If you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by a dog, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
A compensation claim for a dog bite or attack by a dog can be easy to prove if the dog is known to be dangerous if the owners have not taken suitable precautions to safeguard others or failed to control the animal – such as by ensuring that it is on a lead, or is muzzled.
We will work on a No Win No Fee basis.
We are based in Nottingham city centre, covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire.
We may be able to visit you at home or hospital.
The dog bite attack may have happened:
- At your place of work
- Whilst delivering something to a private property
- At a playground or park
- On the street or another public place
- At someone’s home.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is the law that governs this area.
If you’ve suffered a dog bite accident or have been attacked by a dog causing injury, please contact our expert team of personal injury lawyers for a no-obligation discussion.
What Can You Claim Compensation For?
Compensation can be claimed for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the effect of those injuries on your day to day life.
It’s possible to also claim compensation for financial losses suffered as a result of your injuries, such as loss of earnings, property damage, medical, travel expenses and potentially any care provided by family members or friends. Where it is appropriate we can also arrange private medical treatment, to speed up your recovery.
What should you do now?
If you have been bitten by a dog, here’s what you need to do:
- Report the incident to the Police, keep the crime/accident reference number
- Identify the owner of the dog and their address if possible
- Obtain any contact details of any witnesses to the attack
- Take clear photographs of the dog bite injuries as soon as possible
- If the accident occurred whilst in the course of your employment make sure you report the accident to your manager and complete an accident report form
- Visit your doctor to discuss any necessary medical treatment, e.g. a Tetanus injection
- Contact us today on 0115 9 100 200 to get expert advice and start your No Win No Fee Compensation Claim.
Why choose Actons Solicitors?
Our specialist dog bite lawyers are experienced in pursuing successful dog bite claims and will help you to get the maximum amount of compensation.
We will take the stress out of your claim by liaising with all the parties involved, such as the dog’s owner (and their insurers), the Police, any witnesses and your employers (if required). Where appropriate, we can even make sure you receive the appropriate medical treatment to aid your recovery.
"For Actons, ‘client care is always at the forefront of its work’."The Legal 500 2018 (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
"Practice head Gary Chadwick ‘will fight tenaciously for a good outcome for his client’. Tom Payne, who is noted for his ‘excellent attention to detail’ and the ‘vastly experienced’ Heidi Gleadhill are other names to note."The Legal 500 2018 (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – Claimant)
"I used Actons solicitors when I had an accident, I was highly satisfied with the work on the case they did I was put at ease from start to finish, they explained everything that was going on and advised me what I had to do. I would definitely use them again if need be."Maureen Rawse
"You have been so helpful and supportive and I sometimes think if I had gone to another solicitors firm they might not have gone as far as you have with the case. So I just want to say again thank you both ever so much for all your help I really do appreciate it."Ms R P, Leeds
"Known for ‘not being afraid of taking on challenging cases’, the team is noted from its niche expertise in hair and beauty claims, claims involving children, dog attacks, and accidents involving horses, whilst maintaining a strong presence in general personal injury work including slips, trips and falls."The Legal 500 2018 (Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – Claimant)