, and the total amount of compensation awarded will be amended accordingly.
Accident Advice Helpline cover all claims with a no-win no-fee guarantee
If you are in any doubt about attempting to claim compensation for an injury caused by an animal and you are holding back because you’re not certain that your claim will be successful, then you can take some peace of mind from fact that we here at Accident Advice Helpline cover all the claims we handle with our no-win no-fee guarantee. This means that if your claim should fail for any reason, you will not have to pay our legal fees.
If you’d like to know more about this you can find out the answers to your questions by talking to a member of our customer support team. You can call them on our free helpline service by dialling 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline. We provide another number to call if you wish to use your mobile. The number is 0333 500 0993, and charges may vary.
All personal injury claims should be registered as soon after the injury you sustain as possible, so you are strongly advised to call us today with a view to launching your claim.
Date Published: 16th June 2014