Dog Attack Compensation

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Dog attacks can be terrifying experiences for victims, leaving them with severe psychological trauma as well as the physical injuries sustained from bites or scratches. All dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dog is kept under control in a public place due to the amount of damage they can cause to a person. If they fail to protect the public and an individual is attacked or injured they can be liable.

If you have been injured due to a dog attack you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors have many years' experience in handling dog attack compensation claims and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

How to make a Dog Attack Compensation Claims

If you have been attacked by a dog in a public place, we advise that you take the following steps to increase your chances of a successful compensation claim:

  • Identify the owner of the dog and if possible take their name, address and telephone number
  • Report the attack to the police
  • Take details of any eyewitnesses
  • Find out if the dog has a history of violence or aggression, and contact your local dog warden
  • Take photographs of your injury straight away as well as photographs of any subsequent bruising and scarring

Compensation for Attacks by Dogs that are not Insured

Often, dog owners will not have any insurance to cover any injuries their dog may cause, in this case we may have to pursue a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This particular area of law can be extremely complex but as we are experienced in handling these claims this should not dissuade you from making a dog attack compensation claim.

Why you should make a Compensation Claim

If you have been attacked by a dog and suffered a personal injury as a result, you deserve compensation for your injuries.

Your best interests are at the heart of everything we do and as such we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation at all times all on a no win, no fee basis.

A compensation claim does so much more than provide victims of dog attacks with the compensation they deserve, it also helps to make sure owners are made aware of the dangers their dog poses and are encouraged to make changes that can ensure the safety of the public.

We are ISO9001 Quality Accredited and are totally committed to the development of our staff at all levels.

Contact Forbes Solicitors to make a Dog Attack Compensation Claim

All it takes to start your claim with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer specialising in dog attacks is a phonecall. Call freephone 0800 689 0973, contact us by email or call into one of our branches across the UK.

If you would prefer a face to face chat with a member of our team we have expert Solicitors at each of our offices based in Preston, Blackburn, Accrington and Chorley ready to help you start your claim.

For more information please visit Personal Injury Claims

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