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Pet Injury Claim

A Pet Injury Claim has seen a substantial rise to the number of claims in previous years. The injuries caused by household pets have become more common and the reason for this is largely due to the negligence of the pet owners. However, it may sometimes be difficult to make a pet injury claim against the incident. If the pet has not shown any signs of aggressiveness in the past, the claim may be difficult to file but provided you have evidence of the attack a compensation claim will be appropriate. If the pet has attacked people before, the owner will be liable to pay the whole compensation to the injured. It is important to prove that the negligence of the pet owner was the overriding cause of the attack.

Children are more vulnerable to the attacks and most of the attacks are targeted on children only. The serious injuries that have been caused by the pets lead the parents or guardians to file a complaint and then claim for compensation. Some of the cases are really very scaring and involve treatments that cost a lot. It is likely that the children suffer from injuries on their faces. There are laws that protect the people from such attacks and make available the right amount of compensation as well.

In cases of dogs, there are some breeds that come under the dangerous dogs act. Keeping these breeds as pets has been prohibited and if any owner does so and his pet attacks someone, he will be liable to pay the compensation. The pets should be handled by the owner or a trained handler. A warning notice has to be put on the gate or the outer premises of the house. You should yourself try to keep away from such animals that can probably be a cause for an injury. You should not provoke them to bite or attack you.

If you have suffered an injury due to such an attack, you can make a pet injury claim. A well qualified solicitor who deals with personal injury cases will be the best to help you in fighting and winning the case. These solicitors mostly work on a no-win, no-fee basis that makes sure that you do not have to pay anything even if you do not win the case. You can also ask the owner of the pet if he has some insurance that can cover your claim. Professional help is the best option for any such claim.

Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
"I was kept informed at every step by my Solicitor. A First Class service."
Mrs A of Coventry