Expertise for Dog Bite Claims & Compensation
We specialise in helping dog bite injury victims claim the compensation they deserve
Dog Bite Compensation Claims
Dogs are the UK’s most popular choice of pet. Around 8.5 million of them happily live with families, and never do anything more aggressive than terrorise your slippers. Unfortunately, the number of dangerous dogs is rising and with it the number of dog bites. There was a 75% rise of dog bites 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. So if you or your child has been bitten by a dog, then call The Compensation Experts. We will let you know if you are entitled to claim compensation and, if so, what to do next.
What are Dog Bite Claims?
Dog bites can cause both physical and psychological scars, including a lifelong fear of dogs. Children are particularly vulnerable; around 20% of all people who seek medical attention for a dog bite are 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 he also had to cancel a holiday abroad due to his injuries. 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, therefore avoiding a stressful and time-consuming court case. 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 can claim for a dog bite injury is dependent on 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 compensation. It may be that the dog’s behaviour causes your injury- 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 see if our knowledgeable advisors help you make a successful dog injury bite claim.
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. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
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. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
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 up to date every step of the way.Find out more