Caerwent is a village within Monmouthshire in Wales which is bypassed by the road between Newport and Chepstow. It was started as a market town by the Romans and some of the buildings are constructed on what used to be the old Roman market area.
Dog bites may occur when the owner of the dog fails to enclose it or to properly maintain the enclosure. This may be due to negligence or carelessness. If you are a no-fault victim, you can make a personal injury compensation claim against the dog owner. It is important to contact a lawyer in Caerwent to help you get justice.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specializes in personal injury compensation claims of all types.
It is advisable to call Accident Advice Helpline since they have expert lawyers throughout the UK. They are readily available on their 24/7 free phone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 993 for expert advice which is free and non-obligatory or take the 30 second test on their website to know if you qualify to make a compensation claim.
This national organization which has been tested and trusted by many other claimants for many years will connect you to a professional lawyer in Caerwent who will give you 100% no-win no-fee* service.
Dog bite injuries which require a lawyer in Caerwent
Some people do not report dog bites so it is hard to estimate how many dog bites take place at a given time. Children, home service givers and passersby may be injured by a dog that was not enclosed.
- Bruises, scratches and small punctures-are common on the face, hands and legs from the dog’s teeth or nails.
- Abrasions-are minor wounds caused by superficial scratching of the outer skin i.e. epidermis. Serious abrasions may cause scar tissue. Topical antibiotics such as Bacitracin or Neosporin may be applied to prevent any infections. Topical analgesics such as benzocaine and iodocaine may be applied to control pain.
- Cuts and lacerations-dog bites can cause deep wounds and soft tissue damage. The wounds can be sutured and treated with antibiotics to quicken recovery.
- Infections-wounds should be cleaned immediately and saline solution applied. Some infections can be fatal. Seek medical attention immediately so you can be given a tetanus shot and rabies treatment. If the skin is severely damaged skin grafting should be considered.
- Fractured bones-when you or your child runs away from a dog it may chase you and you end up falling. The fractured bones are set by casting or traction. A plaster cast made of fibreglass or plaster of Paris may be used and nerve damage rectified.
- Vision loss-occurs when one or both eyes are injured. Reconstructive surgery may be performed when the victim experiences facial trauma.
- Emotional and psychological injuries-fear, depression, nightmares, worry and anxiety may follow after a dog attack. Some victims develop withdrawal symptoms. All these should be quantified by a lawyer in Caerwent.
- Fatality-some dog bites can become fatal due to tetanus or scabies.