The method of treating dog attack injuries will vary greatly, depending on the nature and severity of the attack. In the case of a minor nip or scratch, you may be able to treat it at home with over the counter remedies. Wash the wound carefully and apply antiseptic cream and dressing. Encouraging the wound to bleed by gently pressing on the area will help prevent infection. However, if you are in any way concerned, then speak to you local pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible.
Treating dog attack injuries
If you sustained a prolonged and vicious attack at the hands of an aggressive dog, then your injures are likely to need urgent medical attention. A doctor will be able to ascertain the extent of your wounds and prescribe the appropriate treatment. You may need to have stitching in order to stop bleeding, or even extensive surgical intervention. For children and the elderly, a dog attack can have very serious consequences so you should call 999 for immediate assistance.
Claiming compensation after a dog attack
Have you been treating dog attack injuries through no fault of your own? Well, if you can answer, ‘yes’ to the following three questions, then you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering:
- Did the attack happen within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame?
- Did you need medical attention in the aftermath of the attack?
By pursuing a personal injury claim, you can be compensated for the pain and misery that you have endured. You can also claim for any out-of-pocket expenses that arose as a result of your injuries.
According to the law in the UK, innocent accident victims are entitled to seek justice. So why should you miss out on what is legally yours?
Accident Advice Helpline for a no-win, no-fee* claim
For free initial advice, and a no-win, no-fee* claim, all you need to do is chat to Accident Advice Helpline. As one of the top law firms in the UK, we believe that no one will work harder to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we adhere to the principles of integrity, reliability, dependability and accountability. We are a law firm that you can trust and we will always have your best interests in mind.
How can you contact Accident Advice Helpline?
You can connect with the claim experts by dialling either:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline or
- 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so there is never a bad time to get in touch.
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