Being bitten by a dog is a harrowing experience that can cause significant injuries, medical expenses and emotional trauma. Our specialist team is here to help you get the support and compensation you need to recover physically and psychologically.
Every dog owner has a legal responsibility to prevent their pet from harming another person or causing a serious accident, whether at home or in public. Dog bites usually occur when the animal is not being controlled by the owner, or when the proper precautions haven’t been taken to protect other people or animals. There has also been a notable rise in dog attacks as a result of the pandemic and the soaring increase in pet ownership.
It’s a particular concern for delivery drivers and postal workers – whose livelihood can be put at risk by property owners failing to control their dogs.
If you, a family member or loved one has been the victim of an attack, it’s crucial that you seek the advice of a dog bite claim specialist as soon as possible to establish your best course of action and avoid paying unnecessary fees during the recovery process.
When can you claim dog bite compensation?
Whether you are claiming against an individual or organisation, there are a number of common scenarios in which people often receive compensation following a dog bite, including:
- Attacks on private property or public space
- Attacks on commercial property involving workers or tradespeople
- Attacks involving children
- Attacks involving a dog that has escaped from its owner
- Accidents caused by livestock or other animals provoked by a dog
- Attacks on delivery drivers and postal workers
How much compensation will you receive following a dog bite?
The amount of compensation following a dog bite will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and the exact circumstances of the attack. We will also take into account the costs of any medical care and expenses, and whether or not your work and home life have been negatively affected as a result.
Please note that in most cases you must submit a dog bite claim within three years of the incident in order to stand the best chance of a successful outcome.
If you or somebody you know has been attacked by a dog, get in touch – we’ll arrange a free consultation with a lawyer experienced in such cases. Submitting a claim can be intimidating, but we can lead you through the procedure and make sure you are aware of what is needed at each stage..
Our no win, no fee policy means there’s no risk that you will need to cover any legal fees in the event that your claim is unsuccessful.
You can reach us directly on 0800 221 8888. Or, if you prefer, fill in this contact form to arrange a call back at a time that suits you.