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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Health and Safety News

    Royal Mail Takes Drastic Action Over Dog Bite Threat To Postal Workers

    By David Brown on April 10, 2013

    Royal Mail Takes Drastic Action Over Dog Bite Threat To Postal Workers

    Royal Mail has recently been forced to take drastic action to protect their postmen and women after a Rhodesian Ridgeback-style dog displayed aggressive behaviour towards them. Two postmen have been attacked by the dog, prompting Royal Mail to suspend deliveries to all houses in the street.

    Postal delivery workers have a perilous job to do on our streets, and on a regular basis they face the disturbing prospect of a dog attack. Many dog-owners do not realise the impact this has on our postmen and women, and the potential seriousness of subsequent injuries. Royal Mail’s decision to suspend deliveries to all houses in the street highlights the dangers that our postal workers regularly face.

    The Daily Telegraph reports that in the north-west alone, there were 311 dog attacks on postmen and women in the year ending April 2012. Postal workers have access to their own Dog Attacks Compensation Scheme, but members of the public are also at risk of injury from attacks such as this, so what can be done to educate the public about the effect these attacks are having?

    “Dog bite compensation claims from members of the public are common, particularly in the Spring” a spokesperson from advice and compensation provider Accident Advice Helpline commented. “The prospect of being attacked by a dog is horrific, and dog owners need to be made aware of the effect of this on innocent members of the public who are just going about their daily business.”

    She went on to say, “Tough action needs to be taken against dog owners who do not keep their dogs under control, and recklessly endanger the wellbeing of the public.”

    A Royal Mail spokesman said that they were liaising with the local council and hoped to resume deliveries to the street in question.

    For anyone wanting to find out more about a dog bite claim, Accident Advice Helpline can be reached on 0800 6897 221. In addition to dog bite compensation claims, the company offers advice about a wide range of accident injury claims, which can be processed on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Source: The Telegraph

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    Date Published: April 10, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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