Injuries Involving Animals.

Animal Injury Claims & Animal Attack Claims.

The Animal Injury Claims Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have successfully claimed financial compensation for victims of animal attacks.

They are able to act for both employees, suffering animal injuries in the workplace, and the general public injured by pets, horses or livestock.

Thousands of people are wounded every year by vicious and dangerous animals.

If you have been injured by an animal through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Whilst bites from domestic pets are the most frequent cause of Animal Injury Claims in the UK, other claims involve road traffic accidents caused by animals on the road and attacks by livestock.

Animal Injury Claims cover a broad range of circumstances whereby an individual has been injured directly by an animal or indirectly as a result of an animal’s actions.

Who is Responsible When an Animal Attacks Someone?

Regardless of whether it’s a horse or a dog, the animals’ owners are responsible.

Introduced in 1971, the Animals Act legally requires owners and handlers to ensure that the animal in their care does not hurt or injure anybody. The person in charge at the time of the accident will be held liable and the Act imposes severe penalties on the owners of animals that cause any damage or injury to others.

Failure to take their responsibility seriously could result in owners being ordered to pay compensation to the victim. Although not a legal requirement, most responsible owners should have a public liability insurance policy in place to cover themselves if their animal attacks someone without provocation.

In situations where individuals or businesses work with animals, and the public use their facilities or services, the obligation to risk assess and manage the animals to ensure a safe environment is even greater.

Our Animal Injury Claims Expertise

At Lanyon Bowdler, our specialist Animal Injury Solicitors are here to guide you through the compensations claims process. Get in touch today to speak to one of our friendly team.

Why choose us?

If you have been injured by an animal attack through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

As specialists in Personal Injury Law, we have acted for employees suffering wounds from animals in the workplace and the general public injured by pets, horses or livestock; securing substantial settlement fees.

Most claims for animal attack compensation are settled out-of-court by the insurer for the party liable for your injuries.

You may have had to take time off work because of your injuries, leading to a loss of earnings. You may be entitled to compensation due to having to undergo medical treatment and the cost of this. Damage might have been caused to your property, for which you could also make a claim. Whatever the reason, you should speak to a Personal Injury Claims Solicitor who can advise you on your circumstances at the earliest opportunity.

If you’ve been attacked by an animal, it’s essential that you notify the police to ensure that the animal is unable to attack another person. The police may order a dangerous animal to be destroyed to prevent further attacks from occurring.

Through speaking to a member of our team we can advise you on whether or not you may be entitled to make a claim following your accident, and we can arrange any further help or support you may need.

As every case is different, we’ll tailor our advice towards your individual circumstances in order to meet your specific needs and objectives.

Your Animal Injury Compensation Questions Answered

What should you do after an animal attack?

In the event of an animal attack you should seek immediate medical attention. The best course of action is to get the wounds cleaned out as quickly as possible to prevent any infection and future complications. You’ll also be issued with a medical report. As irrefutable proof that you were injured by an animal, this will significantly strengthen your claim for compensation.

After taking these steps, you need to file a report at the nearest police station. The police will then decide if anyone else is at risk of being attacked by the same animal and take the necessary steps to prevent this from happening. You should also take photographs of your injury and if possible, of the animal involved and ask for the contact details of as many people who were at the scene at that time who witnessed the attack.

Can I gain compensation for an animal injury whilst at work?

There are many industries in which working with animals is a standard part of the job. But just because you know the risks, doesn’t mean you are not entitled to compensation if  an accident occurs.

Employers have a duty to assess the risks of working with, and handling or moving, livestock. If this is not done adequately and a farm worker, stockman or wildlife worker is injured, a claim can be made for compensation. This also includes situations such as a lack of appropriate training, protective clothing, supervision or support when you are handling the animal(s) you’re working with.

Whether you are working with untrained animals on a farm or zoo, or working with animals trained for work, such as police dogs and horses, if an accident happens as the result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for any injuries or losses you sustained.

If you are injured during the course of your work, making a claim for compensation can ensure you are able to meet additional expenses, such as any time off work needed as a result of your injury, or any medical treatment that may be required.

What if I sustain an animal injury from livestock?

Livestock considered accustomed to humans, such as pigs, sheep and cows, can all attack and cause serious or even fatal injuries – especially if animals sense danger and are afraid, are hungry or have young.

All animals can be unpredictable, and this unpredictability makes them potentially dangerous.

According to a report by the HSE, 23% of all farm-related deaths were caused by incidents involving animals including cattle.

While the majority of livestock are thought to be domesticated creatures, they can still be extremely volatile when they feel anxious or frightened. For example, bulls and cows are capable of charging at innocent bystanders and causing serious injuries.

Animal owners have a duty of care to make sure they are correctly controlled and supervised when public access is available. Compensation can be claimed for injuries sustained on farmland and footpaths through parks where wild animals graze. Dangers should be clearly signposted with information about the risks of being in close contact with farm animals, livestock or wild animals like deer – especially at specific times of the year when animals may be aggressive to protect their young.

Members of the public injured by livestock can also claim if animals stray onto roads or train tracks causing road traffic accidents or train accidents.

Injuries caused by dangerous livestock which can be claimed for include:

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Very friendly and quick to respond, highly recommend for anyone looking for legal advice.

Anonymous
via ReviewSolicitors

I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

Jayne
via ReviewSolicitors

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
via ReviewSolicitors

I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
via ReviewSolicitors

An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
via ReviewSolicitors

From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
via ReviewSolicitors

Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
via ReviewSolicitors

Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
via ReviewSolicitors

Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
via ReviewSolicitors

We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
via ReviewSolicitors

Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
via ReviewSolicitors

Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

No Win No Fee Animal Injury Claims

We offer various forms of funding such as conditional agreements. If your case is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay a penny. However, if your case is successful, we guarantee you the maximum amount of compensation with minimal legal costs. As the victim, we’re here to help you and will always endeavour to do everything within our power to ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact our Animal Injury Claims Solicitors today.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

As specialists in personal injury law, we have acted for employees suffering wounds from animals in the workplace and the general public injured by pets, horses or livestock; securing substantial settlement fees.

