You may be entitled to dog bite compensation if you have been injured in a dog attack. Whatever the circumstances of your dog bite claim, our expert team of personal injury solicitors here at Hampson Hughes may be able to help you to secure maximum personal injury compensation.
Find out how much you can claim with our compensation calculator
Should you or a loved one have been bitten or suffered other injury in a dog attack, you should contact us today to discover whether you’re eligible to make a dog bite compensation claim and how our team of expert dog bite lawyers may be able to help – remember, we offer a FREE no-obligation consultation.
What classes as a dog bite claim?
If you have been injured in a dog attack, in a situation that involved some recognisable negligence or criminal intent from an owner, you as victim could be entitled to significant dog bite injury compensation.
Depending on the nature of your dog bite injury, our team of personal injury solicitors may also be able to help you to access expert medical care as part of your claim. For further information on the different types of rehabilitation that may be available as part of a dog bite compensation claim, please contact us.
Which occupations are most at risk?
You may be at increased risk, on average, of sustaining a dog bite injury if your type of employment requires you to spend more time in public places or in residential areas. For example, service providers such as utility workers and health care professionals may require access to private property on occasion, while delivery workers may do so on a daily if not hourly basis. In terms of a dog bite injury in the UK, the occupations most at risk include:
Medical staff, care staff and social workers
Utility workers (gas, electric, water)
Delivery workers (including leafleting)
Construction workers (e.g. builders, joiners)
How much money is my claim worth?
The specific dog bite compensation you can expect will depend both on the level of injury suffered and the level of negligence and/or intent that can be proven with regards to the dog owner. For now, you can enter your basic claim details into our compensation calculator to gain an estimate of your expected compensation – please remember this should only be taken as an estimate and not relied upon
Here at Hampson Hughes we endeavour to obtain the best possible outcome for all of our clients. To discuss a potential claim and average compensation levels, you can fill out our email contact form, or phone us on 0800 888 6888, to speak with our expert dog bite solicitors from the personal injury team.
What is the dog bite compensation time limit?
You should contact us as soon as possible if you believe that you may be entitled to make a dog bite compensation claim. Any delay in bringing your claim may be detrimental to your case due to the time limits involved.
In terms of more specific time limits it is best to get in touch with us to discuss the details of your claim, but in general you can expect a 3 year time limit for personal injury claims, while if you believe the dog attack involved criminal intent, the time limit to make a criminal injury claim is 2 years from the date of the incident. More details on these claims is available here.
Gathering evidence to support your claim
Certain types of evidence may prove useful in building your case for dog bite compensation. If you are unsure about gathering evidence in support of your dog bite claim, contact our personal injury solicitors today, to obtain instant advice and professional support.
In general terms, useful types of evidence for a dog bite compensation claim may include:
Notifying the police of your dog bite
Keeping a note of related expenses (e.g. travel, loss of income)
Providing a photograph and/or video of your injury prior to treatment
For further information on how we could help with a possible dog bite compensation claim, contact us today for a FREE no-obligation consultation. Call 0800 888 6888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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