When people consider making a compensation claim they automatically think of accidents in the terms of road accidents, falling, or slipping. Many people do not realise that they can also make a claim following an animal attack. You may not realise it but around 3800 animal attacks are reported to the NHS every year. These attacks include not only dog bites but also attacks from animals in fields and on open ground. If the attack was not your fault then you are entitled to make a claim against the owner of the animal.
By contacting a personal injury lawyer in Bourton-on-the-Water you will be able to discuss what your chances are of making a claim and if you can make one at all.
Personal Injury Lawyer Bourton-on-the-Water
Bourton-on-the-Water is situated in the rural area of the Cotswolds and there are many footpaths in the area. Because of this walkers have to cross fields where livestock may be grazing and sometimes accidents can happen as a result.
The same can be said of people walking through farmyards where dogs may be roaming. There are rules and regulations known as bye laws relating to footpaths and private and public land. It pays to be aware of them if you are considering walking across private land. If stock are grazing on the land then a sign should be displayed, and dogs should be kept under control if a footpath runs close to the area where they are kept. It is the failure to do this that could result in a claim being made against the landowner.
What to do if you are attacked by an animal
The first thing to do is seek immediate medical attention. Dog bites can quickly become infected and even the most minor will be treated by antibiotics. Another thing that will be given instantly if an accident occurs involving an animal is an anti-tetanus injection.
Always explain to the doctor what happened to you as this evidence will be used by your personal injury lawyer in Bourton-on-the-water when making your case. You should contact a personal injury lawyer in Bourton-on-the-Water and discuss the chances of making a claim.
You can also call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone) and get no obligation advice about your claim.
Why Accident Advice Helpline?
We have been helping people for over twelve years and have two hundred solicitors working on our behalf. We also have the support of Esther Rantzen who is a well known campaigner for consumer rights in the United Kingdom. She is happy to recommend our services to anyone needing help. So if you have been involved in any kind of accident involving an animal call us today and find out what we can do to help. We are here twenty four hours a day and seven days a week and will offer you no obligation advice.
You have three years in which to make your claim so don’t waste time call us today free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown