Ruthernbridge, is a village in Cornwall with an early 15th-century bridge spanning the River Ruthern. It is fairly close to Bodmin Moor, where the Beast of Bodmin is said to roam. This ‘beast’ has been described as a large, black member of the cat family, rather like a panther. Some people believe that the predator was once kept in captivity, but either was released by its owner, or it escaped. If it could be proven that the legendary predator had once been owned, any injury done to a person or animal could claimed for. If you were, for example, attacked by the wild beast, and the owner was found, you could claim personal injury compensation from its erstwhile owner. Of course, you would need the services of injury experts in Ruthernbridge or others based elsewhere (there probably aren’t any injury experts in Ruthernbridge in the village), in order to file a claim.
Why use injury experts in Ruthernbridge?
If there were injury experts, Ruthernbridge-based, you may need their services if you have a personal injury claim to make for injuries sustained in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You may also have been diagnosed with an illness which you and they can prove was caused because of another person’s negligence.
Claims for dog bites
If you are attacked or bitten by a dog, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against its owner. Many dog owners now take out insurance just in case their pet bites someone. You may also be able to claim compensation from the local authority if you are bitten by a stray dog, as the local authority has a duty to take strays off the streets. It is important to report any dog bite to the police, as once a dog has bitten someone it is likely to do so again. Children are especially at risk, as twenty percent of people treated for dog bites are under the age of nine.
Perhaps you are a postman, plumber, electrician and so on and routinely have to go to another person’s home where you run the risk of being bitten. If you have an accident (such as a dog bite) while working it must be reported to your employer and the police. You should wash the wound under running water and remove any hair and so on, then go to the accident and emergency department at your local hospital where you can have the wound professionally treated.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and expert advice. Call one of our helpline numbers at any time, any day, including on Bank Holidays. Call 0800 689 0500 (use this for a landline call too) or 0333 500 0993 for mobile phones. Why not call now for expert legal advice from our injury experts in Ruthernbridge?
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown