Dog bite at work claim

Dog bite at work claim. If you sustained a bite whilst on your own work premises or somebody else’s then the claim can be brought against the owners of the business. It may be that you are bitten by a security dog while attending secure premises. You may be bitten by a sheepdog or other working dog while on a farm or similar.

There is a duty on all dog owners to keep their dogs under control. Just because the dog is working does not mean that it does not have to be kept under control.

To find out whether you have a claim against the owner of the animal then get in touch with us today

Bringing your dog bite at work claim

If you have been injured by a dog while working or attending a place of employment you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert and experienced solicitors are here to help with advice and information on bringing a personal injury claim.

What you can claim

Assuming that we can prove liability and insurance cover is in place we would look to claim compensation for the following:

Injury – this is known as ‘general damages’ and refers to payment in relation to the pain and suffering you sustain as a result of the bite. It can further cover mental trauma and shock if appropriate.

  • Financial losses – this is known as ‘special damages’ and covers such aspects as:
  • lost income resulting from time away from work for recovery or treatment
  • The cost of any treatment can include  physiotherapy, counseling, and plastic/reconstructive surgery if required
  • incidental expenses such as prescriptions/over the counter medication, taxi and travel fees, etc.

To see how we can help you claim the compensation that you deserve:

How long do I have to make my claim?

You have three years from the date of the incident to make a claim. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the incident then the three years run from your 18th birthday. Essentially you have until your 21st birthday to issue proceedings in support of your claim.

While you may have up to three years we would recommend that you started your claim as soon as possible. Evidence can grow cold, witnesses may forget or move away. Owners of the dog may move, making it difficult to even begin your claim. To ensure the best chance of success; start your claim as soon as possible.

What will it cost to bring a dog bite at work claim?

We have a number of funding options available to allow you to bring your claim.

If we think that your claim has more than a 51% chance of success we are happy to deal with such on a no win-no fee basis. This means that we agree to act for you on the basis that, as long as you abide by our terms and conditions, we will not charge you for the work we have done on your behalf if the claim is not successful.

If your claim is successful we would look to retain 25% plus the vat on that figure to cover our costs.

Full details in relation to funding your claim can be found here.

What should I do if I am bitten while at work?

Make sure that you speak to solicitors with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
If the owner of the dog and/ or the property is present, then advise them as to what has happened. If appropriate

  • take photographs of your injury before it is dressed
  • Notify your employers and have it entered into the accident book if the incident occurs while you are working
  • Report the matter to the police. While not compulsory, but a successful police prosecution can assist help with your personal injury claim.
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Make sure that you speak to solicitors with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

Start your claim today.

For a review and assessment of your dog bite claim get in touch with us today:

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