Dog Bite Injury

Dogs provide companionship that enriches the lives of many families and individuals. Usually, dogs are very friendly towards humans, but there are cases where the opposite is true. A dog bite injury can be painful and traumatic.

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The Short of it

  • If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a dog bite within the last three years,

    you may be entitled to compensation.

  • It is possible to claim for dog attacks in public places,

    as well as dog attacks which may happen in the home.

  • At Watermans, we employ a specialist team of personal injury solicitors,

    who are experienced in handling dog bite claims.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Dog bite injuries

    Dog bite injury claims

    Dogs can be very unpredictable in their behaviour towards other animals and humans, even if they’ve previously showed no signs of aggression. Dogs are social animals by nature, with a well-defined pack hierarchy. When the dog doesn’t know where their place is within the human hierarchy, they will naturally try to assert themselves in a form of growling, barking or even biting. While dogs can’t be judged by the same standards we apply to humans, when they suddenly turn aggressive, it is often due to lack of care on the owner’s part.

    Dog owners have a responsibility to monitor their dog’s behaviour in public places and attend dog training classes to ensure that their dog isn’t showing signs of aggression. Unfortunately, there are people who encourage their dogs to be aggressive, which can result in serious physical and mental injuries. This is particularly distressing when a child is the victim of a dog bite. Dog attacks on small children have far worse consequences due to a child’s small body size and weight.

    If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog then you may be able to claim compensation. This applies to dog attacks in public as well as inside the home. This would be against the dog’s owner or whoever was responsible for the animal at that time of the attack, for example a dog walker.

    At Watermans, we employ expert personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling dog bite claims. Speak to one of us today, to start your claim process.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a dog bite injury claim?

    If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a dog bite within the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation. The effects of a dog bite attack can be painful and long-lasting, and psychologically damaging. It may be that you require reconstructive surgery and other medical procedures, which can be expensive and result in you missing work. Being off of work will then result in a loss of earnings for you and your family, and this can be claimed for as compensation.

    In order to proceed with your claim, make sure you get the owner’s contact details and those of any witnesses. You should consider reporting the incident to the police, as this can also help the case of any potential future victims. The majority of people who own a dog will have home insurance or dedicated pet insurance and if your dog bite compensation claim is successful, the pay-out should be from the dog owner’s insurance company.

    At Watermans, we employ specialist personal injury solicitors who are experienced in handling dog bite claims. We offer straightforward legal advice, all whilst handling the legal side of things, so that you and and your loved ones can concentrate on your recovery. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a dog bite injury?

    Compensation for dog attack accidents in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could receive depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as other factors, like loss of earnings.

    We fully investigate each case we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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