Getting bitten by a dog or a wild animal can be a terrifying experience in which could leave you with severe physical injury and emotional trauma. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in helping people make animal bite claims, ensuring you have access to the support and rehabilitation needed to cope with your injuries.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have recovered tens of thousands of pounds in compensation for people involved in animal accidents in England and Wales.
If you would like to make a holiday accident/illness claim, call us now on 0113 200 9787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We operate from offices in Leeds, but help claimants in all of England and Wales. Rest assured, your case will be in good hands.
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Established in 2001, Michael Lewin Solicitors we have a superb reputation for customer service and speed of response.
To help clients, we have a very friendly team of highly qualified legal advisors who will help you every step of the way.
Personal injury awards range from £1,000 up to £500,000, but our promise to you is to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
Since we operate on a No-Win-No-Fee basis you have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain.
How often have we heard the saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”, and it is so often true. But dogs, like many other animals, can also be dangerous.
They can obviously be very dangerous if maltreated, neglected, poorly trained or badly cross bred, add to this that poorly supervised canines and aggressive dog breeds have been known to turn on a whim and cause serious bite injuries to adults and children alike.
Dog owners have a legal responsibility to protect the general public from their dog. If the owner of any dog fails to do so, and you are attacked or intimidated by the animal in a public place, you may be entitled to make a claim.
Pregnant or frightened cows have also been known to be quite ferocious. Their sheer size and weight can cause serious and sometimes fatal injury.
Looking after and riding horses is a favoured past time of many people and, although horses are often viewed as being friendly, they can be dangerous. It is not uncommon for people to be injured by horses due to being thrown off whilst riding or being kicked or bitten.
Whats the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991?
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was brought in for controls of certain breeds of dog which are considered more dangerous than others. The four outlawed breeds are:
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
Animal Claims FAQ
What can I claim for?
You can claim damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This includes damages for the physical injury, the scar, and any psychiatric injury. You can also claim for out of pocket expenses, such as lost income, damaged clothing and treatment costs.
Does my accident need to be reported?
Yes. You must report the incident to the Police (Remember to get the crime/accident reference number)
Do I need to know who is responsible for the dog?
Yes. You should make all possible enquiries as to the identity of the dogs owner and provide their name and address
I do not have any witnesses, can I still claim?
Yes. Whilst witness evidence assists a case, it is not essential.
How can I prove that I was injured?
Ensure that you seek medical attention and obtain photographs of the injury/scarring as soon as possible. We will also commission an independent medical report to document your injuries as part of your claim.
Can I claim if I was injured by a Zorse, Donkey, Zonkey or other horse hybrid?
Yes. You can potentially make a claim for an injury caused by a horse, donkey or hybrid. Please call us to discuss your claim further.
I was injured whilst riding my horse on a road, can I make a claim?
If you have been injured in a road accident caused by another road user, you may be able to make a claim.
I was injured whilst working with horses, can I make a claim?
f you work with horses your employer has a duty to keep you safe. Whether you work at a riding schools, farm, stables, livery yards or trekking centres you could claim compensation if you have been injured at work.
If you have been injured due to coming into contact with horses, or caused by the actions of a horse, you may be entitled to claim.
Over the years the experienced animal claim team at Michael Lewin Solicitors have witnessed soft tissue injuries, orthopaedic, brain, spinal injuries and fatalities all caused by animals.
If you have sustained an injury at the hands of someone’s pet or a land owner’s livestock, you may be entitled to make a claim.
Call now for a free and confidential assessment on 0113 200 9787