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Have You Suffered from an Animal-Related Injury? Let Hopkins Solicitors Champion Your Cause.

Don’t Let Your Injury Overwhelm You—We’re Here to Secure the Compensation You Deserve.

The aftermath of an animal-related injury can be daunting, with physical and emotional scars that need careful attention. You are more than just a case to us; you are a person in need of support and justice. At Hopkins Solicitors, we understand the complexity of your situation and are dedicated to guiding you through every step.

Why Trust Hopkins Solicitors with Your Animal Injury Claim?

  • Specialised Expertise: Our team is highly experienced in navigating the complexities of animal injury claims, ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.
  • Personalised Support: We believe in a client-first approach, offering tailored advice and compassionate support tailored to your unique situation.
  • No Win, No Fee: Worried about costs? Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ policy means you won’t pay us anything unless we win your case.

Ready to Start Your Journey to Compensation?

Animal injury claims can be intricate, but you don’t have to face them alone. Hopkins Solicitors is committed to providing clear, straightforward, and compassionate assistance tailored to your specific case.

Embark on your path to justice and compensation with a simple step: reaching out to us.

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Dealing with animal injury claims can be tough. However, with Hopkins Solicitors, you’re not alone. We specialise in these cases and offer tailored legal support to ensure you get fair compensation. Whether it’s a dog bite or an incident with livestock, we understand the challenges and are here to help.

At Hopkins Solicitors, we prioritise your well-being. Our team is committed to making the process as simple as possible for you. We’ll guide you through each step and fight to protect your rights. With our client-focused approach, you can trust us to advocate fiercely on your behalf.

What Are Animal Injury Claims?

Animal injury claims involve seeking compensation for injuries caused by incidents involving animals. The Animal Act 1971, sets rules for animal owners and the rights of those hurt by animals. Determining who’s responsible in these cases can be complex. This is because it depends on factors like the animal’s behaviour and local laws.

The Animal Act 1971 is a law that tells animal owners what they should do in these situations. It also protects people who get hurt by animals. The law says who should take responsibility if an animal hurts someone. Additionally, it gives rules for taking care of animals. This law is important because it helps decide what to do when animals hurt people. It makes sure that both animal owners and people who get injured are treated fairly.

Evidence is crucial in proving liability and getting fair compensation. This includes medical records, witness statements, and photos of the incident. Hopkins Solicitors has vast experience in handling these claims and provides expert representation.

The Process of Filing a Claim

When filing an animal injury claim, it’s important to understand the process. First, gather all relevant information about the incident. This includes details of the animal involved, witnesses, and medical records. Then, seek legal help, like from Hopkins Solicitors. We can guide you through the claim process and protect your rights.

Hopkins Solicitors will help collect evidence to support your claim. This includes photos of injuries, witness statements, and medical reports. Documentation is crucial in proving liability and the extent of your injuries. We’ll handle preparing and filing the claim, negotiating with insurance companies, and keeping you informed throughout.

Having legal representation is crucial in navigating animal injury claims. With Hopkins Solicitors, you’ll have experts by your side, ensuring your rights are protected and working to get you the compensation you deserve. We’ll support you through the process, providing peace of mind knowing you have dedicated professionals fighting for your rights.

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Types of Animal Injury Claims

Here are some of the injuries you can receive from animals, but isn’t a comprehensive list:

  • Dog bites
  • Cat scratches
  • Horse bites
  • Being thrown from your horse
  • Knocked over by a large animal such as a cow or horse

Dog Bites and Attacks

Dog bites and attacks are distressing incidents. They can cause significant physical and emotional harm to victims. Common scenarios include encounters with aggressive or unrestrained dogs in public spaces. As well as, incidents involving dogs on private property. Statistics show that dog bites are a large issue. In fact, millions of people suffer from dog-related injuries each year. These injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe wounds. They can even require medical attention, surgery, or even long-term rehabilitation.

In legal terms, dog owners have a responsibility to ensure that their pets do not pose a threat to others. When a dog injures someone, the owner may be held liable for the damages incurred by the victim. However, determining liability in dog bite cases can be complex. They may depend on factors such as:

  • The dog’s previous behaviour
  • The circumstances
  • Local laws and regulations

We have an expert understanding of dealing with dog bite and attack cases. We provide expert legal representation to victims seeking compensation for their injuries. Working diligently, we gather evidence, assess liability, and negotiate with insurers on behalf of our clients. Our goal is to ensure that victims of dog bites and attacks receive fair compensation for their medical expenses. As well as the pain and suffering, and other losses. We approach each case with compassion. Essentially, helping them navigate the legal process with confidence.

What You Need to Record

It is important to record as much information about the animal and the situation that took place in the immediate aftermath of the injury. Your mobile camera can be a great tool as you are making a claim with facts vs. hearsay. In this example we will assume you’ve been bitten by a dog:

  • Where did the dog bite take place?
  • Why were you there?
  • What were you doing just before it took place?
  • What mood was the dog in? Was he or she giving off signals of being upset or nervous?
  • What breed of dog was it?
  • How old is the animal?
  • How long has the owner had the animal?
  • Did you report it to the police?
  • Who is the owner?
  • Does he or she have pet or home insurance?

