Girl loses ear to bull terrier

A girl’s parents have been left in a state of shock after their six-year-old girl was attacked by a bull terrier in the north-east London suburb of Chingford.

The child’s parents claim that the bull terrier circled the child before biting off her ear in the vicious attack.

“This was a totally unprovoked and savage attack,” said the child’s father.

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“I can’t imagine her ever going into a park again… It’s going to make it difficult for us to ever go over the forest, to ever go over a park, to ever be on a beach.”

Metropolitan Police Det Sgt Stuart Cheek said “This was an appalling incident that left a young child with serious injuries that are likely to scar her for life.”

The dog was seized and a 56-year-old man was charged over the attack.

Compensation for an animal attack

When it comes to being attacked or receiving injuries from an animal, most people feel that they can’t make a compensation claim simply because it is an animal and not a human that has attacked them, but this is simply not the case. By law anyone who owns a pet or livestock animal is responsible for it, and this means ensuring that they are appropriately trained and restrained at all times. 

If your injury has incurred as the result of an animal either livestock or pet which has not been properly restrained then you could be eligible to make a claim against the owner of the pet, as they have been negligent in the care of their animal. As a result you could claim compensation to cover any costs that you have incurred. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation the team at Manners Pimblett can work with you throughout your claim to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Our team are industry experts and deal with this type of claim on a daily basis, so we know what to expect and more importantly, what to do.

If you are looking to start a compensation claim today then give the Manners Pimblett team a call on 0845 077 0772. 

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