There are hundreds of dog attacks in the UK each year. We have a team of personal injury lawyers who specialise in dog attack compensation claims. They understand how traumatic these attacks can be and how they can cause not only physical but psychological damage.
For a dog bite compensation claim to be successful it must be shown that the owner or person responsible for the dog should have been aware that the dog had a history of aggressive behaviour, and should therefore have taken care to protect members of the public. If you have been attacked by a dog and your claim is to be successful, the attack must have caused personal injury. It is also important to establish whether the dog is covered by a policy of insurance either under the household policy or a specific pet insurance policy. Without insurance cover it may be very difficult to recover compensation from the owner of the dog.
Following a dog bite incident you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You may need specific injections or treatment to protect you against further infection or suffering .You should also make sure you record the details of the owner and details of any witnesses. You should report the incident to the police either at the time or very soon after it takes place.
How to claim compensation for a dog bite injury
If you have suffered a dog bite in the last 3 years ( if you are under the age of 18 your potential to claim is not limited to an attack within the last 3 years ) then you should be eligible to claim compensation. The earlier you contact a professional after the attack the greater your chances of success are.
Our specialist solicitors have helped numerous victims of dog bites claim compensation. Some specific examples include:
- £15,000 claimed for a young child after being bitten by a neighbour’s dog. The bite left severe scarring and understandable psychological damage.
- £6,500 claimed for a girl who was attacked by a rotweiller and who was left with scarring to her back.
- £2,500 for a postman who was bitten by a sheep dog after delivering the post to the owners address.
- £1,500 for a man who was bitten on the hand by the landlord’s dog whilst attending his local pub.
- £3,000 for a surveyor who was invited into his clients residence to be bitten by their dog which was not under control.