Injury solicitors in Inverkeithing
When most people think of pet-related personal injury claims, it’s common for big, nasty breeds of dog to come to mind. However, canines are not the only popular domestic pet that could do you a mischief. Although they may seem relatively tame when compared to some of the more intimidating and aggressive dog breeds, some breeds of cat are more than capable of inflicting very nasty wounds on humans.
In fact, a nasty bite or scratch from a cat could turn out to be life-threatening if it were to become infected. If you’ve been hurt or injured as a result of a run-in with a feisty feline, you might be able to take action against its owner with the help of top-class 100% no win no fee injury solicitors in Inverkeithing such as those at Accident Advice Helpline.
Cat injuries and injury solicitors in Inverkeithing
The prospect of being hurt by a cat might have raised a smile, but as mentioned some cats can dish out a fair amount of damage, especially if they attack young children. You’d probably want to talk to good 100% no win no fee injury solicitors in Inverkeithing about the possibility of launching a personal injury compensation claim if you were to go into your young child’s bedroom and find her being attacked by next door’s grubby moggy.
You’d probably also want to seek compensation if a cat bit you on the arm and your wound became infected, requiring you to seek hospital treatment and take a not insubstantial amount of time off from work unpaid to recover.
The first thing you’ll need to do when you suffer a cat bite that breaks the skin is seek medical advice, but not before you’ve cleaned the wound. You’ll need to see a doctor not only to make sure you have some form of medical evidence that proves you suffered the injuries for which you want to claim, but also to make sure you don’t need to have a tetanus booster or a course of antibiotics to help reduce the chances of infection.
Talk to the pros at Accident Advice Helpline
Once you’ve had yourself checked over by a medical professional, you should set about researching your chances of successfully using the services of decent 100% no win no fee injury solicitors in Inverkeithing to take action against the owner of the cat that attacked you. You might also want to contact your local council’s animal control department. If the cat poses a risk to members of the public, it may need to be destroyed. This may sound harsh, but imagine how guilty you’d feel if a cat that attacked you went on to harm a child after you’d failed to report it.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now
Date Published: 10th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Accident Advice Helpline: Inverkeithing
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