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Are you a victim of a dog bite incident? At Stephensons, our dog bite solicitors understand the physical and emotional pain that can result from such an incident. Our team of experienced dog bite injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve. With our expertise and compassion, we will guide you through the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the support and financial recovery you need to move forward. Contact us today on 0161 696 6235to discuss your dog bite compensation claim and let us fight for your justice.

Britain is considered to be a nation of dog lovers, and the best estimate is that there are approximately nine million dogs in the UK, with 26% of the population owning one as a pet. Although dog bite incidents are relatively low given the huge UK dog population, sometimes a pet may behave or react in a way which leads to them becoming aggressive or acting out of character. If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog and suffered injuries, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Dog attacks are not necessarily confined to a person being bitten by a dog, as if a dog were to jump up at you in an aggressive manner and cause you to fall and become injured, this could also be categorised as a 'dog attack'.

 

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What is a dog bite compensation claim?

A dog bite compensation claim refers to seeking financial compensation for injuries and damages caused by a dog attack. It involves filing a legal claim against the dog owner or other liable parties, aiming to obtain compensation for the injuries caused, pain and suffering, and other losses incurred as a result of the animal attack.

Why choose our animal attack compensation solicitors?

If you have suffered from a dog bite or been attacked by an animal, our expert legal advisors at Stephensons can provide you with the guidance and support you need to make a compensation claim. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will quickly assess your case and determine whether you have grounds for a claim.

We understand that every case is unique, which is why our team works diligently to ensure that our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We will fight to seek the appropriate level of compensation for your injuries, so that you receive the justice you deserve.

The process starts with a simple conversation. Whether you are uncertain about the viability of your claim or you are confident that you have a case, give us a call on 0161 696 6235. Our friendly and knowledgeable legal advisors will provide you with the guidance you need to navigate through the legal process.

Stephensons has been recognised for excellence in the legal field. Our team was awarded 'Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team of the Year' at the prestigious 2022 Manchester Legal Awards. Additionally, we were commended in The Times Best Law Firms, which is a testament to our expertise and dedication.

How can our dog bite compensation solicitors help?

If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, our dedicated team of animal attack solicitors will fight to secure the compensation you deserve. At Stephensons we understand the physical and emotional trauma that can result from such incidents. Our experienced legal professionals will guide you through the process, ensuring your rights are protected and your voice is heard. From gathering evidence to negotiating with insurers, we will handle every aspect of your dog bite compensation claim, alleviating your stress and allowing you to focus on your recovery. Contact us today to discuss your case and seek justice.

Can I claim compensation for a dog bite?

You can initiate legal action for a dog attack if you've suffered injuries and the owner was negligent in restraining their pet. Typically, any compensation you might receive would come from the dog owner's pet insurance policy.

What evidence do I need to provide to support my dog bite compensation claim?

To support your dog bite compensation claim, you would typically need to provide evidence such as medical records detailing the extent of your injuries, photographs of the bite and resulting injuries, witness statements, evidence of the financial loss you have experienced as a result of the injury and any other relevant documentation regarding the incident.

How long do I have to file a dog bite compensation claim?

The time limit for filing a dog bite compensation claim is usually three years in England and Wales, but there can be some exceptions to this. It is generally recommended to make the claim as soon as possible after the incident to ensure that you meet any applicable deadlines and have the best chance of receiving compensation.

How much compensation for being bitten by a dog?

The amount of compensation for being bitten by a dog can vary, depending on factors such as the extent of the injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and the owner's liability insurance coverage. It is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine the appropriate compensation for your specific case.

What type of claim is a dog bite?

A dog bite can be considered a personal injury claim, as it involves harm caused by someone else's negligence or intentional actions. This type of claim seeks compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and potential long-term damages resulting from the dog bite incident.

What is a level one dog bite?

A level one dog bite is a minor bite inflicted by a dog that does not break the skin or cause any injury. It may involve the dog's teeth making contact with the person's skin without causing any damage. Level one bites are considered low-risk and typically do not require medical treatment. You would not be able to make a personal injury claim for this kind of incident.

What are the six levels of dog bites?

The six levels of dog bites, also known as Dunbar's dog bite scale, are as follows: level one (no skin contact or damage), level two (inward bruises or scratches), level three (puncture wounds with limited tearing), level four (deep punctures with tearing), level five (disfiguring wounds with severe injuries), and level six (fatal injuries).

Contact our dog bite compnesation claim solicitors

If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for your dog bite injury, reach out to our dedicated team of solicitors today. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are ready to provide you with expert advice and support throughout the claims process. Call us now on 0161 696 6235 or fill out our convenient online enquiry form to get started.

Examples of cases that Stephensons personal injury team have successfully dealt with:

A lady approached us, having fallen as a result of her neighbours’ out of control Alsatian dog. The woman, who was 74 years old at the time of the accident, was walking her friend’s dog on a public path, when an Alsatian dog jumped over the wall of a garden, barking furiously and jumping up at her. She turned away and, while doing so, fell and landed heavily on her hand. The woman suffered from fractures and dislocation to the fingers in her left hand which required surgery. Stephensons brought an action against the owners of the dog arguing that they were strictly liable for the damage caused. The claim eventually settled for £17,000.

Our client was bitten on the hand when posting a letter, as a result of the bite the client’s index finger had to be amputated and nerves and tendons in the hand were damaged. Our personal injury solicitors were able to prove the dog owners were negligent in failing to keep their dog under control and keep their premises safe for visitors. Our client was awarded a £30,000 settlement.

Our client was out running when he came across a bridal path which took him though the courtyard of a rural property which the client had right of access to. As our client entered the courtyard a large Rottweiler exited an outbuilding and approached him. A pre action disclosure application was filed and the defendant then made an offer to settle the client’s claim. After negotiating a successful settlement was reached - Read more

  • Dog Attack Compensation Claims 

    Christopher Hirst came to Stephensons after suffering a serious injury during the course of his employment which ultimately led to the amputation of his arm following an attack by a dog. In this video Christopher shares his story and explains how the personal injury solicitors at Stephensons were able to help him pursue a claim for compensation.

    Solicitor Danielle Callaway also comments on the case and discusses the importance of seeking specialist advice when making a claim for compensation, as a serious injury can often lead to a dramatic change in circumstances for the rest of your life.

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  • Christopher Hirst

    "The compensation that I've received obviously it's going to be a great help. My first intentions are to get a bionic arm. Without Stephensons, I wouldn't be able to go anywhere. God forbid it but if someone actually had an accident and they asked me if I could recommend anybody, the first thing that would come into my mind is Stephensons, because they were absolutely brilliant with me. Every step of the way, they've guided me which way to go, they've told me everything that I needed to know, and i just can't fault them." - Christopher Hirst

  • Danielle Callaway - Personal Injury Solicitor

    "The best part of my job when dealing with a serious injury claim like this is when we reach a successful conclusion. After all the hard work that goes into these claims it's so nice to see Mr Hirst have closure and be able to move forward." - Danielle Callaway - Amputation Accident Claim Expert

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