Get help to claim compensation for a dog bite injury

A dog attack is not pleasant and can leave a person, particularly children, afraid of dogs. Such a traumatic experience can leave a long-term physical and often psychological injury.

Have you been attacked by a dog for no reason on your part? You may be eligible to submit a claim for 100% compensation.

Each dog attack is surrounded by various circumstances and your injury will vary from another person’s incident. We recognise this and provide advice tailored to your instance. For free and confidential legal advice with no obligation to proceed a claim, contact us 0800 2922 182. Once we have answered your questions, it is up to you to decide when to begin a claim with our experienced and friendly solicitors.

Dog bite claims

It is important that, whether it happened to you or your child, you report a dog attack or dog bite to the police. This will determine whether it is the dog’s first or one of many attacks. Your actions may also prevent any subsequent assaults. Essentially, the police can enforce the owner of the dog to carry out some preventative measures to keep everyone safe.

To avoid delays to your dog bite claim, please try to get the owner’s details, the police reference number and if possible, the pet or home insurance details from the owner.

The success rate is higher for 100% compensation claim where the dog is already known as dangerous. The chances are that the owner had been cautioned to take but had failed to take action, for example use of a muzzle. This can help to establish liability.

Did you know that in 2014/15 there were 7227 people who were treated for dog bites and attacks?

Our Simple Claim Service

  • Provide Injury Details

    All you have to do is just tell us what injury you have and what happened. You can call us or submit an online form.

  • We Work For You

    Once we have all details we need, our expert solicitors will do all the hard work herein to settle your case quickly.

  • Receive Compensation

    Once we have achieved the best outcome for you, you will be informed and a compensation cheque will be sent to you.

What to do after a dog bite?

After a bog bite or attack, it is recommended to seek medical attention. The affected area can become infected and lead to far worse problems such as rabies. The treatment you may receive will clean the area and protect you from further harm.

From an injury claim perspective, your medical records can be used to support your compensation case.

The Dangerous Dog Act

The Dangerous Dog Act 1991 was introduced by the government following a spate of dog attacks reported in 1991. The legislation was designed to protect people from dogs that are dangerous.

The Act named several breeds as dangerous
  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Fila Braziliero (Brazilian Mastiff)
  • Japanese Tosa (Japanese Mastiff)
  • Dogo Argentino (Argentinean Mastiff)

Dog owner's responsibilities

What this means for owners of dangerous dogs is there are certain protocols to follow which keeps the public safe. The dog has to be chipped, insured and be recorded on the Index of Exempted Breeds. There may be a requirement to keep the dog on a lead and muzzled when out in public.

Regardless whether there is a history of violence, when a dog of a dangerous breed inflicts an injury, a compensation for a dog attack is payable. It is also possible to claim against a dog that has not been classed in the Dangerous Dog Act. Contact us for advice.

Contact us about your claim

The good thing about claiming with us is our no win no fee guarantee that we offer for most cases. You have nothing to lose or to pay. When you contact us we will inform you of your choices so that you can get access to our excellent legal representative.

Start a dog bite claim with our online form; ring our FreePhone number 0800 2922 182 or go to our online contact form to submit a query. Whichever way you choose for your dog bite or attack injury claim, rest assured we will fight effectively for your cause.

Your Options To Compensation

  • Submit Claim For Assistance

    All you have to do is just tell us some details of what and where it happened so that we help you understand your rights.

  • Request A Callback

    Often in some injury cases it can be difficult to explain in writing so we give you the chance to talk by calling you upon request.

  • Contact For Claim Information

    Enquire online by using our contact form about any questions you may have about your compensation or a related issue.