If you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of an accident involving or caused by an animal, or if you have been attacked or bitten by an animal, then we understand that such incidents can take some time to recover from emotionally, not to mention the recovery period depending on the severity of your physical injuries.

You are rightly entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering and any financial losses incurred as a direct result of the accident or injury.

Talk to one of our specialist Animal Injury Lawyers at the earliest convenience.

Whilst we cannot guarantee you will be able to see a lawyer immediately, you will be able to speak confidentially with a member of our team who will record some key information so that one of our experts can discuss your matter further with you. Most of our offices have disabled access and convenient parking. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit where clients may feel more comfortable and we will deal with your situation sensitively and compassionately.

We can assist you through the entire process of making a claim and in helping with your recovery. We are recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the country’s leading personal injury & serious injury claims solicitors’ teams. Whatever injury has befallen you, we are ready and able to help.

You can count on Lanyon Bowdler to fight to secure you the maximum compensation you deserve and to ensure your physical and emotional well-being are completely prioritised and catered for.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy. We regularly act for clients regarding Personal Injury Claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

To arrange an initial consultation, get in touch today.

Show More
Our people

Meet the team.

Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Knowledge

Case studies.

Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Nature image

Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Grass in sunlight

Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Severe Brain Damage after being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour double up lifelong care after being delibera...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Soft focus image of leaves

Compensation Claim for Jet Ski Collision

Liability was denied on the basis that the claimant cut across the path of the defendant. Evidence suggested the defenda...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Slip at Work due To Overgrown Moss

Lanyon Bowdler was instructed to act by the claimant who slipped at work due to overgrown moss on a blocked pathway. ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Claim for Psychiatric Injuries

Mrs T was not actually involved in the accident. She was at home in England at the time. This would have prevented her f...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Soft focus image of leaves

Claim for Noise Induced Hearing Loss

The claimant in the case had served a claim for noise-induced hearing loss and sought compensation against Mr H’s late...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Claim for Farming Accident

Whilst already past the normal age of retirement at the date of the accident, the Claimant had intended to continue work...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Claimant Awarded £1m After Work Accident

The claimant required major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The claimant suffered complete loss of ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Catastrophic Boiler Failure

The husband had been involved in a catastrophic boiler failure resulting in 85% burns, from which he subsequently died....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Attacked by Abusive Neighbour

Lanyon Bowdler acted for an client who had been attacked by an abusive neighbour....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Victim Of Abuse

We acted for a claimant who had been the victim of a crime, as they were abused....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

£1m for Claimant Blinded at Work

The Serious Injury Claim settlement made provision for the fact the claimant suffered complete loss of earnings capacity...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Successful Claim For Family After Father Dies In Road Traffic Accident

A claim was brought on behalf of the widow, two very young daughters, parents and sister. ...
Dawn Humphries • 25 Jan 2024
Case Study
Close up of blades of grass

Motorcyclist In Road Traffic Accident Seeks Help With Claim

The claimant was travelling along a major road when the defendant failed to stop at a give way sign and proceeded to dri...
Dawn Humphries • 01 Aug 2023
Case Study
Close up of flower

Vehicle Hit by Detached Trailer

The claimant sustained multiple serious orthopaedic injuries, damaged hearing, vestibular impairment and psychological s...
28 Jul 2023
Case Study
Leaves in the shade

Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
28 Jul 2023
Case Study
Close up of blades of grass

Ambulance Involved in Head-On Collision

Whilst en route with a patient, the ambulance was involved in a head on collision. The claimant was thrown around the re...
28 Jul 2023
Knowledge

Latest knowledge.

Blog

Whiplash Injury Reform – Hassam v Rab...

In 2018 the government introduced new legislation, the Civil Liability Act 2018 (the CLA), which changed the way cl...
Sophie Speirs • 08 May 2024
Lanyon Bowdler in the Media
Thriving After Brain Injury Group Photo

Inspirational Brain Injury Conference a Major Success

An event in Shrewsbury to celebrate inspirational people who battled back from life-changing brain injuries has been dec...
Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Mown Down Running Away From Assailants

The claimant sustained multiple injuries, one of which was a serious head injury....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Motor Accident – Claim Valued at £4m

This case was contested, and described by the defendants as one of the most complex cases in terms of injury and causati...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Man Killed in Road Traffic Accident in Holland

Mr A was killed in a road traffic accident in Holland. He left a partner and two small children....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Local Lawyer Concerns for Coach Safety

In 2004 new regulations were introduced which stated that any passenger over fourteen must wear a seat belt (if there is...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Nature image

Liability Admitted After Serious Head Injury

The firm was instructed to act for the claimant who was involved in a road traffic accident at the age of 53 years and s...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Pensioner awarded Compensation after Trip

Lanyon Bowdler successfully won a case for a pensioner from Oldham, who tripped when she stepped backwards and caught he...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Grass in sunlight

Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Lanyon Bowdler case study icon

Severe Brain Damage after being Deliberately Thrown from Moving Car

The claimant aged 40, was left severely brain damaged and requiring 24 hour double up lifelong care after being delibera...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
Soft focus image of leaves

Compensation Claim for Jet Ski Collision

Liability was denied on the basis that the claimant cut across the path of the defendant. Evidence suggested the defenda...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Accreditations

Our awards and accolades.

Contact us

Get in touch.

"*" indicates required fields

TOS*
Hidden
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.