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Injuries Caused by Animals
If you have sustained injuries caused by an animal it is imperative that you seek both medical and legal advice as soon as possible. Huddersfield's Grieves Solicitors specialise in advising the victims of injuries caused by animals, and can help you make a 'no win. no fee' claim for financial compensation.
The Animals Act 1971 recognised the need for a law placing the blame for the actions of animals at the feet of the owner, whilst at the same time allowing for financial compensation to be paid for damage and injuries caused by animals.
Owners of animals such as cattle, dogs or horses are duty-bound to ensure the safety of other members of the public when interacting with their animals, for example:
- owners of cattle must ensure that vehicle users on or near their land are adequately protected from cattle straying on to the road or other public right of way;
- owners of dogs must take adequate steps to ensure their dog does not cause injury. For example, if a dog has a history of violence and aggression and the owner fails to ensure the public are protected, they may be held liable for any subsequent injuries involving that animal. Read more about making a dog bite claim here.
In short, if it can be demonstrated that the owner was in some way negligent, and that this negligence led to an accident involving an animal, you may be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation.
'No win. no fee' Solicitors
At Grieves Solicitors we take on all claims for injuries caused by animals on a 'no win, no fee' basis. That means that you, the client, will receive 100% of the compensation awarded by the court, allowing you to spend it on the things that really matter, like paying for rehabilitation and medical treatments following an accident caused by an animal. We will be happy to discuss your potential case during a free initial consultation and, if your case is successful, we will claim all of our legal fees from the opposing side's insurers.
If your case is unsuccessful, our fees will be paid by ATE (After the Event Insurance).