Animal injuries claims settlements
Animal injuries can occur under a range of circumstances. For example, they may be sustained as a result of working with animals or visiting premises where animals are kept. Anyone who owns or holds responsibility for an animal is obliged to keep it under control in order to avoid injuries to others. If they fail to do so and an accident occurs, they may have to pay out compensation.
How much could I receive by way of animal injuries claims settlements?
The amount of compensation awarded to you will depend on the circumstances of your personal injury. When awarding compensation, your individual circumstances and financial losses will be assessed. There are therefore two main elements to an animal accident compensation award. The first, known as general damages, is designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced and for any loss of amenity, such as an inability to carry out everyday chores or drive a vehicle.
The second, known as special damages, is designed to compensate you for your losses and expenses. It aims to ensure you do not lose out financially. Special damages are awarded based on the receipts you have kept for expenditures relating to your personal injury.
Do I need to provide evidence of my injuries?
When making animal injuries claims, you must show that the person you are making claims against should have safeguarded you from harm and that the injuries you sustained were caused by their negligence. You should therefore provide as much evidence as possible, including details of any witnesses to the animal attack and photographs of your injuries. You must also keep detailed records of any medical treatment you have received and receipts for any injury-related expenses you have incurred. Your solicitor will use this information to advise you on the best way to proceed with your case.
How do I make animal injuries claims?
If you wish to make animal injuries claims, you must obtain prompt legal advice. You can do this by phoning our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or by using our 30-second compensation calculator. If we believe you are eligible to seek compensation, we will pass your case onto our experienced team of animal injury lawyers, who will be able to provide you with expert assistance.
It is important to remember that you will only be able to make animal injuries claims if your injuries were sustained within the last three years. Do not delay – contact Accident Advice Helpline today to discuss your case.
We will ensure you receive the maximum animal injuries claims settlements for your claim.
Date Published: 25th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell