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- How much compensation can you claim for a dog bite?
- How to make a dog bite compensation claim?
- Should you go for a ‘No Win, No Fee’ dog bite claims solicitor?
- How long until I can claim for a dog bite injury?
Dogs, being the best friend of a man, sometimes go wild and turn against humans that can lead to serious injuries. Every year tens of millions of people are bitten by stray and pet dogs, many of which occur in the UK, and as a result, are injured badly. Unfortunately, dog bites are common in UK and breeds that create this chaos tend to be Pitt Bulls, Rottweiler and Terriers. However, other breeds can also land a bite on you if its wild instinct gets charged up and can cause a serious wound.
A dog bite can cause serious health effects that include severe bacterial infections of soft tissues and bones, which can be fatal, and also a deep bruise may appear near the affected area. Sepsis in asplenic patients is also another fatal effect.
Dog bites can not only harm you physically but also psychologically too, as your traumatic experience may leave you too afraid to approach other friendly dogs. Typically the negligence of the dog owners towards their pet can be what turns a dog against humans.
How much compensation can you claim for a dog bite?
If you have suffered a dog bite injury you are eligible to make a compensation claim for your injuries. After you are bitten by a dog your injuries may keep you off work, or you may need to pay expensive treatment as a result of something that was not your fault. Your compensation claim will cover all of the expenses you have had to pay, any losses incurred, and will also compensate you for any injuries and trauma you have received.
The amount of compensation you can claim however depends on the injury and the severity of the dog bite. The exact amount of compensation you will receive for your dog bite injuries will depend upon your medical report directly. You can find out approximately how much you will get for your dog bite injury with a compensation calculator. People typically claim for loss of earnings and other financial costs on top of damage to your body
How to make a successful dog bite compensation claim?
To ensure your chances of winning the claim, you need to try as many steps as is possible. For best results, try to follow these steps:
- Identify the dog’s master or owner and try to gather evidence that the dogs owner knew, or should have realised, that the dog was dangerous to the public. Ask for forms of insurance that can cover the incident.
- Report the incident immediately to the police, which will provide you with an official record of the incident and the injury. You may also find out if the dog has been involve in previous attacks, further strengthening your case.
- Take pictures of the initial injuries from many different angles.
- Contact different witnesses who seen the attack take place.
Should you go for a ‘No Win, No Fee’ dog bite claims solicitor?
It is best if you go for a ‘No Win, No Fee’ specialist claims solicitor. This way you will be able to make sure you don’t have to make any initial payments to win the claim. If the case fails, then you will not need to pay your attorney.
How long until I can claim for a dog bite injury?
How long your dog bite claim will take depends on how crucial the situation is. Generally, in the UK, a claim is passed within 18 months from the accident, but complex cases can take longer. The time also depends on how bad your injuries are and what medical treatments are being used to stabilise your injuries.
Contact Tylers Solicitors expert solicitors today!
If you have been the victim of a dog bite you may be eligible to claim compensation. Telephone Tylers Solicitors expert solicitors today (free) on 0800 699 0079.