Dog, Pet and Animal Injuries
Every year, around 200,000 people are bitten by dogs in the UK. If you have been injured by an animal, such as a dog, then you may be able to claim compensation. Recent guidelines have tightened up the rules in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, meaning that more offenders will receive more severe sentences if they are held responsible for injuries caused by their pet. Courts are bound by law to consider compensation in all cases where injury, loss or damage has been caused by an animal, and our team of specialist Sheffield personal injury solicitors** will be able to guide you on how to make a claim.
Dog Bite/Animal Attack Claims Solicitors
You may be able to make a claim for compensation based not only on physical injuries, but also psychological trauma, lost income, damage to possessions or clothing, medication costs, plastic surgery, and any other costs related to or caused by an animal.
If you have been bitten or otherwise injured by an animal you must report the matter to the police, and make sure you have all relevant information such as the identity of the animal’s owner, contact details of all witnesses, and photographs of the injuries or damage. You must also retain all receipts and expenses related to your injury or medical costs. These documents will help our team of solicitors** in Sheffield to make the strongest case possible for you to claim compensation or damages.
Alternatively, you may be a dog owner and you may have received a summons to appear at a Magistrate’s Court in relation to an offense under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, or the Dogs Act 1871. If this is your situation, then our Sheffield lawyers will be able to guide you on how to respond to the summons and whether or not you may be held liable to pay compensation to the victim of injury or damage caused by your animal. You may need to provide evidence to prove that you were not negligent in caring for the animal properly, and that your animal had never behaved violently in the past.
Animal Attack Compensation Claims Lawyers Sheffield
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01144 938 199^ To make an online enquiry please complete our claim form.