Types of claim involving animals
Types of claim involving animals

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Types of claim involving animals
  • Main causes of action
  • Selecting a cause of action

Main causes of action

The first step in any claim involving an injury caused by an animal is to decide which law applies.

The choice is between the following:

  1. The Animals Act 1971 (AA 1971)

  2. Negligence

  3. Occupiers’ liability

  4. Trespass

Selecting a cause of action

The main difference between animal-related injuries and most other personal injury claims is that if AA 1971 applies, there will be stric

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