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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dog attack injuries


    Dog attack injuries

    It’s no surprise that dogs are often called man’s best friend. They can offer companionship, love and are known for being incredibly loyal. In fact, it is estimated that over 24% of households in the UK keep a dog as a family pet.

    Despite being domesticated, dogs have retained some of the physical and mental attributes required for hunting and self defence. They are strong, cunning and have sharp, pointed teeth that could inflict a serious injury. Indeed, even the most placid and relaxed dog can become a danger in certain circumstances.

    Thankfully, serious dog attack injuries are rare, and they are unlikely to deter this nation of animal overs from welcoming them into our homes.

    Dog attack injuries

    One of the most common ways how you could sustain dog attack injuries is as a result of a bite. This can be from an overzealous puppy, or from an aggressive animal who has been raised and encouraged to attack.

    On one hand, you might be playing with your dog and receive a playful bite that is never intended to cause pain. On the other, you might be the victim of an unprovoked attack by an aggressive animal.

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    The symptoms of dog attack injuries can also vary, depending on the nature of the incident. In the case of a deep wound, it is likely that you will be in a lot of pain and your wound will be bleeding profusely. You may need stitches and you will almost certainly require screening and treatment for possible infection.

    For more minor wounds, you might notice a swelling as well as a small amount of bleeding. If the skin has been punctured, then you are susceptible to infection, so it is important that you get advice about treating dog attack injuries as soon as possible.

    Infection

    If your wound becomes infected, then the long term effects of dog attack injuries could be far more serious, and even life threatening. So if you are at all concerned, then visit with your GP as soon as possible. It is better to be safe than sorry.

    Compensation

    Did you sustain dog attack injuries that required medical attention? Was someone else to blame? Perhaps you were the victim of an attack while you were taking a relaxing walk. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the attack, you may be thinking about claiming for dog attack injuries.

    To find out more, why not chat to the claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline? We specialise in handling personal injury claims and we are proud to be one of the top law firms in the UK. We operate entirely under the no-win, no-fee agreement and our initial advice is free. So you don’t even need to be concerned about the cost of making a claim for dog attack injuries. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to an adviser today.

    Date Published: 25th July 2016

    Author: Lynne Bell

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