Dog Bite Compensation Claims
Dogs are the UK’s most popular choice of pet. Around 8.5 million of them happily live with families, never doing anything more aggressive than terrorising your slippers. Unfortunately, the number of dangerous dogs is rising and with it the number of reported dog bites. There were more than 7,200 people admitted to hospital as the result of being bitten or attacked by a dog in 2015 – a 75% rise in the past decade.
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, every person who owns or looks after a dog has a legal duty to ensure the people around it are safe from attack, whether actual or threatened, in both public and private areas. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, then a call to The Compensation Experts will let you know if you are entitled to claim compensation and, if so, what to do next.
What is a Dog Bite Claim?
Dog bites can cause both physical and psychological scars, including inducing a lifelong fear of dogs. Children are particularly vulnerable, with around 20% of all people seeking medical attention for a dog bite being under nine years old. You can claim compensation after a wound received from a stranger’s dog, a working dog like a police dog, or even your family pet.
A hazard of delivering post is the risk of a dog bite – One delivery driver was attacked by a dog as he walked down a private driveway to deliver a parcel. The large dog knocked him to the ground causing him to injure his back. The victim not only lost several weeks wages due to being unable to drive, but his injuries also forced him to cancel a much-longed-for holiday abroad. His lawyer successfully petitioned for compensation that covered all of these costs including extra for damages.
At The Compensation Experts, we work in close collaboration with experienced dog bite injury lawyers who understand the nuances of personal injury law. We will carefully pair you with a solicitor who will do their best to obtain the most compensation for your dog bite injury in the least amount of time, avoiding a stressful and time-consuming court case where possible. More than 90% of all dog bite claims settle without having to go before a judge.
Claiming Compensation for a Dog Bite
The amount of compensation you will receive for a dog bite injury is dependent on the extent of your injury and the impact it has had on your life. For a dog bite claim to be successful you need to clearly prove that your injury was the result of another person’s inability to control their dog. Crucially, you do not need to have been bitten to claim compensation. It may be that your injury was caused by the dog’s behaviour – such as breaking a bone from being knocked over by an incorrectly restrained animal.
All personal injury claims have a strict time limit so do not delay yours any longer. Contact The Compensation Experts today and let our knowledgeable advisors help you make a successful dog injury bite claim.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert dog bite claim advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions apply