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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Animal attacks on humans

    Animal attacks on humans

    Have you been attacked by an animal?

    Animal attacks on humans are more common than you might think. Thanks to media coverage, we’re all aware that, from time to time, dogs and other domestic pets can cause real harm to humans. Serious dog bites cause wounds which can lead to long-term scarring; what’s more, dog bites can become infected, potentially causing serious illnesses, including tetanus.

    Physical and psychological effects

    In addition to dog bites, there are other, less common types of animal attacks on humans, which can also have distressing long and short term consequences. Although such cases are rare, animal attacks and other incidents in farm parks and zoos can cause physical harm and emotional trauma. In the countryside, too, farm animals can present a potential risk to walkers if they are not securely penned in.

    Infection risk

    Some animals such as cows and sheep carry a number of diseases, meaning that there is a high risk of infection following an animal attack. Those who have been harmed as a result of an attack by an animal may be entitled to compensation.

    Animal attacks on humans: advice for victims

    Animal attacks on humans can be upsetting for victims and their families. Understandably, those who have been involved in this kind of incident can often feel vulnerable and may be worried about making a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a highly regarded compensation provider with a team of sympathetic professional advisers who specialise in dealing with personal injury claims.

    Peace of mind

    Talking your situation through with AAH should offer you the peace of mind you need as you explore the possibility of claiming compensation. The patient, friendly personal injury advisers at AAH work 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and are always on hand to discuss your case in the strictest confidence on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

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    Making a claim

    From trips and slips in the work place to more unusual incidents such as animal attacks on humans, AAH can help you to claim compensation if you’ve been involved in an accident where someone else was at fault. The team will be able to advise you on whether your case qualifies for compensation and quickly calculate the possible value of a compensation claim.

    No win, no fee

    Even if you have a valid case for compensation, you will not be obliged to go ahead with your claim if you are not 100% happy with the procedure; if you do decide to go ahead, rest assured that AAH operates on a no win, no fee basis, making the process as stress-free as possible.

    Date Published: 25th July 2013

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.