If you have suffered an injury from an animal, you may be able to claim compensation from the owner of the animal or it’s keeper. Common types of incidents involving animals include dog bites and incidents where farm animals stray into the road. If this happens to you, you may be able to successfully claim compensation. The amount of compensation varies from case to case and our accident injury lawyers are more than happy to speak to you about this.
Remember, if you are an unfortunate one and have been attacked by an animal, there are a few key points you should remember so that the matter can be resolved quickly and successfully so that you can get the compensation you deserve. Please remember to write down the full name and address of the owner, also write down any insurance that may be in place.
We appreciate that this can be difficult to do but it will help us to achieve a successful recovery of the compensation you deserve for the damage sustained as a result of the attack. If there is no insurance policy in place, it is still possible to recover compensation from the individual successfully. However, this would depend on whether the owner of the animal has sufficient assets and/ or the income, and is able to meet any judgement which may be obtained. Unfortunately, in some cases this may mean that you are unable to make a successful claim; but always make sure you ask.
There are a number of reasons as to why you need the services of our personal injury lawyers if you have suffered an injury from an animal that is not your fault. Below is a small selection of the reasons why you could and perhaps should seek compensation:
- Having to take time off work
- The loss of earnings because of your time off work
- The medical treatment and the potential costs of this
- The physical injuries themselves
- The damage done to cars, vans and any other property.
When you have been injured the last thing you should be worried about is whether or not you can claim compensation and the impact this incident will have on your finances. Here at Seatons we are experts in successfully recovering compensation after your accident. All you need to do is relax and focus on getting better!
We cover a wide variety of different animal injury claims, there are far too many to list on here. No matter how unusual, you can call us for a free initial, no obligation chat over the phone where we can assess your case and tell you what the next steps are.
The most common type of injury caused by animals which we deal with, is dog bites, with over millions of these animals spanning the UK, there are approximately 4,000 incidents each year nationwide. There is legislation in place which means you are protected from many different circumstances. This is because animal owners are legally bound to ensure that incidents like this do not happen.
Our solicitors will advise you on how much your animal accident claim could be worth, what will happen next and also, how we are able to help you to successfully claim back any medical, legal and miscellaneous costs which you may incur during the proceedings.
The amount of compensation you will receive, will differ from case to case. It depends a lot on the extent of injuries you may have incurred. It also depends on the extent of the property damage. For example, if you were driving and an animal strays into your path and your car is written off you will have incurred extensive property damage and may be legible to receive more compensation.
When you call us, we will ask you some very simple questions about the incident with the animal, this will allow us to determine whether the owner of the animal is liable to pay out compensation. Once we have decided to take on your case, we will ask for documentation which shows if you were treated for the injuries which were a result of the incident. This allows us to move forward and try to make sure you have a successful claim and to get the most possible compensation.
We will always work on a no win no fee basis. We will also work hard to ensure that you can receive the maximum amount of compensation. We are known as the friendly professionals, we will eliminate all of the legal jargon and make sure that you have a full understanding of your case.
Animal Injury Claim Specialists
Hello, I am Adam Cresswell and I am the Head of Seatons Solicitors Compensation Claim Department.
We act for clients on accident claims across the United Kingdom. We are not a middleman claims company. We are specialist accident compensation claim lawyers. We will always fight on your behalf and make sure your claim is dealt with quickly and ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. We are members of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority Personal Injury Panel which is only open to solicitors who have high levels of experience and expertise in dealing with accident claims.