A claim as a postman bitten by a dog is fairly common. Many owners who live in rural areas allow their dogs to be at large, posing a threat to postmen because they often become defensive of their homes. Others may keep breeds known for being dangerous and not properly supervise them around others.
When help is needed
A large number of dog bites happen because of owner negligence. If the dog’s owner was being negligent and you’ve been injured, some sort of action is required.
Knowing the rights that you have under UK law is a good way to make sure your injury is properly dealt with. With Accident Advice Helpline on your side, you don’t need to fear the outcome of any legal proceedings.
When you contact us, you can be sure that your case will be given the personalised attention that it deserves. Our staff know a lot about personal injury law, and they provide friendly, helpful service 24 hours a day.
Our personal injury helpline staff have a policy of honesty in their dealings with clients. You’ll get a referral to the right solicitor straight away if you have a case with a great chance of success. We will also tell you if your claim has very little chance of success.
Because of our large caseload, you can be sure that everything possible will be done to help you with your claim. We offer easy access to experts who specialise in personal injury cases involving dog bites. You will have access to one of the biggest and best law firms that the UK has to offer, and we make resolving injury cases our highest priority.
Some guidelines to keep in mind
Before you make your claim, you will need to consider a few simple rules.
You must have seen a doctor because of the bite. Otherwise, it will be difficult to prove that the dog bite was severe enough to file a claim.
The bite must have occurred less than 3 years ago. It is important to act on incidents like this straight away.
The dog’s owner must have clearly been primarily at fault. While there are often circumstances where the person who was bitten was partially to blame, the majority of the blame must be on the owner. Many people don’t realise that not all bite cases are completely clear-cut.
Don’t hesitate to contact us
For your convenience, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline either by phone or online. Getting the process started is as simple as taking 30 seconds to complete our form.
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Date Published: December 13, 2013
Author: David Brown