Dog Bites

Dog Bites2018-07-03T13:41:45+00:00

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Dog Bites Compensation Claims

We know that being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic experience. You may have suffered a lasting injury or feel cautious or scared around dogs as a result.

You don’t deserve to be in pain or feeling nervous. To us any physical or psychological trauma you’ve experienced is wrong, and we’re here to help make it right.

If you’ve been bitten or attacked by somebody else’s dog and it wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for compensation and we can help you take the first steps.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do if you’ve been bitten by a dog?2017-11-04T21:28:48+00:00

If you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog, we recommend seeking medical attention for your injury. Dog bites can easily become infected and commonly appear less serious than they are. By seeking medical attention, you can be given the peace of mind that your injury isn’t going to get worse.

Also, once you’ve sought medical attention, your medical records can be used to support your dog bite claim if you choose to pursue one.

We also recommend making a note of the dog owner’s details, such as their name and address. Your solicitor will need these details to carry out your claim.

Dog bites while on holiday

If you were bitten by a dog whilst on holiday, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Dogs abroad can carry rabies or other viruses that can be harmful or fatal to humans.

Children and dog attacks

We know how hard it can be to see a loved one suffer an injury. If your child has been injured as the result of a dog attack, we’re sorry. We can’t take away what happened to them, but we can help them get the support they need to make a recovery.

We can help you make a compensation claim for the injury your child has suffered, as well as the psychological impact it might have had.

The Dangerous Dog Act2017-11-04T21:27:56+00:00

After a series of newspaper articles in 1991 about the rise of dog attacks, the government introduced The Dangerous Dog Act 1991.

The Dangerous Dog Act is legislation designed to try and protect the public from dangerous dogs.

As part of the Act, several dogs were highlighted as dangerous breeds.

These were:

  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Japanese Tosa (also called a Japanese Mastiff or Fighting Dog)
  • Dogo Argentino (Argentinean Mastiff)
  • Fila Braziliero (Brazilian Mastiff)

Owning one of these dogs means the owner has to meet strict requirements designed to keep you safe. These requirements include keeping the dog on a lead and muzzled when in public. They also require the dog to be tattooed, chipped, insured and registered on the Index of Exempted Breeds.

If you’ve suffered an injury from one of these breeds of dog, then dog attack compensation could be payable; even if there is no history of aggression.

It’s also important to remember that any dog can be a dangerous dog. If your injury was caused by a dog breed not listed above, you might still be able to make a compensation claim.

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