Cow injury claim

Walker injured by a cow

This is a real-life case study of a cow injury claim we dealt with in which the victim received a compensation award of £45,000.

Our client was out for a country walk when she and some friends encountered a number of cows that had encroached onto the public highway. As the group tried to pass, our client was unexpectedly attacked by one of the cows, suffering severe injury as a result.

She was taken to hospital where she was treated for injuries to her wrist, sternum, spleen, and kidney, and had to undergo an operation.

Our specialist animal injury team were appointed to make a compensation claim against the owner of the cows. We deal with cattle injury claims nationally and are highly experienced in this niche area of law. The case was funded under our popular no win, no fee scheme.

The owner of the cow and his insurers initially denied legal liability, but eventually fault was admitted and we were then able to concentrate on assessing the amount of compensation our client should receive.

Medical reports were obtained from an independent orthopaedic consultant and a plastic surgeon. In addition to her physical injuries, a clinical psychologist confirmed that our client was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and needed specialist therapy to make a recovery.

On the basis of this medical evidence an out of court settlement was eventually reached, with our client receiving an award of compensation totalling just over £45,000.

This case serves as a reminder of the potential dangers associated with encounters with livestock, and the importance of seeking specialist legal representation.

If you require further guidance on making a cow injury claim, then get in touch with your local experts. We will provide you with a free assessment of your claim along with details of no win, no fee funding.

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