Dog bite accident claim

Have you been injured in a dog bite accident? If so, we can assist you making a claim for personal injury compensation for the injuries sustained.

Dog bites can inflict terrible wounds and cause permanent psychological damage. Anyone is vulnerable to being attacked by a dog, but children and postal workers are particularly at risk.

Children
Unfortunately, children are most likely to be injured in a dog bite accident due to their lack of experience concerning the dangers of some dogs. The age group most vulnerable is children aged between five and nine years old. Children’s natural tendency to run, shout and grab can unintentionally provoke dogs to attack.

Also, there is greater likelihood that facial injuries will occur in children due to the position of their face in relation to the dog. There are a number of things that can be done to prevent children from being attacked:

  • Never leave a child alone with a dog

  • Always ask the owner’s permission before approaching a dog

  • Teach children not to rush up to a dog, make sudden movements or loud  noises
  • Never stare at an aggressive dog

  • Try not to smile as baring your teeth is an invitation to fight

  • Make sure all the family have current tetanus injections

Postal staff
Each year there are around 5,000 attacks by dogs on postal staff. The main Post Office trade union – The Communication Workers Union (CWU) – says that most delivery workers are attacked at least once in their careers, often causing long-term psychological damage.

In one case, the career of a postal worker in his thirties was ruined following a vicious attack. The postman required plastic surgery to this arm and was forced to take a lengthy time off work. On returning to work, he found that the reduced mobility in his arm was making the job too difficult and was forced to retire early on medical grounds.

Grounds for a claim
For a dog bite accident claim to successful, we will need to:

  • Establish that the person responsible for controlling the dog knew or ought to have known that the dog was dangerous and likely to bite

  • Show evidence that the dog has either bitten or been aggressive before

Personal injury solicitors
Dog bite claims can often be difficult when owners don’t cooperate. However, our personal injury solicitors are experienced in dealing with these types of issues and have the resources to help establish the facts needed for a claim to be successful. More about our personal injury solicitors

Risk-free service
Don’t worry about the cost of pursuing a claim for compensation for your dog bite injuries. There’s no risk when it comes to making a claim with us, as our expert solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t face any legal fees. That’s what no win, no fee is all about. More about our no win, no fee policy

Call us now
Want to know more about dog bite accident claims and related issues contact us now on 0800 781 7789 or complete the claim assessment form opposite and we’ll get back to you.

 

 
 
 
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