Survivor Guide: Dog Walking

Walking the dog is one of life’s pleasures and it is the only way many people get any exercise at all. Dog ownership is a great joy to many people and not only do you get to go for a bracing walk in the fresh air a couple of times a day, you also get to meet other dog owners and possibly make some lasting friendships. It needs to be said, though, that walking the dog is not without its natural hazards and you need to take reasonable precautions to stay safe when out with the pooch.

Keep on the map when dog walking

Something that many people forget is to make sure that someone knows where you are. Your favourite walk may take you into places where few people go regularly and if you hurt yourself, it may be a while until you are found. Don’t rely on your mobile phone; places where few people go often have no signal. Wear appropriate clothes and footwear too – if you walk off the beaten track it is easy to twist an ankle or worse. If you have a dog who is a bit shy or aggressive, make sure you have a lead that you can attach very quickly. Dog fights are scary but one thing to remember is not to intervene yourself, because you can get a nasty bite.

Dog walking in the park, I slipped on moss and fell. Do I have grounds for a claim?

If you go dog walking in a public park or anywhere that has official paths laid down which have been allowed to become slippery and dangerous, you may have a claim if you slip and are injured. You should take reasonable care when out walking – your compensation may be refused or reduced if you walked on a surface that a reasonable person would judge to be dangerous and subsequently fell. Call Accident Advice Helpline with all the details of your slip or trip and one of our experts will be able to help you assess whether a claim is likely to be successful.

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You will be asked whether you consider the accident to be the fault of a third party, whether the accident caused you to need medical attention and whether it happened in the last three years. Depending on your answers and other details of the incident, our advisor may then tell you that you can make a claim. We work on a no win no fee* basis and so any work we subsequently do for you will have no upfront fees, so that you don’t need to worry on that score.

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