Injuries by animals compensation claims

If you or a loved one have been injured by an animal, we’re here to support you to explore making a claim for compensation.

Our specialist serious injury solicitors can help. Get in touch for a free, confidential conversation about your situation and advice on your next steps.

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Understanding animal-related injuries

Livestock, cattle, horses and dogs can cause serious injuries if the animals owner doesn’t take proper steps and precautions to safely protect the public – for instance, dogs that show aggression should be on a lead and livestock properly contained. 

The Animal Act 1971 requires owners and those responsible for animals to ensure measures are taken to prevent them causing harm to people, other animals and property.

Some examples of animal related injuries include

  • Dog bites 
  • Bites and kicks from livestock or horses
  • Accidents at riding centres 
  • Trampling from animals in a field
  • Loose or poorly controlled animals causing a road traffic accident
  • Accidents at farms or stables, including injuries to employees
  • Accidents in zoos and wildlife parks 

Being attacked by an animal can be a painful and frightening experience, and in serious cases with large animals can even be fatal.

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Your rights and eligibility

If you’ve experienced an animal related injury due to the owner’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to compensation.

If an animal has hurt you, or harmed or killed a loved one, we can advise on whether you could qualify for compensation. We understand money cannot fix what happened, but it can ease some worries.

To succeed in a cow trampling claim, the injured person must have used a public footpath which runs through the field where the cows are kept.

How can compensation help?

Compensation can help pay for:

  • Any private or specialist medical treatments, medication or therapies
  • Loss of earnings if you had to take time off work to recover
  • Counselling and therapy to help you with any psychiatric injury you may have suffered
Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a lawyer for your animal-related injury claim

Our specialist solicitors have worked to obtain compensation for many people with animal injury claims, and they understand how serious your injuries could be.

If you have been injured by an animal and think you might have a claim, call us now for a free, confidential discussion. Our specialist legal team have dealt with claims for many different kinds of animal attacks, and they can help find the right help for you.

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Injuries by animals compensation FAQs

You can claim compensation for any physical or psychological injuries you may have suffered. We specialise in bringing serious injury claims and have supported clients with a very wide range of injuries. If you have suffered an injury because of an animal it is worth speaking to a specialist solicitor to understand if you are eligible for compensation.

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