If you are looking for injury lawyers in Fordingbridge, you may have had an accident involving some stray farm animals in the New Forest. Alternatively, you may have been diagnosed with an illness for which another person’s negligence was responsible. If this is the case, and you can’t find an appropriate firm of injury lawyers in Fordingbridge– (for example) then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Injury lawyers in Fordingbridge
When it comes to making a compensation claim your first thought may be to seek the help of a local injury lawyer in Fordingbridge. However, in many circumstances you are better off using the services of a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline. Their service offers many benefits that a local injury lawyer in Fordingbridge cannot compete with.
If you are bitten by a dog, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. There are some people such as plumbers, electricians, meter readers and the poor postman, who come into contact with dogs during the course of their daily work. Owners of dogs have a responsibility to keep them under control, so if you have been bitten, the dog’s owner has been negligent in his or her duty of care for the dog and you.
If a dog bites you on the street, hopefully there will be witnesses whose names and contact details you can take. If the dog is wearing a collar you may be able to trace its owner, and you should report the attack to the police. A dog should not be roaming the streets, and if you are bitten by a stray it may be possible to claim negligence on the part of the local authority who have a responsibility for the collection of strays.
What to do after being bitten
You should wash the wound under warm running water as soon as possible after being bitten because bacteria will be in the saliva. You need to clean the wound thoroughly but don’t apply antibacterial cream, as, surprisingly some bacteria will proliferate if you do and the wound will be made worse than it initially was. If the wound is not actually bleeding, squeeze it so that blood starts to flow.
It is always advisable to seek medical attention especially if the dog bite broke the skin, it was a child that was bitten or you were on a foreign holiday.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have queries about any potential personal injury compensation claim you think you have, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of expert solicitors can advise you about all aspects of the claims procedure. Visit our website to find out more about us and then consider calling us. You can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 22nd October 2013
Author: David Brown