The UK is a dog country: according to Blue Cross For Pets every fourth household has at least one dog. With more than 27 million households in the UK, that adds up to a lot of dogs and there are over 20 pieces of legislation that apply to dog ownership in the UK*.
Our leading accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog or involved in an accident with an animal due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee dog bite and animal accident claim solicitors
Almost all of our dog bite and animal accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf. There is therefore no financial risk to you.
Dog bite and animal accident explained
Accidents involving animals are more common than you might think and we are all aware that sometimes they happen and no one else is to blame. However, every animal owner has a duty of care and if your or your child’s accident happened because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Most common causes and types of dog bite and animal accidents
Every animal owner is required by law to keep their animals under control and to prevent them from hurting people. There are different ways you or your child can get injured by an animal if the animal owner acted irresponsibly:
- Dog bites or other animal bites
- Stampede injuries
- Kicks which can lead to injuries
These and other accidents can cause different injuries, such as:
What can I claim for?
If you or your child experienced an injury from a dog bite or animal accident and it was due to someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
My child was playing in the park when he was attacked by a dog who was not on a lead. Can we claim compensation?
If your child has been injured as a result of a dog attack, you may have the right to claim compensation on their behalf. If the attack was by a stray dog it can be more difficult. However, the local authority responsible for the park may be at fault. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the attack, you should speak to one of our friendly advisers who will confirm your full legal position.
I work in a zoo and got injured by an animal. Can I claim compensation from the zoo?
Every employer has a duty of care to protect his employees. If your accident was due to someone else’s negligence, no matter if it happened in a zoo or on a farm, you can claim compensation. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for a dog bite or animal accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.