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    Potential accident claims for dog walkers


    Walking your dog is supposed to be a relaxing and pleasurable experience, but if you’ve suffered a slip, trip or fall or you’ve been injured in a dog attack, you may be eligible for compensation.

    What causes slips, trips and falls for dog walkers in public places?

    Unfortunately, accidents happen when you least expect them, and a quick evening stroll with your dog could turn nasty in the blink of an eye. Slips and falls are the most common type of accident in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive, and when you’re out walking there are many potential hazards to look out for. The most common causes of slips and trips for dog walkers include:

    • adverse weather conditions, especially ice and rain
    • slippery pavements and paths
    • obstructions
    • uneven paving

    If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in a public place and you were not to blame, you may be able to make a claim for slip, trip or fall compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in handling a broad spectrum of personal injury claims and their expert legal team could help you to get the public place accident compensation you deserve. All you have to do is provide details of where and when you slipped and the injuries you sustained, and the firm will take care of your case.

    Dog attacks: can I claim personal injury compensation?

    It is human nature to protect what is yours and if your dog is approached by another dog, it is natural to step in and try to prevent them from coming to harm, despite the fact that this increases your risk of being injured. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog through no fault of your own, you should seek legal assistance from Accident Advice Helpline. Compensation can help to cover medical costs and time spent off work, as well as giving you peace of mind that your bills are covered.

    Safety tips for dog walkers: Preventing accidents in public places

    Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent accidents, but here are some simple tips to try and lower your risk of slipping:

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    • wear suitable footwear
    • stick to designated pavements and paths
    • maintain control of your dog at all times
    • avoid walking your dog in extreme weather conditions
    • take a torch with you if you are walking during the evening

    Date Published: January 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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