Animal attack personal injury claims following an incident
Animal injuries refer to injuries caused by animals or as a result of their behaviour. Animal injuries commonly derive from dog bites and attacks. However, they may also be caused by other domestic animals and animals kept in zoos and on farms.
All animal owners must ensure that their animals are kept under control and part of their responsibility covers any injuries caused by their animals. If you have sustained injuries as a result of coming into contact with an unruly animal, you may be able to seek compensation from the animal’s owner by making animal attack personal injury claims.
Why should you make animal attack personal injury claims?
After any animal injury, you will require a considerable amount of recovery time. This may affect your ability to work and as such, may reduce your income. You may also incur additional costs, such as those involved in accessing medical treatment. For these reasons, you should consider making animal injury claims to prevent potential financial losses throughout your recovery period.
How do you make animal attack personal injury claims?
To find out more about making a claim, call our helpline and speak to one of our trained advisers. Alternatively, use our 30-second compensation calculator to determine whether you qualify for compensation.
What evidence do you need to provide for animal attack personal injury claims?
Once you have decided to make an animal attack injury claim, you will need to provide evidence to prove your case. You will require details of any witnesses to the attack, photographs of your injuries and any other evidence relevant to your claim. You may also be required to attend one or more medical appointments and undergo a range of x-rays and scans, if you have not already done so. You should also keep all documentation relating to your injuries, such as pay slips detailing your lost earnings and receipts for your travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
How long does the claims process take?
The length of the claims process is dependent on a range of factors, including whether or not the animal’s owner accepts responsibility for the accident. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will explain the complexities of making animal attack injury claims in plain English and will provide you with an estimate as to the length of time it will take to resolve your claim. So call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell