Dog Bite Claims

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Dogs make wonderful pets but it is imperative that they are kept under control and are not allowed to bite members of the public

Our Solicitors are regularly instructed by clients who have been misfortunate enough to have been attacked by dogs. Very often these attacks will occur unexpectedly and it is no coincidence that attacks on delivery men and women are on the rise. Online shopping has become extremely popular and many of our clients who have fallen victim to an attack by a dog are employees of some of the major delivery companies such as;

  • Royal Mail
  • Hermes
  • DPD
  • Parcel Force
  • Yodel

We also act for clients who are simply out for a walk, cycle or run and are attacked by a dog.

Attacks can leave serious scars, abrasions or bruising and even sometimes fractures. In nearly all occasions they will have psychiatric consequences on the individual that has suffered the attack.

Boyd Rice Solicitors are experts in recovering compensation, very often through the Courts, for clients who have been attacked by a dog or dogs. We have established relationships with Consultant Plastic Surgeons who will assess the extent of our client’s injuries and report on whether any scarring will be permanent or not. We can arrange an appointment with a Consultant Psychiatrist if required.

Our track record in these cases is unrivalled. We will pursue the dog owner for compensation and will keep you updated along the way.

If you have been bitten by a dog please contact one of the injury claims team on 02891 817715, by email or complete our Online Enquiry and let us explain how we can help you.

We offer a free initial consultation where we will confidentially discuss the circumstances of your accident and will assess how we can assist you in the best way possible.

You will be under no obligation to instruct us and we will be delighted to advise in any way that we can. Please do not let funding concerns deter you from getting in touch with us. We will discuss all available ways to fund your case enabling you to make a fully informed decision as to whether you wish to proceed with the claim. “No Win No Fee” payment arrangements are not permitted in Northern Ireland, however, you may be entitled to legal costs insurance or legal aid. We seek to recover your legal costs from the dog owner.

Case Studies – Dog Bite Claims Settles for £6,000

Free Initial Consultation, Speak to our Specialist Solicitor

Neil McGranaghan
Neil McGranaghan
  • Neil manages the injury claim department in Boyd Rice Solicitors.
  • He regularly appears in the County Court and the High Court on behalf of his clients.
  • Neil is a member of APIL- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
  • Neil and his team handled more injury claims than any other Firm of Solicitors in Newtownards and the surrounding areas in 2019.
  • For further information, please have a look at Neil’s client testimonials on Google, he is renowned for going above and beyond for his clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is very common for individuals who have sustained a physical injury from an accident to then develop psychiatric injury such as an adjustment disorder or depression. In order to determine the extent of your psychological injury we will arrange for you to be examined by a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Seek medical attention for your injuries, phone the dog warden in your local Council and then get in contact with one of our injury team who will talk you through the rest of the process. If you can get the name and address of the dog owner that will be helpful.

Yes, you can claim loss of earnings for any time of work that is related to the attack by the dog but as long as the duration off work is reasonable and you must mitigate your loss.

We normally try to bring these cases to conclusion within 9 months of receipt of your instructions, if possible.

Yes, however, thankfully most dog owners have either home insurance and/ or pet insurance. The insurer will normally indemnify the dog owner for damages and costs arising from the attack.

You will always have freedom of choice to pick whatever Solicitor you wish to proceed with a claim however we have significant experience in cases of this type and have achieved significant compensation for our clients in the past. It is no coincidence that when you google “dog bite solicitor Northern Ireland” we are the first Solicitor that appears!