Mr M from Warrington in Cheshire spoke to Michael Lewin Solicitors when he was bitten by a dog; Michael Lewin will accept any claim for an accident or injury if a third party is at fault and they will work passionately to ensure that each compensation claim handled by their lawyers is awarded the maximum amount possible in the UK.
Dog attacks feature regularly in the news. Compensation claims for dog attacks are increasing each year. Anyone who has been attacked by a dog can make a claim. Whether they have been bitten like Mr M or even knocked over by a dog if any injury is sustained by the victim then a public liability claim can be made. The liability applies to anyone who is responsible for the control of the dog. It could be a dog walker private owner security guard or basically anyone who has a dog on their premises. This person may not necessarily be the dog’s owner. Like many areas of personal injury law dog attacks can be a complicated and it is important to seek legal advice from personal injury experts.
Quite recently an MP who was bitten by a dog began an investigation into government plans to improve legislation for dangerous dogs. There has been concerns regarding the increasing amount of dog related offences and it is estimated that over 200000 people are attacked by dogs each year in the UK. It is also reported that dog attacks cost the NHS over three million pounds in 2009.
The personal injury team at Michael Lewin can provide you with expert legal advice regarding an accident or injury relating to a dog attack ; you can pursue a compensation claim with the help of professional lawyers who have a vast knowledge of this area of personal injury law in the UK.
Dog bites often get infected and it is crucial to seek prompt medical attention. Dog bites inject bacteria deep into the tissue. Common bacteria which are involved in such infections are Streptococcus Staphylococcus and Pasteurella. The three main issues that need to be addressed with every dog bite are damage to the skin damage to muscles nerves and bones and infection.
Regardless of the severity of the bite medical attention is always required. Victims of dog bites who are seeking compensation should be aware that any compensation award will not only take into account any physical pain or suffering but also any emotional or mental trauma. It will also take into account any additional financial costs incurred as a direct result of the injury. This may include time off work travelling costs and medical treatments.
Anyone wishing to make a claim can do so safe in the knowledge that if their claim is accepted they will not have to pay any legal fees at all. Michael Lewin operate on a no win no fee basis which means all the legal fees are charged to the third party.
If you have been hurt in a dog attack or are the victim of any accident or injury which was caused by someone else call Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss a compensation claim with trusted personal injury lawyers in the UK: 0844 499 9302.