When animals attack, can you claim compensation?
It is a horrific event and one which we read about occasionally in the national press. When we do, we must all surely sympathise with what can sometimes be a truly tragic event.
In some cases, the consequences are fatal; in other instances, the injuries are severe but thankfully, do not result in death.
You would be forgiven for thinking we are talking about serious car accidents but we are talking about animal attacks, usually dog bites or mauling’s.
Can we help?
Yes we can.
Accident Advice Helpline, along with our solicitor in Tongue, have vast experience of helping clients claim compensation for all types of personal injuries, including those inflicted by an animal.
Dog bites can be severe and also have a long lasting legacy, both physical and emotional, for the person who was attacked by a dog or other animal.
Before you reach our solicitor in Tongue, you simply must seek medical advice and treatment for your injuries.
Injuries caused by dog bites or attacks are severe, from deep-seated bruising, cuts and bleeding through to severed arteries and ligament damage.
These are just the physical injuries; many people attacked by an animal find they suffer from a bewildering array of emotional responses from depression, through to difficulty sleeping and flashbacks.
Your solicitor in Tongue could include all these in your compensation claim but you must have been seeking medical treatment for these conditions!
In 2012-2013, there were over 6,000 hospital admissions relating to dog attacks and it is imperative that any attempt to claim compensation understands the process; our solicitor in Tongue will help you every step of the way.
Can I claim for a child?
Children are often the innocent victims of dog attacks – recent tragic events have proved this – but it is possible for a parent to make a compensation claim on behalf of the child.
The deadline is applied differently in these cases, with minors under the age of 18 years having until their 21st birthday to claim BUT, as our solicitor in Tongue will tell you, making a claim sooner rather than later, especially in the case of dog bites or attacks is the way forward. Leaving it too long may see you receive less compensation.
Contact the best solicitor in Tongue is easy!
You can call AAH at a time that suites you; our phone line 0800 689 0500 is open every hour of the day, every day or the week. You can also use our online contact form to request a ‘call back’.
Our advisers are friendly, patient and knowledgeable on all aspects of compensation claims – as is our solicitor in Tongue.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown