Dog attacks and dog bites are responsible for the majority of animal-related personal injury claims in the UK. Attacks by out of control dogs are increasingly common, and for victims of a dog attack, the experience can be quite traumatic. Many victims suffer serious injuries and are psychologically affected as well.
Attacks from Pit Bulls and Rottweilers regularly feature in press reports, but any type and size of dog is capable of becoming a dangerous animal and bite injuries are common. If you have suffered injuries as the result of a dog attack, you may be eligible to make a dog attack compensation claim.
Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim. We have many years of experience handling similar dog attack & other animal injury compensation claims across England and Wales, so, we will do everything to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us on freephone on 0800 195 95 90 or fill in the contact form on the right to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
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FAQ About Dog Bites
THE LAW CONCERNING DANGEROUS DOGS
Certain breeds of dog are considered more dangerous than others. The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 brought in strict controls for certain breeds. This law was introduced following a spate of attacks on humans by out-of-control dogs. The four outlawed breeds are:
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasileiro
- Japanese Tosa
- Pit Bull Terrier
The Act also bans any cross-breeds of the types listed above.
MAKING A 'NO WIN NO FEE' CLAIM
Suffering a dog attack can be a traumatic and painful experience. You should not have to suffer because of another’s negligence. Our specialist team may be able to conduct your claim on No Win No Fee basis. This means there is no financial risk to you in pursuing a claim and you will only be liable for our legal costs should you be successful in your dog attack compensation claim.¹³
Even if the dog’s owner is not known or cannot be found, any victim of a dog attack is eligible to make a claim for compensation. All dog owners are responsible for keeping their pet under proper control. If the pet’s owner cannot be identified as you may be able to claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured by a dog, we’re here to help. Call us on freephone 0800 195 9590 with the details about your incident, and our expert team will advise you on the best way forward.
HOW MUCH COMPENSATION FOR A DOG BITE?
A dog bite can cause persistent pain, changes in general health and psychological trauma. It is important you seek medical attention immediately and get a diagnosis of your injury as soon as possible. The most common places of a dog bite attack are the face, hand, arm or legs and any injury has the potential for a compensation claim.
Dog attack injuries may prevent you from working, or you may need to pay expensive treatment as a result of something that was not your fault. A compensation claim can be initiated to cover all the expenses you have incurred and will also compensate you for any injuries and trauma you have received.
The value of the award depends on your injury and the severity of the dog bite. The exact amount of compensation you receive for your dog bite injuries will depend on the medical reports submitted. Our compensation calculator can help you determine the approximate payment you will get for your dog bite injury.