Livestock and Farm Animal Injuries

Livestock and farm animal injuries include a range of incidents involving animals. This can include cattle, horses, and other farm animals. These injuries often occur in rural settings where agricultural activities take place. Common scenarios include:

  • Accidents involving loose livestock on roads
  • Injuries sustained while working with or around farm animals
  • Incidents where animals escape from enclosures and cause harm to individuals nearby

In rural areas, specific regulations and guidelines may exist to govern the management and control of livestock. These regulations often outline responsibilities for animal owners to ensure the safety of both the animals and the public. Despite these measures, accidents involving livestock can still occur. This results in injuries ranging from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries. In such cases, seeking legal advice from experienced solicitors like those at Hopkins Solicitors is crucial.

Our team can help assess the circumstances of the injury, gather evidence, and navigate the legal process. We then work to pursue compensation for the victim’s injuries and losses. We understand the unique challenges associated with farm animal-related injuries. That’s why we are committed to providing compassionate support and expert representation.

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Compensation and Settlements

Compensation in animal injury claims varies depending on factors. This includes the severity of the injury and the impact it has on the injured person’s life. For instance, minor injuries like scratches or bruises might lead to lower compensation. However, there are more serious injuries like fractures or severe scarring. These situations could result in higher compensation amounts.

In general, compensation can be broken down into two main categories. This includes general damages and special damages. General damages cover non-monetary losses. Such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. Special damages include quantifiable financial losses. This includes medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost income due to time off work.

Understanding these concepts is essential for injured individuals seeking compensation for their damages. Experienced legal representatives, such as Hopkins Solicitors, can guide the claims process. We can help assess the value of your claim. We will also gather necessary evidence, and negotiate with insurers to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Hopkins Solicitors offers comprehensive support and expert guidance for individuals seeking compensation. Our dedicated team understands the complexities of such cases and is committed to providing personalised assistance. We tailor our approach to each client’s unique needs.

How Can Hopkins Solicitors Help?

At Hopkins Solicitors, we have a proven track record of success in handling animal injury claims. We have helped numerous clients obtain favourable outcomes. As well as securing the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. Our case studies highlight our commitment to achieving positive results for our clients. They also showcase our expertise in this area of law.

Our services include:

  1. Legal Representation: We offer professional legal representation throughout the entire claims process. We cover every stage, from initial consultations to settlement negotiations. Our experienced solicitors are there to advocate for your rights and best interests.
  2. Case Assessment: We conduct thorough assessments of each case. This helps to determine its strengths, weaknesses, and potential outcomes. Our team evaluates the circumstances surrounding the injury. We gather relevant evidence and advise clients on the most appropriate legal strategies.
  3. Negotiation with Insurers: We handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Our goal is to secure fair and just compensation for their injuries and losses. We work to ensure they receive the maximum amount they are entitled to under the law.
  4. Expertise in Animal Injury Claims: Our solicitors have years of experience in handling animal injury claims. We stay updated on laws and regulations to provide informed advice to our clients.

Additionally, we believe in maintaining a client-focused approach. We prioritise open communication, empathy, and transparency throughout the legal process. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that our clients face after sustaining an injury. That’s why we are dedicated to providing compassionate support every step of the way.

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Seeking compensation for animal-related injuries can be complex. However, Hopkins Solicitors is here to help. With our expertise in animal injury claims, we provide expert guidance. Our team has a huge commitment to client-focused representation, providing a tailored service.

We assess your case, negotiate with insurers, and advocate for your rights. We aim for the best possible outcome. Our successful claims and client testimonials show our expertise in handling these cases.

If an animal has injured you, reach out to Hopkins Solicitors for help. We’re here to listen, answer questions, and provide legal support. Contact us today for a consultation and let us guide you through this challenging time with confidence.


What types of incidents qualify as animal injury claims?

This includes incidents such as dog bites, attacks by livestock, or injuries caused by other animals. These claims arise when someone is injured due to the actions or negligence of an animal owner.

How long do I have to file an animal injury claim?

This can vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances of the case. It’s essential to seek legal advice promptly to ensure you meet any applicable deadlines.

What evidence is needed to support an animal injury claim?

  • Medical records documenting the extent of your injuries
  • Witness statements
  • Photographs of the incident scene
  • Any relevant correspondence with animal owners or authorities.

What factors influence the compensation amount in animal injury claims?

In animal injury claims, compensation varies based on factors like injury severity, medical costs, lost earnings, and emotional distress.

How can Hopkins Solicitors assist with animal injury claims?

Hopkins Solicitors provides expert legal representation and guidance for individuals pursuing animal injury claims. Our experienced team can:

  • Assess your case
  • Gather evidence
  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Advocate for your rights to help you obtain fair compensation for your injuries and losses

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Meet the Team

  1. Claire Lowe

    Claire Lowe

    Director and Solicitor

  2. Lindsay Slater

    Lindsay Slater

    Associate Solicitor

  3. Michal Zawislak

    Michal Zawislak

    Associate Solicitor

  4. Patrick Todd

    Patrick Todd

    Director and Solicitor


  • 5 Stars

    Michal was great, he listened to me and he was understanding all the time. I could not have asked any better.

    , 12th February 2024

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    Outstanding service. Everything was explained in the understandable way, every question was answered without a delay. My Solicitor was very pleasant to work with, always polite and keen to help. Professionalism at the highest level. I am glad I’ve chosen Hopkins.

    , 7th September 2022

  • 5 Stars

    From initial contact to the completion of my personal injury claim I found Claire to be highly efficient, professional and reassuring. She ensured that I was updated regularly with regards to the progress of my claim and explained everything in a clear, easy to understand manner for which I am truly grateful – many thanks indeed.

    , 6th September 2022

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