You’re probably aware that you might be able to make a claim for accident compensation claims in Pembrokeshire if you were to be bitten by another person’s dog while you were out and about. What you might not be aware of is that you might have a claim even if you were bitten on the dog owner’s premises.
Dog bites and accident compensation claims in Pembrokeshire
That’s right; the owners of large, aggressive dogs have a responsibility to make sure their animals do not do anybody any harm, even on their own property. This will apply to invited guests, as well as visitors such as milkmen. If you’re attacked by a dog of any size on the dog owner’s property and you require medical treatment for your injuries, there will be a chance that you might be entitled to compensation.
Maybe you were a postman delivering a few letters when a large hound came bounding out of nowhere and proceeded to sink its teeth into your thigh. As the owner of the property and the dog should have made sure that the beast was unable to attack anybody who came to the door, you might well have a claim on your hands.
The same might be true if you were a door to door salesperson who managed to make it to the front door of a house to ring a doorbell, only for a large dog to jump out and bite you when the door was opened. The fact that the dog should have been properly restrained before the door was opened might work in your favour here.
In most cases such as these, the pet insurance held by the dog owner should cover any money you were due, unless of course the owner had breached any exclusions. There might also be a possibility that the dog owner might not be covered.
Get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been bitten by somebody else’s dog, no matter where this might have been, talk to Accident Advice Helpline today. To speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable claims advisors, simply pick up the phone right now and call either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile handset. If possible, it would be great if you could gather together all of the information about the dog bite incident concerned as you can lay your hands on before getting in touch.
Date Published: 13th April 2015
Author: David Brown