If you’ve been attacked and injured by a canine, we’re here to make things right. Our specialist team of public liability lawyers can help you make a successful dog bite compensation claim today.
Dog bite compensation
According to the Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital, over 13,000 people all over Australia enter Emergency Departments with dog bite injuries.
Depending on the size and breed of the animal, bites can range from small punctures to extensive wounding and incisions.
Injuries resulting from animals can be superficial, while other injuries require extensive rehabilitation and leave permanent scars.
The compensation we may recoup costs incurred by taking time off work, hiring carers, hospital bills, and/or emergency surgery.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog in an accident due to negligence, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
Call our personal injury team today on 1800 106 107 for free impartial advice, and whether you are eligible to make a dog bite compensation claim.
Either way, there is no obligation to proceed.
Common injuries resulting from dog bites
Some of the most common injuries we help people claim for include:
- Scarring and impairment
- Deep wounds to the leg
- Loss of body parts such as fingers, ears and nose
- Lacerations to the arm
- Facial injuries
In some cases, attacks by savage animals can result in serious and life-threatening injuries.
Please don’t worry if we haven’t mentioned your injuries in the list above as we might still be able to help.
Claiming dog bite compensation
Businesses and private residences have a duty of care to protect your safety at all times.
When you were bitten, and the animal was unleashed, not cordoned off or not wearing muzzling equipment you could have grounds for making a compensation claim.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible, call our specialist team of public injury solicitors who can help make this determination for you.
Our experts have handled many animal attack cases in the past where people have been bitten by dogs and can make a determination to your eligibility.
Our specialists have the requisite knowledge to determine if you have enough of a case to proceed.
During our call, we will need to ask you a few questions about your accident and injury.
If you feel uncomfortable or nervous speaking about your experience at any time let us know.
Our goal is to help you and provide you with free advice about making a claim.
We don’t ask frivolous or leading questions and make your claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.
If we believe you have a claim and you grant us your permission to continue, then we’ll select the right personal injury lawyer from our team and put you in contact with them directly.
No Win, No Payment dog attack compensation
Our national panel of personal injury lawyers can help you make your compensation claim on a no win no pay basis.
This reduces any financial risk to you in the event your claim is unsuccessful.
All fees and charges are laid out in advance in a written agreement and nothing will take place without your consent or knowledge.
Note: in rare cases, we cannot offer “no win, no fee” agreement. But if this applies to you, your lawyer will let you know before you start your claim
How much compensation can I get?
There is no one size fits all solution we can use when it comes to calculating your compensation.
The amount of compensation owed to plaintiffs depends on the severity of their injuries and the State in which they suffered them.
Some of the main things a solicitor will consider when negotiating your compensation will include.
- Any time off work and lost earnings
- Any future lost earnings
- Any changes in your ability to work
- Care or support, even if given to you for free by family or friends
- Any adaptations you might need to your home or motor vehicle
- Travel and accommodation expenses
At this stage it is impossible to give you an accurate estimation of what you could receive however, you can make your own assessment online, without having to speak to a lawyer using our compensation calculator.
What to do next
If convenient and its safe to do so, try and get the names and contact numbers of any witnesses.
We also recommend reporting the incident to the police because it might be the case that the animal has attacked someone else in the past.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all this information to had when you call us because we can help you organise it at a later date.
Get in touch with our legal advisors free to find out if you have a claim, or request a call at a time convenient to you.