Last year, well over 6,000 people received hospital treatment because of attacks by dogs, and the government have introduced new tougher laws against the owners of the animals, including longer jail sentences. This might help the victims to feel that justice has been done, but it does not help them financially with the extra expenses that will occur because of the attack.
Animal attacks are like accidents in the respect they can bring many extra expenses with them and the government feels that the victim should be compensated for the injuries, pain and suffering they have had to endure as well. Therefore, if a dog, or any other animal has attacked you, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim in Newham against the owners.
Seek medical treatment before making your personal injury claim in Newham
Any dog bite should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible, as they can very easily become infected, and then you can call Accident Advice Helpline about your personal injury claim in Newham, or wherever else in the UK you may be.
Some dog bites are no more than a nip, but other attacks are very serious and most of us will have seen in the media where an attack has resulted in death, particularly if the victim is a child.
Dog owners have a responsibility to control the pet, and as long as you did not provoke the animal in any way, they are liable to pay you compensation.
Compensation claims for other types of animal attacks
There are other animals that will attack in some circumstances. A frightened horse will kick out at whoever is nearest to them, and there are times when a horse will do this anyway, without having been spooked. Horse owners will know if they have a horse that is prone to kicking, and they should keep it well clear of people it is not used to.
Cows and bulls are also known to attack, and the sheer weight and size of them means the injuries sustained are usually of a serious nature, children being particularly vulnerable in these cases. Farmers should keep angry bulls, and nursing cows, away from anywhere there are people they don’t know, as they often see them as a threat and attack as a defence mechanism.
Animal or accidents, we are here to help
Accident Advice Helpline are a specialist law firm that only deal with personal injury claims. For over 14 years we have been assisting innocent victims, whether they have received their injuries in an accident or an animal attack.
Our lawyers and solicitors are experts in this field of the law, and the experience and knowledge they have means you want them on your side of a claim.
To get in touch you can either complete our online claim form, complete our 30-second test or call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Whichever way you decide, you will not regret using Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 1st November 2014