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Cows are often part of the rural landscape, and normally pose very little danger to the public. However, as with any animal, the unexpected can sometimes happen. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a cow or herd of cows, then we can help to build a team around you and your claim to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Our team has a wealth of experience in claims for accidents involving cows, and have been successful in seeking compensation for injuries such as:
- traumatic brain injury
- complex orthopaedic injuries
Unfortunately, sometimes cow attacks can result in fatal injuries. In cases such as this we can help to make a claim for compensation on behalf of dependents. If a loved one is killed in an accident it will change the course of your life. Using our animal accident claims experts you’ll have the reassurance that your animal accident compensation claim will be handled sympathetically. We’ll also relieve you of the burden of dealing with the police or the complexities of the coroner’s court.
We also have experience of claims as a result of many different situations. For example, you may have found yourself:
- kicked whilst working with cows
- trampled by a herd of cows whilst walking
- injured by a single cow whilst walking.
Starting a claim for injury caused by cows
After we have received your enquiry, one of our legal experts will:
- be in touch to determine the facts of your situation, and determine whether you have a claim
- once we have done this, our team will advise you on the strength of your case
- we’ll then explore the next steps and, if you agree, get your claim started.
If you need any further information on the process of making a personal injury claim, take a look at our guide on the process here.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Limitations on personal injury claims state that you should make a claim within three years of the date of injury, or three years of your knowledge of the injury.
How much compensation might I receive?
How much compensation you receive will depend on the nature and severity of your injury. For example, compensation will usually be calculated on the basis of:
- loss of past and future earnings
- expenses caused by the injury
- pain, suffering and the effects it has on your life.
If your injury is very serious, we may also claim damages for any care arrangements you might require, as well as any alterations to your home or special equipment you may need.
In the event of a fatal accident dependents will be entitled to claim compensation for losses resulting.
How can I make a claim when the injury occurred in a public place?
People understand that there are risks around being close to cows. It is a risk that society quite rightly accepts assuming that there should be insurance in place to cover any potential risks that materialise. It cannot be said that a person on a public footpath in a field of cows should be prevented from claiming compensation in the event of injury because they somehow accepted the risk of injury.
Claims are often made under the animals Act 1971, making owners (usually farmers) strictly liable for dangerous behaviour even though no-one was to blame.
Cows can often become spooked for no good reason. It is often said that dogs are a cause of a lot of cow accidents and this is true. However a large proportion of cow accidents involving ramblers and other walkers do not involve dogs at all. A herd of cows can act unexpectedly and dangerously.
How long will a claim take?
The length of time a claim takes will depend entirely on the nature and severity of your injuries.
How can I fund a claim when I’ve been injured by cows?
We offer many different options to fund a personal injury claim when you’ve been injured by cows, however the most common is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). CFAs are more commonly known as “no win, no fee” funding which ensures that, in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.