If you own a dog that might be capable of doing somebody an injury in an accident that was not their fault, it will be your responsibility to make sure that your canine is restrained to the degree where this likelihood would be as unlikely as possible. This will be the case whether you have a large or a small dog. It doesn’t matter what part of East Sussex you come from, be it Lewes, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye, Newhaven or Bexhill, your dog is your responsibility.
Failing to do all you can to make sure that your dog can not do anybody an injury in an accident that was not their fault could see you facing a personal injury claim and having to pay out a large East Sussex accident at work compensation pay-out. Below are a number of steps you can take to lessen the chances of your animal doing a member of the public a mischief.
Preventing East Sussex accident at work compensation action after a dog bite
It used to be the case that a visitor to your home could not take personal injury action with a view to winning an East Sussex accident at work compensation against you if your dog bit them while on your property. This is no longer the case. Due to a relatively recent change in the law, anybody who is bitten by your dog on your property could sue you.
With this in mind, it will be important to make sure your dog is not able to get at anybody who might come to your front door. You might want to limit your dog’s access to your front garden, or make sure that it is locked away when you answer the door to somebody, even if it’s a door-to-door salesperson.
It will be important to muzzle your dog when you take for it for a walk if you think that it has the potential to bite somebody, especially if it has done so before. Certain types of breeds will be more of a risk than others, but you will also have to take your animal’s temperament into account.
Dog bite action with the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
If your dog were to bite somebody, all they would have to do to find out if they might be in a position to sue you for an East Sussex accident at work compensation pay-out would be to call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page. If the firm agreed to represent them on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis, they would not have to pay a penny to get their case against you off the ground. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 7th September 2014
Author: David Brown