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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

    Solicitors in Heysham


    You may be able to make an injury compensation claim, if you have been attacked by an animal that has been unprovoked. If this happens to you, then it can be extremely upsetting and frightening and you may need to speak to the solicitors in Heysham to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    One of the most common animal attacks suffered is a dog bite, although bites from farm animals can be fairly common too.

    Dog attacks

    We are a nation of animal lovers, in fact it is estimated that there is in the region of 8 million dogs within the UK. Every year we have claims against animals that have bitten or attacked owners or even worse, strangers.

    Every pet owner has a legal responsibility to make sure they take care to prevent their animal from injuring anybody. If a case went to court, they would look at what safety measures the owner has kept. For example, if their dog was on a lead, or had a muzzle or if they were behind a self-closing gate.

    The Animals Act of 1971 means that owners are liable to pay compensation for injuries and damage to property their dog may cause and many dog owners are insured in case this happens. If an unprovoked dog attack has happened to you, you may want to use the solicitors in Heysham to claim compensation.

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    Farm animals attacks

    The farm animals that cause the majority of injuries and accidents are cows. If you walk across a farmers’ field, a cow might suddenly attack you. Another common accident involving farm animals are road traffic accident caused by cows.

    People assume that cows are quite a placid animal, but if they get upset, perhaps thinking they are protecting a calf, they will attack and cause injury.

    The farmer is directly to blame, they are responsible for their animals and will be insured in case this happens. If a cow, or any other farm animal attacks you, you may want to use the solicitors in Heysham to claim compensation.

    Making an animal attack claim with the solicitors in Heysham

    If you have been the victim of an animal attack, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline about making a personal injury claim. We are personal injury claim specialists, established in 2000 to give access to justice for victims of non-fault accidents. Over the last 13 years we have helped countless thousands of victims, injured in all types of accidents, claim the compensation to which they are entitled.

    We strictly adhere to four main ideals, integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability, four ideals that have led us to be one of the most successful companies in this field, with a reputation to match. We are known for giving a fast, efficient service with complete customer satisfaction.

    The advisors on our helpline will give you friendly advice free of charge. The helpline number is 0800 180 4123.

    We also have an online claim form as well as a 30-second test, which will give you guidance as to the amount of compensation you may receive.

    Date Published: 6th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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