Cows are usually seen as gentle creatures. However, they can be unpredictable or aggressive in certain situations. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one because of a cow our solicitors could help you claim compensation.
Can I Claim Compensation For A Cow-Related Accident?
Our lawyers have handled many kinds of cow injury claims. We’ve helped people following:
- Incidents of being trampled or kicked
- Road traffic accidents caused by cows in the road
- Being injured while working with cows.
Although there are always risks when you’re around animals, the Animals Act 1971 says that animal owners or keepers may be responsible for injuries caused by their animals. We can help you make a claim against the owner to get you the compensation and support you need.
Our lawyers take the time to listen to what happened to you. We make sure to get you the best support possible for your injuries as well as the compensation you deserve.
Call us today on 0800 056 4110 to find out if you could make a claim.
How Can I Claim Compensation?
You should contact us as soon as possible after you’ve been injured by a cow. We’ll talk with you about what happened and tell you whether we think you have a case during a free initial consultation.
If you decide to make a cow accident claim with us we’ll investigate and get in touch with the farmer or cow owner responsible for your injuries. Our aim at this early stage is for the owner to admit responsibility. If that’s successful, we’ll then try to get you interim compensation payments while your claim is ongoing. These payments can be used to pay for things like medical treatment, travel costs, and to replace lost income.
Claims involving life-changing injuries will often take a few years to settle. This is because we need to understand how well you’re going to be able to recover from your injuries, to assess the long term impact on your life. While your claim is going through we’ll fight to make sure you have everything you need to make the best recovery possible.
Most of the cow accident claims we handle are settled out of court. If your case does have to go to court we’ll make sure you’re fully prepared and supported. We understand what you’ll be going through – our lawyers will always put you first and aim to make the claims process as easy as possible.
How Long Do I Have To Make A Cow Accident Claim?
Normally you have three years from the date of your incident to make a cow injury claim. However, there are some exceptions to this, including:
- Claims on behalf of children – you can claim any time before their 18th birthday. After that, they can claim for themselves until their 21st birthday.
- Mental capacity – If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to claim themselves, you can claim at any point. There is no time limit.
If you’re claiming on behalf of a loved one who has sadly died from their injuries, you have three years from the date of their death to claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim will be individual to you, and the specific impact that your injuries have had on your life.
When we calculate the amount of compensation to claim, there are many things we take into consideration, including:
- How severe your injuries are and how well you’ve been able recover
- The costs of your current and future medical care, including treatment costs for the rest of your life if necessary
- If you’ve lost (or will lose) any income through work absence or unemployment
- Any costs to adapt your home or vehicle needed because of your injury
- Training costs for alternative employment where appropriate
- Out of pocket expenses caused by the accident (such as travelling to and from medical appointments).
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Most of our cases are funded using a No Win No Fee agreement, so there’s no financial risk* to you. Like the term suggests, you’ll only have to pay anything if we win your case, in which case your opponent will pay most of our fees.
Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
We have a specialist team of serious injury lawyers, who have many years of experience handling animal injury claims. Our solicitors have expertise in claims involving cattle, particularly in cases where a cow has caused life-changing injury, or even death. We know exactly what needs to be done to get you the compensation and support you deserve.
From the very start of your claim our number one priority is your wellbeing. Alongside claiming compensation, we also have a dedicated Client Liaison team which is there to make your life easier. This team can help with things like completing benefit applications, to putting you in touch with specialist therapists to help with your rehabilitation.
Claims involving animals is a specialist area of the law. Our solicitors know how to navigate this area and make sure your claim goes as smoothly as possible. Another advantage of using a specialist firm is that we know how to properly calculate the compensation you’re entitled to. We’re often asked to take over cases by people whose claims have been undervalued, or where their solicitor’s lack of specialist knowledge has caused delay.
We pride ourselves on the level of customer care we provide. Our team is friendly and always on hand to answer any questions you have. We’re here to support you, and will fight to make sure you get what you’re entitled to
Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation or contact us online.
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