Everyday across the UK, postmen and women are at risk of being bitten by a dog while delivering mail to residential and commercial properties. You may not think that being a postie is a dangerous job, but when you consider that on average around 9 postmen and women are attacked by dogs every day in the UK – with over 3,300 attacks taking place between April 2013 and April 2014 – you might wish to reconsider.
Many of these attacks leave postal workers with serious disabling or permanent injuries which could affect their ability to return to work and have a huge impact on their lives. Royal Mail campaign to improve awareness of dog attacks and encourage responsible dog ownership; but this is still a very real risk for anyone delivering post in the UK.
If you are considering claiming postman compensation for being bitten by a dog, it is important to make a claim promptly as there is usually a three year time limit in place in which to make a claim. You may wish to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer, to find out whether you have a viable claim.
Claiming compensation for an accident at work
If you are thinking about making a claim for postman compensation for being bitten by a dog, you may be wondering how much compensation you could receive. There is no hard and fast answer to this question, as the amount will vary depending on a number of factors. Settlements usually take into account the severity of your injuries, pain and suffering but will also factor in any loss of earnings; for example if you have been forced to take time off work to recover, or if you are seriously injured and unable to continue working. Medical expenses relating to your injury are also usually included in the payout.
Choosing a personal injury lawyer you can trust
It’s important to work with a reputable personal injury lawyer and Accident Advice Helpline should be your first choice. We have 14 years’ experience in the industry and are endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen (who you probably recognise from TV). Our team of professional personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve, and we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you don’t have to fork out for upfront legal fees. Call our freephone helpline right now to see how we can help you claim compensation for your injuries.Open Claim Calculator