There are a great many things to enjoy about the UK countryside. UK nationals and visitors alike should be grateful that ramblers, hikers and normal people are allowed to walk public footpaths, regardless of whether they run through the land of estate-owner or a farmer. The problem with the latter is that following a public footpath that runs through a farmer’s land can often involve coming face to face with livestock, some of which can be dangerous, especially if they are protecting their young.
If you get charged at by a farm animal such as a cow, you’re going to know all about it. Bovine confrontations can result in broken bones, punctured lungs and head injuries, so you’ll have a right to feel pretty cheesed off if you get injured by a cow, or any other livestock for that matter. If you feel that a farmer has put you in harm’s way by not making it clear that the animals he put in a field that the public can walk through are dangerous, you might be able to use the services of a Pickering solicitor to sue the farmer and make a personal injury compensation claim..
Using an injury lawyer in Pickering
Farmers have a responsibility to make sure they do not place animals that may be a danger to the public in areas that are accessible to the public. At the very least, a farmer must put up warning signs to let people know that certain animals could be a threat and should not be approached. If you ignored any such sign and approached some moody livestock having disregarded the threat, you may have trouble using an injury lawyer Pickering solicitor to win compensation.
When it comes to making a compensation claim your first thought may be to seek the help of a local injury lawyer in Pickering. However, in many circumstances you are better off using the services of a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline. Their service offers many benefits that a local injury lawyer in Pickering cannot compete with.
How much might you win?
This will depend very much on the severity of your injuries and the negligence shown by the farmer who owned the offending animal. You can get a ball park figure of the sort of money you could end up walking away with by using the 30 second claim calculator on the right-hand side of this very screen.
Once you’ve got a feel for the type of money you could win, call Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) to find out if they might be able to furnish you with an injury lawyer in Pickering on a no win-no fee basis. If it can, you wouldn’t need to stump up any money upfront, and wouldn’t be liable to any solicitor’s fees if your case were to be unsuccessful.
Give AAH a call on the Freephone number 0800 689 0500, when calling from a landline. Or you can call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are free if you call from a landline.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown