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Delictual Claims

Third Party Claims Against the RAF

What is a RAF Claim?


A Road Accident Fund claim, also known as a third party or personal injury claim, is a claim which can be instituted to recover compensation on behalf of any person who suffered damage as a result of bodily injury, or death as a result of a motor vehicle collision.


Dog Bite Claims

When can you claim damages as a result of a dog bite?


If you’re injured as the result of a dog attack you may be able to claim damages from the owner of the dog. For example, you can claim hospital and other medical expenses, as well as general damages for shock, pain and suffering.


Damages caused by a dog can be claimed from the owner through the Actio de Pauperie. The owner of the dog will be liable for damages if the complainant is successful in proving:

  • that a certain person is the owner of the animal at the time of infliction of the injury;
  • that the animal is domesticated;
  • that the animal acted contrary to the nature of a domesticated animal; and
  • that the conduct of the animal caused the plaintiff’s damage


Circumstances affecting a claim


A claim against a dog owner may be rejected if the owner can verify that:

  • the dog was provoked to attack, for example by someone hurting the animal
  • the victim wasn’t entitled to be on the property where the attack occurred
  • the victim was warned of the inherent danger but chose to interact with the animal anyway
  • the animal didn’t behave in a way “contrary to its nature”, meaning that the attack should reasonably have been expected and avoided by the victim.


Kindly contact our offices for a consultation for further information.

Public Liablity

What is a Public Liability Claim?


If you are injured in an incident/ accident whilst on public or private property, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation from the owner/ public institution on which property the accident occurred.


Examples of public liability claims:

  • Injuries caused by dangerous footpaths or pavements, pot holes, steps or staircases.
  • Slips or Trips inside supermarkets, shopping centers, stores, car parks, amusement parks and restaurants etc.
  • Injuries sustained whilst commuting on trains or at train stations.
  • Injuries sustained at your friend’s house.

Medical Negligence

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical malpractice can be defined as a negligent act or omission by a medical professional that results in personal injury to a patient.  It is not limited to medical doctors but also applies to nurses/dentists/osteopaths/health care facilities (problems with medication, hygiene or treatment) and health care services, such as nursing homes for example.


Negligence occurs when a medical professional’s actions do not meet the accepted standards of practice.


If you feel that you or someone you know has been a victim of medical negligence and suffered damages as a result thereof please contact our offices for a consultation.


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