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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 Injury Claims


    One of the most common types of claims that people will go to court for are animal injury claims.  These claims are any type of harm that was inflicted by some kind of animal directly or because of an action that an animal took.

    The most common kind of this type of injury is for dog attacks and bites. But other types of violence from domestic animals other than animals, injuries from zoo animals, or accidents that were caused by an animal in the road.  Here are some common questions that people ask about these kinds of claims.

    Why make animal injury claims?

    If you’ve suffered a physical injury because an animal attack, it may lead to time off from your job in order to recover. This can also seriously impact the way that you are able to earn money.

    Serious injuries and bites can also require some extensive treatments which mean more medical bills. If an animal caused damage to property or vehicle it will need to have repairs done to it.  This is going to mount up, making a big dent in your money.  When you ought to be focusing on your recovery you might be worried about the financial problems.

    These attacks also can leave long-lasting and deeply traumatic psychological wounds. If you need it, counseling doesn’t come cheap.

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    How do I make animal injury claims?

    There are claim specialists just for these kinds of claims. You can find a lot of solicitors who are online to help you with making your claim or you can talk to someone who has used a solicitor in the past for a similar problem.

    Keep in mind that your solicitor is going to need all of the information about the attack and any evidence that you can provide regarding what happened. Keep all of your receipts and information about your doctors’ appointments as evidence.  If the case goes to court, you’re going to need it.

    Receiving compensation for your animal injury claims

    The compensation amount you’re awarded is going to depend on your injury that you suffered in the attack. It’s also going to depend on the after-effects.  The last thing that you should do is believe a solicitor who says he can get you a certain amount for your injuries before they see you and talk with you. Every case is different and they will not truly know until they have all of the information.

    When you have to file an animal injury claim, one of the things that you might want to do is to get a solicitor to help you with your case.  To help you speed up this process of finding the right solicitor, we at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with finding the right solicitor for your case.

    We are always available by phone and we can help you with finding someone that can represent you in your case.  Just call us and we’ll give you some information about great solicitors for you.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 9th December 2012

    Author: David Brown

    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.

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