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Human Bite Compensation Claim

If you want to start a claim for a human bite accident then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in human bite accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for human bite injuries.

If you want to proceed with your human bite accident injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079 and we can then proceed to talk you through your human bite accident injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.

Should you File a Human Bite Injury Compensation Claim

There are many behaviours which the public would consider to be inappropriate, and one such would be the biting of an adult by another adult. In children, biting is common, especially in the teething years. As such, a level of discernment is needed in deciding whether you should file a human bite injury claim or not. You must carefully determine the level of injury, the details of the event at the time of injury, as well as the action taken since the incident took place.

Was the bite malicious?

The first factor to determine is whether the bite was malicious. If the person intended to cause bodily injury by biting, then there may be grounds for a claim, especially if the person who inflicted the wound was an adult. While a child may be dismissed as having aggressive, but normal behaviour (for an immature child), a bite from an intelligent adult with the intent to injure another holds more merit.

Is there a police report or incident report?

In cases where injury has occurred, it is imperative that there is substantial documentation establishing that the event occurred in the manner in which the person filing such a complaint states. The primary way in which such documentation can be presented is if there is an incident report or a police report. In cases which involve human bite injury, having a definitive description of who is to blame, minimises the risk of the defendant claiming the injury is self-inflicted or that the injury was not inflicted upon the victim (you) in malice.

Do you Have Grounds for a Human Bite Compensation Claim?

There are several ways in which a human bite claim can compensate the person filing it. However, to set up a claim an individual must establish that he or she is entitled to such compensation. Here are a few instances where filing a claim would be beneficial.

If you have received a human bite which has scared the tissue of the skin permanently, you may be able to receive compensation. Should surgery and/or reconstruction be necessary as the result of a human bite, then you have grounds for a claim.

Persons who have received a human bite and have as a result contracted Hepatitis or another blood transmitted disease may have grounds for a compensation claim. Depending upon the disease contracted, the person filing the claim may also be able to seek criminal charges upon the person who bit them if the bite was done in malice and if the person was aware that he or she was the carrier of an incurable/fatal disease (such as HIV).

Persons who have been bitten and have had bruising and/or haemorrhaging at the site of the bite may have grounds for a claim.

Should you File a Compensation Claim if you were Bitten by a Child?

While it is difficult to file a claim against a minor, you may be able to file a claim against the custodian of the dependent if:

  • Reasonable precautions would have prevented the biting
  • The child has a history of biting and no precautions were taken
  • If the child was neglected by the custodian which allowed for the injury to occur

Filing and Considerations

When filing a claim, it is essential that the person filing do so within the proper span of time. Generally, a person has a year to file a claim. Yet, these timelines can shift. It is strongly advised that you seek the advice of a legal professional when considering filing a human bite compensation claim. As time and documentation are sensitive to your case, having an individual who understands the procedures, processing, and filing of your claim will increase your odds of success.

With any injury, it is strongly advised that you immediately seek the diagnosis and treatment from a doctor, nurse, or medical professional. Do not attempt to enhance your injury, and follow the instructions for treatment. Ensure that you document your injuries, and if needed, have a second opinion from a professional about your injuries.

If you have suffered a human bite injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.

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