If you have sustained an injury as a result of an animal attack, you might have a claim under the Animals Act 1971. The law provides you with the right to make a claim for compensation if you have suffered injury due to the negligence of an animal owner or controller. 

You may have a cause of action in negligence if you can demonstrate that the person in charge of an animal failed to take reasonable care or reasonable action which resulted in the animal injuring you.

If you a visitor on a third party’s premises and you have been invited  there legally, you may have a potential cause of action against the occupiers of the property if their failure to control an animal on the property leads to the animal causing you injury. You can bring this claim under the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957.

In addition to the above, where a person encourages an animal to attack another person and it results in an animal bite or injury, you may have a claim against the owner or person in charge of caring for the dog. These types of claims can be brought under the doctrine of “trespass to the person resulting in assault”. Dog bites are usually the most common type of animal injury that lead to compensation claims.  It’s estimated that over 200,000 people suffer dog bites and nearly 7,000 of those result in serious injuries and hospitalization.

At Matt Rowland solicitors, we understand the devastating and traumatic effects of an injury caused by an animal attack. We know that the effects of these kind of injuries can be physical as well as psychological. Our animal injury specialist lawyers have successfully pursued compensation for a variety of accidents including horse attacks and horse throwing. We will do all we can to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life. 

How much is my Animal Injury Claim worth? 

Compensation for injury caused by an animal will depend on the seriousness of the injury and the impact of that injury on your life. Each claim is therefore valued differently.

How will I pay for my Claim? – NO WIN NO FEE

At Matt Rowland Solicitors we believe that everyone should have access to justice when they have sustained an injury through no fault of their own. That’s why most of our personal injury cases are handled on a NO WIN NO FEE Claim.

Call our expert team of solicitors today for a free no obligation consultation.



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