Animal Claims

When encountering an animal, be that at work or in a public space you can’t always predict how they are going to react. Most animals have the capacity to cause serious injury, sometimes this is because of their temperament but often injury can occur without warning.

Often the injuries caused by an animal can be life-changing.  If you have been injured by an animal, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation to support your recovery and/or adaptions to a long-term set of circumstances that you were not expecting.

What is an animal claim?

The Animals Act 1971 requires owners and those with a responsibility for animals to ensure that steps have been taken to prevent them from causing damage to people.

If this doesn't happen and someone is injured as a result of the actions of the animal, then a claim may be made.

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What animals can cause injuries?

There are many animals that can cause serious injury in certain instances, including livestock, horses, and zoo animals.

Accidents involving animals can happen in many circumstances, however the majority of accidents occur when encountering animals in a public space or at work.

There are many areas of work in which contact with animals is part of a day-to-day job role.  For example, farmers work with untrained animals daily.

Who would you claim against?

Any claim would be brought against the owner of the animal that caused the injury. Those owners hold a duty of care, particularly ones where members of the public may enter their land, but any owner of an animal(s) is responsible.

If you’re out walking and meet farm animals in a field, for example, there needs to be clear signposting to alert the public to potential dangers, like the behaviour of the animals at certain times of the year, especially if they’re protecting their offspring.

If you work in an industry that has day-to-day contact such as farming, then any potential claim for an injury sustained by an animal at work would be brought against your employer. 

How can Winns help?

Our team specialises in these types of accidents and the subsequent compensation claim that can follow. With legal teams on hand, they’ll drive the claim forward and keep you informed every step of the way.

Using a multi-discipline approach, we will set up relevant medical treatment swiftly to give you the best chance of recovery and support you throughout the process ensuring the stress and hassle are taken off your shoulders so you can focus on the important things, like getting your life back on track.

How much does it cost to make a claim?

As a no win no fee provider, you’ll pay nothing in upfront costs, and there’ll be no surprise fees during your claim. You won’t pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful, providing you co-operate fully throughout.

Want to be backed by a company with two decades of successful outcomes and overwhelmingly positive feedback from thousands of clients? Give us a call for a no-obligation chat and see if you could be eligible to make a claim.