A Quick Guide To Fatal Dog Attack Compensations

Being attacked by a dog can be one of the most traumatic experiences. Thankfully, if you’ve been bitten or attacked by a dog and it wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for compensation. Here is a quick guide to fatal dog attacks compensation.

Making a claim

If you are thinking about making a dog claim, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind.

• Your attack must have taken place in the last 3 years.
• The attack must not have been your fault.
• The attack must have caused some form of injury.

If your dog attack sounds like the above, you can make a claim for compensation.

Making a Dog Attack Compensation Claim

To make a claim, you need to report the attack to the police and seek medical help as soon as possible. If possible, you need to take the contact details of the owner as well as the contact details of any witness. You also need to take a photo of the dog if possible, especially if the dog is not unaccompanied or the owner will not leave their contact details.

To further back up your claim, you should to take a photo of any damage or injuries and also keep a record of any out of pocket expenses that you used such as transport to the hospital.

Fatal dog attack injuries that you can claim for compensation includes

• Loss of limb/amputation
• Facial disfigurement
• Dog bite wounds
• Penetrating wounds
• Post-traumatic stress disorder.
• Scarring.
• Scalping.

Under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, fatal injuries sustained in dog bite attacks are always eligible for compensation. Also, a no win no fee claim can be made.

How Do You Have To Make A Claim?

As an injury claimant, you usually have three years from the date of the dog bite injury to make your claim for compensation. Because of this limitation of the claim period, it’s very important to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you intend to make a claim. Besides, if your loved one has been badly injured in an attack and is still recovering, you need to seek legal assistance.

Claims for dog compensation

The Claims for Dog Compensation Includes

• General damage for suffering, pain, and loss of amenity.
• Special damages to cover out of pocket expenses and medical fees.

If you are attacked by a dog, it’s the owner of the dog who pays the compensation. However, if you are bitten in the course of your work, your employers’ insurance company may have to pay you.

That’s it; a quick guide on how to seek compensation in case you are attacked by a dog. However, since dog attacks can be fatal, it’s very important to seek medical attention before anything else. This way, you’ll ensure that you are out of danger.

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