Claiming Compensation for a Dog Bite

Although it might seem like a relatively minor injury, a dog bite can damage your ability to perform your everyday tasks to their full potential. What initially might appear as a small bite or cut can easily become infected if it isn’t treated properly leading to far more serious consequences.

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Being bitten by a dog might not seem like a big deal to you, but if it affects your ability to work or perform your daily duties and the injury is no fault of your own, then you may be entitled to a compensation pay out to help your financially throughout this time.

Causes of a Dog Bite:

Domestic or feral dogs can often attack humans if they feel threatened in their current circumstances. If a dog believes a human is encroaching on their territory they may feel the need to protect it, likewise, if a human looks to threaten their food or water supply they will also act aggressively.

How Can I Avoid a Dog Bite?

Humans can avoid being bitten by a dog by looking for warning signs these include:

  • Sickness or injury in a dog can cause it to be overly aggressive to humans
  • Aggressive body language, including staring between the human and the dog.
  • Staying out of fights between dogs and not becoming involved.
  • Dogs who fear humans and may feel scared and intimated by them.

Common Symptoms of a Dog Bite:

Symptoms of a dog bit can vary from a very minor graze to potential loss of life, they include:

  • Small graze or cut on the skin
  • Infection of the skin and surrounding area
  • Mauling of limbs leading to a potential loss of limbs
  • Potentially leading to death particularly in young children

What Can I Do About It?

If you have recently been attacked by a dog, either domestic or feral, due to no fault of your own then you may be eligible for a pay out to cover both your medical expenses and any additional costs involved.

Even if you think it is a minor ailment, the cost and impact to your family is not something that should put you out of pocket, especially if it isn’t your fault. The team at Manners Pimblett will help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to. Call today and start claiming the money that you deserve. 0845 077 0772. 

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