Personal Injury Claims

Dog Bites Compensation

About 200,000 dog bite injuries take place every year across the UK, and if you have been injured by a dog you could be able to claim compensation.

The team of specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler have vast experience of dealing with claims relating to dog bite injuries, helping clients get financial compensation to help cover any medical fees, loss of earnings and rehabilitation costs.

We are proud of our reputation as a warm, friendly, down-to-earth law firm, and our legal professionals are specialists in their field.

STARTING YOUR DOG BITE CLAIM

If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, your priority will of course be to seek medical treatment for your injuries. But if you can, it’s important to try to gather as much information about the attack as possible, including the breed of the dog and the owner’s contact details.

However, if that’s not possible, it’s a good idea to contact the team at Lanyon Bowdler as soon as you can for free, initial legal advice on your potential dog bite claim.

Dog bites can be very serious, leaving victims with permanent injuries - both physical and psychological. Every dog owner is potentially liable for the behaviour of their dog, so the person injured has a legal right to claim for compensation if an attack is due to the negligence of the dog owner or the person handling the dog at the time, or if the dog has exhibited aggressive behaviour in the past.

Yet many people involved in dog attacks are unaware they can make dog bite claims.

THE DANGEROUS DOGS ACT

The Dangerous Dogs Act came into force in 1991 and states that Pit Bull Terriers (Pit Bull Type), Japanese Tosas and Fila Brasileiros must be muzzled and on a lead at all times when in a public place. These breeds have all been judged to be legally “dangerous” and therefore any injury will lead to compensation being awarded, regardless of any previous incidents.

CONTACT LANYON BOWDLER SOLICITORS

Give us a call on 0800 464 0086 or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.