Personal injury claims in Gwynedd for animal attacks are becoming more common, and it is not just dog bites that innocent victims are claiming for.
Making personal injury claims in Gwynedd for dog bites
It is thought that there are about 4,000 dog attacks every year in the UK, many of them a single bite. If a dog bites you; you should seek immediate medical attention to ensure that no infection sets in.
All dog bites should be reported to the police. They have specialist teams to deal with dogs, and need to be aware of the situation. If anyone witnessed the attack, having their details would be useful when making your claim, as would any information you can find out about the dog and their owner.
The biggest problem with a dog attack is that they cannot give their point of view, and if the owner can prove that you provoked the dog in any way at all, you would not be able to make a personal injury claim.
Making personal injury claims in Gwynedd for cow attacks
Many farms have public footpaths running through them, and although the farmers might not be happy about this, there is not a lot they can do. Whichever field it runs through should be kept free of livestock that might attack, such as an angry bull, or a cow that has a young calf.
The cow may well see you as a threat to her baby, and will attack to protect the baby. The sheer weight and size of a cow or a bull means that the injuries sustained in these attacks are usually very serious, and it does happen that sometimes the victim does not survive.
Personal injury claims in Gwynedd for horse attacks
Attacks by horses usually happen when something sudden frightens them, and they do not know what it is. They turn on the nearest thing and if that happens to be you, the injuries sustained from their kicks and bites can be very nasty indeed.
How to make personal injury claims for animal attacks
Each different type of animal attack presents its own problems, but at Accident Advice Helpline there will be no shocks or surprises for us. We have been helping innocent victims of accidents for over 16 years, and in that time have amassed a huge amount of experience that can only be of benefit to victims who use us to make their compensation claims.
Our website is a mine of information about making claims, and is where you will find our 30-second test. This lets you know if you have a valid claim, and will give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Or if you prefer, you can call our freephone helpline to discuss your claim with our friendly and helpful advisors. They are available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 for mobile phones.
Date Published: 12th August 2014