Dog walking is obviously a very important part of being a dog owner but in this day and age, time has become increasingly limited which means people have had to resort to getting others to walk their dog or even employing professional dog walkers. This kind of employment brings into question potential accident claims for professional dog walkers.
What type of accident claims for professional dog walkers are there?
Slips, trips and falls are the most common accident cause and this is no different for professional dog walkers. Whether it’s over loose paving, tree roots, large rocks or any manner of obstacles, the key to avoiding injury is making sure you’re not only aware of your surroundings but confident that you can maintain control over the dog(s).
Many professional dog walkers often walk more than one dog at a time which can throw in different types of challenges. It also means you need to be more aware of where you’re walking as you won’t often be completely concentrating on where you’re going. The unpredictability of walking a number of dogs at the same time means that things like road accidents can be more probable.
Are there any other accident claims for professional dog walkers?
With professional dog walkers, there are the obvious risks like slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents, however, there are also other more obscure risks to being a professional dog walker like actually being bitten by a dog.
While many dogs are reasonably placid, especially when they’re walked, any professional dog walker can’t discount the fact that they may suffer a bite injury while dealing with a number of dogs together.
If you have had an accident whilst being a professional dog walker within the past 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Whether this is a slip, trip or fall whilst walking the dog or any other incident, you could be eligible for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’ worth of experience as a personal injury specialist. Our team of highly trained lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their claims without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make a claim, speak to one of our friendly advisers on the 24-hour free phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see if you could make an accident claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown