If you walk dogs as a profession, then you may have been bitten or attacked by an animal while working and now be in need of dog walker injury advice. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help if you find yourself in this situation. We provide personal injury advice and legal representation to those that need it. You could be eligible for a claim if you were injured during the last three years and needed medical treatment for the injuries. A third party, such as a dog owner, must also be at fault for the accident.
Dog walker injuries
Dog walkers are usually animal lovers. They often walk up to 18 dogs a day and have to keep a tight leash on several dogs at once. This physically demanding job is often rewarding and fun, but there are times when a dangerous dog can leave you with serious bites and other injuries. If you have been injured by a dog you were walking, then the owner may be liable. If the dog had a history of aggression, then they would be at fault if it subsequently attacked you while in public.
Dog walkers are also exposed to other dangers during a working day due to being outdoors. For example, you could make a claim if you were on a zebra crossing and were run over by a car. Serious accidents such as these can lead to life-changing injuries, such as brain damage. In these cases, we will make a claim against the driver’s insurance. The amount you will receive always depends on specific circumstances; there is no one hard fast rule for all. For example, if you are now wheelchair bound, you may receive a higher reward as you have been forced to adjust to a very different way of life.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Accident Advice Helpline has been making personal injury claims for clients since 2000; our team of legal experts can give you the best dog walker injury advice. If you decide to make a no win, no fee* claim, a solicitor specialising in personal injuries will work on your behalf to prove the negligence of another person or third party. They will do this by using your medical and financial documents, details from the accident, witness accounts, and photographs.
If you have been bitten by a dog, then you may be struggling to return to work, either because of physical ailments or due to anxiety and stress. A claim could pay for any help you need, either counselling treatment or medical bill, it may also compensate you for what you have been through. While it may not eradicate the painful memories straight away, a monetary sum can enable you to get your life back on track and support your family.
To obtain dog walker injury advice from a friendly advisor, call our free, 24-hour helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: July 21, 2015
Author: David Brown