Epping Forest accident claim solicitors
Taking a walk in the countryside is an exceptionally pleasant, and often free, way to spend a morning, afternoon or even the entire day. No matter your age there is endless fun and entertainment to be had, and some wonderful sites and views to be seen.
However, the countryside is not all idyllic panoramas or English villages. Unfortunately the countryside offers its visitors the opportunity for accident and injury as well. If you have bene injured as a result of an accident in the countryside, and think that accident may have been the fault of someone else, then please speak to the Epping Forest accident claim solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our Epping Forest accident claim solicitors can help you recover financial compensation for any personal injuries you may have sustained, no matter how serious or long term, and help redress the wrongs that have been done to you.
Accidents in the great outdoors
Accidents outside can vary greatly from those that take place either indoors, or within urban areas. With the countryside comes the risk of coming face to face with wildlife, and of course livestock. If you venture into the property of a farmer and are attacked by a member of his herd then you may think that you are not entitled to compensation – animals are after all known for being unpredictable. However, our Epping Forest accident claim solicitors would disagree and might be able to secure you compensation.
For example, if you had a right to be on the property, such as you were following a publicly signed footpath then you are not trespassing. The farmer would be well aware that people have a right to enter his land, and he must take the necessary steps to ensure that they are not put in harm’s way. If a farmer is aware that there are young calves in the field that his usually docile livestock would feel particularly protective of, to the point of aggressiveness, then he should act accordingly.
Our Epping Forest accident claim solicitors would argue that such cattle should be removed to ensure that they pose no threat or danger to members of the public. By failing to do this a farmer could be regarded as being liable for any accident that later occurred.
When it comes to establishing liability it is often the case of looking at what could have been done to prevent an accident, and trying to understand why it was not, and whose responsibility it was to ensure that it was done. Oftentimes people plead ignorance; however, this does not wash with the law.
If you are unsure whether or not someone else is liable for your accident then please contact us on our free phone helpline. Our advisors will do all they can to point you in the right direction.
Alternatively, you can take our 30 second test to find out immediately whether you are entitled to make a claim or not.
Date Published: 13th October 2014
Author: David Brown