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Dog bite injury claim

If you have suffered injury as a result of a being bitten by a dog there is a possibility of claiming financial compensation from the owner. The right to compensation is not automatic however as normally the owner will not be held responsible if the dog has not previously shown aggression or tendency to attack.

In some cases this situation is different. For instance special provisions apply to guard dogs where it is illegal to use such dogs on premises unless a warning sign is displayed. Furthermore unless there is a handler in attendance, guard dogs must be secured and not be allowed to roam the premises freely. A breach of any of these conditions would assist any claim for compensation.

Another area where compensation is likely to be payable is if certain provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 apply. For instance under this act certain breeds of dog which are regarded as dangerous need not have displayed previous aggressive tendencies for a claim to succeed. The act also increases the liabilty of the owner of a dog which is dangerously out of control in a public place.

Dog bites can cause severe injuries in some cases and there may also be the possibility of infection caused by bacteria in the bite.

If you have been injured by a dog bite in the last three years and would like a free legal assessment of your case, please complete the Application Form. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

If you have suffered injury as a result of a being bitten by a dog there is a possibility of claiming financial compensation from the owner. The right to compensation is not automatic however as normally the owner will not be held responsible if the dog has not previously shown aggression or tendency to attack.

In some cases this situation is different. For instance special provisions apply to guard dogs where it is illegal to use such dogs on premises unless a warning sign is displayed. Furthermore unless there is a handler in attendance, guard dogs must be secured and not be allowed to roam the premises freely. A breach of any of these conditions would assist any claim for compensation.

Another area where compensation is likely to be payable is if certain provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 apply. For instance under this act certain breeds of dog which are regarded as dangerous need not have displayed previous aggressive tendencies for a claim to succeed. The act also increases the liabilty of the owner of a dog which is dangerously out of control in a public place.

Dog bites can cause severe injuries in some cases and there may also be the possibility of infection caused by bacteria in the bite.

If you have been injured by a dog bite in the last three years and would like a free legal assessment of your case, please complete the Application Form. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case