Animal attack injury claims
If you have suffered physical or psychological injuries as the result of an animal attack, you may find yourself in financial difficulty. Animal injuries can seriously affect your ability to work and may incur extensive treatment, forcing you to meet the cost of extortionate medical bills. Animal injury compensation claims can relieve your stress levels by providing you with the chance to turn your focus away from your finances and towards making a timely recovery.
Can I make a claim against any animal?
Animal attack injury claims do not have to involve domestic animals such as cats and dogs. You can make claims against the owner of any animal. However, for your claim to be successful, you must be able to prove that the animal had dangerous characteristics and that its owner failed to take steps to prevent your injuries.
What evidence do I need to provide?
When you make animal attack injury claims for compensation, you will have to provide evidence to prove your case. While we assist you in evidence gathering, it will be necessary for you to provide:
• Details of the animal attack and any injuries sustained
• Medical reports confirming your injuries
• Statements from any witnesses to the attack
• Evidence of financial losses, such as receipts from medical treatment providers and payslips showing reduced earnings
How do I make animal attack injury claims?
If you wish to make animal attack injury claims, you should contact our team of professional advisers via our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. They will be happy to talk you through the claims process and provide you with any necessary guidance.
Once you have agreed to proceed with your claim, a trained animal attack injury solicitor will look into the background and behaviour of the animal in question and determine whether its owner can be held accountable for your injuries.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation awarded to you will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of any after-effects. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will be able to provide you with an estimate of the amount of compensation you can expect to receive and we will not rest until you have won the compensation you so rightly deserve.