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Animals Injury Claims

Even the gentlest of creatures can exhibit unexpected behaviour in specific circumstances. Should you have experienced harm due to an animal, our legal experts are here to assist you in securing the rightful compensation you are entitled to.

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Our team of legal professionals specialising in animal-related injuries provides support to individuals who have sustained significant injuries from attacks or accidents.

Most commonly these incidents involve cows, dogs, or horses. We possess the capability to pursue compensation on your behalf from various sources, including the animal’s proprietor, your employer, an instructor, or potentially even a governmental restitution program.

Our Specialist Team of Animal Injury Lawyers can handle animal compensation claims in situations including:
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Crush/trample injuries


Horse kick and bite injuries


Being thrown from a horse


Animals in the road


Road traffic accidents involving horses


Dog bites/attacks


Incidents involving animals while on holiday or working abroad


Injuries caused by non-domesticated animals (for example at zoos, on safari or while diving)


Illnesses contracted from animals

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Can you claim compensation for an Animal Injury?

You can make an injury claim if the accident was not your fault.

Many people who get in touch with us are unsure whether they can make a compensation claim. This is completely understandable – claiming compensation can seem complicated and sometimes it’s not always clear who’s at fault for your accident.

Any injury you suffer that was caused by an accident with an animal permits you to make a claim against them for a sum of money that covers your injuries, financial losses and any expenses or losses that you may need in the future because of what happened to you.

Our friendly team will be able to advise you whether you can make a claim that has a good chance of being successful.

The normal time limit for making an animal injury claim is three years from the date the incident happened. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule, including:

1. Mental capacity
If a loved one lacks the capacity to make a claim themselves, there’s no time limit.

2. Children
A claim can be made at any point until the child turns 18. Once the child is 18 they can make a claim themselves at any point before they turn 21.

It’s best to start a claim as soon as you can. Making your claim sooner will mean that it’s easier to collect evidence and witness statements in support of your claim.

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors are here to help you to make an animal injury claim and get you the compensation you deserve.

How is your compensation calculated?

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors will value your claim based on your particular circumstances, looking at the injuries sustained, the impact on your daily life as well as at any financial losses you have incurred because of what you’ve been through.

The amount of compensation you get will be individual to you, but you can be sure that our Personal Injury Team will work hard to get you the full amount you’re owed.

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How we can help you

We will make sure to consider the following:

  • How severe your injury is, and your recovery-time.
  • Whether your injury will affect your life in the future.
  • The amount of time you’ve had to take off work because of your injury.
  • Any care you’ve received, even if from a family member.
  • Any adaptations to your home, car or life.
  • Any medical expenses, from therapy costs to prescription costs and even travel expenses.
Call us today and one of our experienced specialists will help guide you through the process.

Meet The Personal Injury Team

Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Personal Injury Claims. 

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Personal Injury Specialists are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

If you would like to discuss an issue, please get in touch to arrange a free no obligation consultation. We’re available by email or phone.

Call or email us today to discuss your claim.

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Leanne Henton

Litigation Manager

Leanne studied the Bar Vocational Course at the BPP Law School in Leeds, and graduated with Very Competent, before cross-qualifying as a Solicitor in 2013.

She joined the firm in 2009 as a Personal Injury Fee Earner, dealing with various matters including Road Traffic Accidents, Employment and Public Liability, and Medical Negligence.

Leanne progressed onto a Litigation Team Manager role in 2015, managing a team of RTA Personal Injury Fee Earners, and further on to Litigation Manager in 2020, working closely with the Directors to ensure the success of the Personal Injury Department.

Leanne has been heavily involved in the development and expansion of the EL/PL Department, as well as the Medical, Dental and Cosmetic Negligence Department.

In her personal life Leanne enjoys holidaying and days out with her young family.

Joanne Scrivens

EL/PL Litigation Executive

Joanne has worked in law since leaving School and joined the company in 2020.

Joanne is a Senior Litigation Executive with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of RTA litigation and also has diversified and now also deals with employers liability claims, occupiers liability claims and public liability matters.

In her spare time she enjoys making memories with her family and friends.

Nichola Johnson

Personal Injury Solicitor

Nichola joined the company around 2009 whilst studying a Law Degree, having already obtained a degree in Forensic Science and Criminology Degree.

With the support of NJS Nichola completed her training contract and qualified in 2014 as a solicitor. Whilst She has vast experience in all aspects of RTA litigation She also has diversified and now also deal with employers liability claims, occupiers liability claims and public liability matters.

Whilst once a keen horse rider, more recently in her spare time her ventures involve building projects and enjoying family time with her two young children.

Rachel Hughes

EL/PL Litigation Executive

Rachel completed a Batchelor of Education at the Manchester Metropolitan University before undertaking a change in career in 2004.

Since then, Rachel has been dealing with litigated personal injury matters. She has a vast knowledge of the claims process and in her previous role dealt with a varied caseload of Road Traffic Accidents, Employment and Public Liability matters.

Since joining the firm in 2022, Rachel has added Medical, Dental and Cosmetic Negligence claims to her expertise.

In her spare time, Rachel is an avid Manchester City supporter and enjoys holidays and long dog walks with her family.

Hayley Yates


Hayley joined the company in 2024, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. For many years, she has dealt with serious injury litigation cases and has a wealth of experience in representing both Nationwide clients and clients in Western Australia who have suffered from injuries of the upmost severity.

Outside of work, Hayley enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs and cold water swimming!

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