Dog, Pet & Animal Attack Compensation Claims
Animal related accidents, such as bites from dogs and other pets, are often the result of the owner’s negligence. If you are injured because of an animal and it was in no way your fault then you can make a claim for compensation, usually against the negligent owner (or their insurance company). An example of an owner’s negligence would be failure to muzzle a dog, particularly if they are aware that the dog has a history of attacking or biting people or if the dog is covered by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Dog Bite and Animal Attack Claims
An animal attack can cause severe bodily damage to the arms or legs. A victim can make a compensation claim regardless of what type of injury they have suffered, be it physical or psychological. The most common or well reported cases are of physical harm caused by bites from dogs like rottweilers or pit bulls. On top of compensation for the injury a victim could also claim back any expenses they have had to incur such as medical bills, travel expenses and the like. The only caveat is that the losses you are claiming must have flowed directly from the injury caused by the dog, pet or other animal.
Whilst most personal injury claims (and therefore solicitors) focus on regular claims such as car accidents and accidents in the workplace, dog, pet and animal injuries are actually quite common and can be very distressing. If you have suffered an injury as a result of an animal related accident then you should speak to our specialist animal injury compensation solicitor** in Manchester who will be able to bring a claim on your behalf on a no win no fee* basis, which means that you will not have to pay large legal bills at the end of your case (regardless of whether you win or lose).
If you, a friend, or a family member would like to make a claim then you should speak to our animal injury compensation lawyers** in Manchester within three years of the date of the injury, or three years after their 18th birthday in the case of a child. Any claim brought outside this time period will be time barred and would require special permission from the court, which would only be granted in very limited circumstances.
Dog, Pet and Animal Injury Lawyers Manchester
If you have been bitten, attacked or injured by an animal and weren’t to blame, our Animal Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call our Accident solicitors** on 01618855335 or contact us online.