Claiming For an Animal Attack

Animal attacks or injuries sustained from interacting with animals are unfortunately not uncommon.

While most injuries in the UK arise from dog bites, people can suffer attacks from many different animals in a variety of locations, such as zoos, farms, pet shops and wildlife parks.

Injuries, such as disfigurements from an animal attack, can be extremely painful - sometimes causing victims months of rehabilitation, leading to emotional distress and financial stress (loss of earnings from being unable to work).

Animal attacks could even result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – bringing about a fear of being around animals because of the incident.

If you have suffered an injury such as an animal mauling, bite or kick - be it from a dog, a farm animal or other type of animal – it is possible to claim for compensation for an animal attack. Compensation could help towards medical costs, lost earnings and recovery, all of which you deserve.

At Cute Injury, we are experienced in dealing with these types of cases and our personal injury team can provide the support you need to get the outcome you are after.

Most Common Types of Animal Attack Injuries

There are many potential situations in which you may be injured when dealing with animals. The most frequent sorts of accidents we have encountered are:

  • Horse related incidents, such as kicks, attacks or being injured as a bystander.
  • Dog related incidents, including dog bites and maulings.
  • Farm animal injuries, such as bull gorge injuries, horse attack injuries or an injury from stampeding cows.
  • Incidents from more exotic animals, such as snake bites and others.

Working with Animals

Working with animals can be a joy and is a standard part of some jobs. Farmers and zoo workers, for example, work with animals on a daily basis – including some working in the police force, who train and use animals, such as dogs and horses, for work-related purposes.

Accidents can still happen though, and should you be injured in any of these circumstances, especially if the animal is classed as ‘non-dangerous’, then you may be entitled to make a claim, provided your injury arose as the result of another's negligence.

This can include situations where there was a lack of appropriate training, supervision or support when you are handling the animal(s) you're working with, or merely standing near as a bystander.

If you are injured during the course of your work, making a claim for compensation can ensure you are able to meet additional expenses, such as any time off work needed as a result of your injury, or any medical treatment that may be required.

What Happens if My Dog Bites Someone in the UK?

Most claims made under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, are from domestic animals - usually dogs. It is the owner of the animal who is liable for any damage or injuries.

It is important you establish the owner of an animal if you wish to claim compensation for an animal attack and receive a settlement for a dog bite.

Normally, if your dog bites someone else, you should have adequate cover in place through your home or pet insurance policy.

Making an Animal Attack Claim

You can claim for physical injuries, damage to property including clothing, cost of care and treatment, and any lost income from being unable to work.

To make a dog bite claim, horse kick claim, or any other injury or damage claim relating to animals and to receive a settlement, or if you simply need any other information, call us for free on 08000 10 60 66 to speak to a member of our team.

Alternatively, fill in our short form - select ‘Call Me Back’ (at the top our page) to request a call back from us at a more convenient time that suits you.

A member of our expert team is available and happy to help guide you through the process, from beginning to end.

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