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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The responsibility for animal attack injuries


    The responsibility for animal attack injuries does not often lie with the person who is injured. If you have been injured in an animal attack through no fault of your own, we can help you to claim compensation from the person responsible. This article will look at some common animal attack cases and help you to understand who would be responsible.

    Common attacks and the responsibility for animal attack injuries

    If you are trying to understand who takes the responsibility for animal attack injuries, here are three of the most common types of animal attacks.

    1. Dog attacks – unfortunately, some dog owners are irresponsible. By failing to train their dog and keep them under control, they put other people and animals at risk. A dog’s nature as a pack animal is to act within a hierarchy. But if another animal or human is perceived to be a threat to the dog or his ‘pack’, a dog may viciously attack. Often, the innocent victim of the attack is trying to protect their own dog. Dog attacks can be brutal, resulting in open flesh wounds and infection.
    2. Zoo or animal park attacks – while they are rare, animal attacks within zoos and animal parks do happen. Commonly, these incidents are in small parks, run by local groups as rescue centres. But a venue opening to the paying public, no matter how small or local, still has an obligation to keep visitors safe from animal attacks. If you have been injured in a zoo or animal park, you are likely to be able to make a claim for compensation against their insurance.
    3. Farm animal attacks – one of the most traumatic attacks can be an animal attack on open farmland. Many public rights of way run through cattle grazing fields. A landowner has responsibility to ensure that these pathways are safe to walk, but an animal attack can happen. This can be particularly dangerous when cattle have their young in the field and cattle stampedes can lead to fatalities.

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    Category: Animal attack injury claims

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