Dog Bite Compensation
Being attacked by a vicious dog can be a frightening and traumatic experience and could result in very nasty injuries and possible hospital treatment, especially if the victim is a child.
At Bollin Legal Associates, we can help you get the dog bite injury compensation you deserve, if you or a member of your family has been attacked and injured by a dog.
Call on of our friendly claims advisors today on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506588 from mobiles, or fill out our easy to use online form and we will call you back.
About Dog Attacks
Dog attacks usually receive a lot of publicity in the popular media, especially when a young child is involved. They account for almost 4,000 injuries in the UK every year.
Because of the high number of dog attacks the Government was forced to implement legislation regarding the ownership of dogs thought to be dangerous, they did this by introducing the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991.
The Dangerous Dogs Act requires owners of certain breeds to register their pets and follow strict guidelines in keeping them. Failure to do so can result in prosecution. These breeds include:-
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Japanese Tosas
- Dogo Agentinos
- Fila Brazillieros
These dogs have to be muzzled and kept on a lead in public, they must be registered and insured, neutered, tattooed and receive microchip implants. The Act also bans the breeding, sale and exchange of these dogs, even if they are on the Index of Exempted Dogs.
Ownership of any of these breeds if not on the index of exempted dogs, is an offence in the United Kingdom and carries a maximum sentence of £5,000 and/or six months in jail.
Making a Dog Bite Compensation Claim
Not only banned dogs such as Pit Bull Terriers can cause serious injury, all dogs have the capability of inflicting damaging wounds if they bite you.
If you have been attacked by a dog that was out of control you may be entitled to make a dog bite injury claim.
Listed below are steps to take if you have been involved in a dog attack:
- Identify the dog owners name and address if possible.
- Take the name and address of any witnesses.
- Report the incident to the police – you may not be the first victim, even if you are, you may be helping other possible victims.
- Have your injuries inspected by a medical professional immediately, photograph them too.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim or not, simply call one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors, who will happily answer any questions you may have.
To speak to a friendly claims advisor call us today on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506 588 from your mobile. Alternatively complete our online call back form opposite and we will call you back.
All claims are handled by an experienced and friendly claims advisor.