Dog Bite Claims & Compensation
We specialise in helping victims claim the dog bite compensation they deserve
Can I Claim Compensation for a Dog Bite?
Dogs are the UK’s most popular choice of pet, with around 8.5 million of them happily living with families. They rarely do anything more aggressive than terrorise your slippers, but unfortunately, the rate of dangerous dogs is rising and with it the number of dog bites; the last decade alone has seen a 75% rise in dog bites.
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. So, if you or your child has been bitten by a dog, call The Compensation Experts. We will let you know if you are entitled to claim dog attack compensation and, if so, what your next steps are.
What are Dog Bite Claims?
Dog bites can cause both physical and psychological scars, including a lifelong fear of dogs. Children are particularly vulnerable, and around 20% of all people who seek medical attention for a dog bite are under nine years old. Our dog bite lawyers can help you claim compensation whether you’ve received a wound from a stranger’s dog, a working dog like a police dog, or even your family pet.
Dog Bite Compensation Example
A hazard of delivering post is the risk of a dog bite, with one of our clients 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 week’s wages, due to being unable to drive, but he also had to cancel a holiday abroad due to his injuries. Our team of experienced lawyers for dog bites 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 dog bite compensation in the least amount of time, and avoid a stressful and time-consuming court case. In fact, more than 90% of all dog bite claims settle without having to go before a judge.
Claiming Compensation for a Dog Bite
Each dog bite compensation claim is dependent on both the extent of your injury and how it has impacted 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 dog attack compensation; it may be that you have broken 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 see how our knowledgeable agents can help you make a successful dog bite compensation claim.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered a dog attack in the last three years, due to an owner's negligence, you may be eligible for dog bite compensation.
The main exception to this is if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case, you may have a longer period to start the dog bite claims process.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the average dog bite claim varies and depends on the extent of your injuries, and loss of earnings (including future losses).
Our dedicated team of dog bite lawyers will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When starting the dog bite claims process, it’s important that you're aware of how the process works. That’s why we make claiming compensation as transparent and clear as possible.
One of our dog bite lawyers will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more