Sometimes animals attack human beings for no reason at all. If you have been bitten or attacked by an animal and you did nothing to provoke the attack then you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries. At Accident Advice Helpline we have worked with many victims who have suffered animal bites to various parts of the body and we have helped these people claim compensation for these injuries. Recently we helped customers claim compensation for ear bites.
How to get compensation for an ear bite
A bite to the ear can be minor or sometimes very serious but either way it is always painful and distressing. This is why if you have suffered injuries it is vital that you claim compensation for ear bite.
The ear is crucial to our ability to hear and it also helps our balance. Damage to this area can affect both our hearing and our ability to walk or drive. Many people who suffer a bite to the ear can experience further damage to their ears and other long term effects once the initial bite wound has healed. When the ear is torn or damaged in some way in some cases it can lead to loss of hearing, partial or full, in one or both ears.
There are three parts to the ear. The outside, the bit we see, called the pinna; the middle ear which contains the eardrum and three bones; and the inner ear, a small area called the cochlea. Damage to the internal structures from noise or puncturing can cause deafness and ringing in the ears called tinnitus.
Ear damage and scarring
Many claims for ear damage are for the resulting scarring. In general terms, females obtain more compensation for scarring than do males. If there are psychological problems resulting from the injury, this again will tend to increase the award.
For the most severe scarring, where the cosmetic effect is disfiguring and the psychological results severe cash compensation awards would be much higher.
If you have suffered an ear bite from an animal and wish to make a compensation for an ear bite claim then please speak to Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us, or if you prefer please use our online 30-second test.
If you are not entirely sure if you are eligible and want to check before you make the first call to Accident Advice Helpline, then why not check out our compensation calculator, also called the 30-second test.
This is on the website to help claimants find out if they qualify. As the name suggests, it will only take you 30 seconds and can help you to decide if you are eligible or not. If you are, then why not make the free call today?
Call us from the comfort of your own home for free and let’s see if we can get the compensation claim process started for you and help you on your road to recovery.
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.