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What could be more pleasant that a delightful summer stroll in the English countryside with a loved one, and perhaps a pet dog, especially after, or even prior to, a large lunch in a country pub? Delightful. But what if the route you set out on crosses a farmer’s land? Don’t worry; if the walk you’re planning follows an official public footpath, you’ll be able to follow it regardless of whether it cuts thorough a farmer’s field or a private country estate. Public footpaths and bridleways are just that: public.
You will however need to be prepared for the fact that the farmer whose fields you’ll be walking through will be well within his rights to place safe livestock on the land you’ll be passing through. So, if you’re a little bit squeamish when it comes to the sight of a large cow or a field full of sheep, be warned. What a farmer will not be able to do is place an animal that he has reason to think could pose a risk to walkers in a field that has a public footpath running through it. If he did, and somebody were to be injured, he could face personal injury action if the injured party decided to retain the services of a decent 100% no win no fee* Corfe Castle solicitor with a view to seeking a pay-out.
Public footpaths that run through farmer’s fields and no win no fee* Corfe Castle solicitors
A good 100% no win no fee* Corfe Castle solicitor might be able to help you win compensation from a farmer if you were injured by an animal while walking along a public footpath that crossed one of his fields. If the farmer had particular reason to believe that the animal in question might be dangerous, such as a cow during calving season, this might be considered an aggravating factor.
Your claim might not be as strong if the farmer had put up signs that clearly warned walkers of the potential danger, or if you or your dog startled the animal before it attacked you, but no matter what the circumstances surrounding your farm animal-related injury, it might be worth looking into your options.
Call the pros
To do so, pick up the phone right now and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You’ll be able to benefit from the advice of one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors and find out if the company might be able to offer you the services of one of its 100% no win no fee* Corfe Castle solicitors.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: David Brown