Help with recovering from a dog bite: What the law can offer you
The first thing a victim of a serious dog bite needs to do is seek immediate medical treatment.
Once the injuries have been brought under control the recovery process can begin. This is where the law can often assist, obtaining compensation to provide help with recovering from a dog bite.
If the dog that attacked was not owned by you then you may be entitled to recover compensation from its owner. Compensation packages can include funding for specialist treatment to help you recover from the trauma. The law governing injuries caused by animals can be a little complex, so we recommend you call our free dog bite helpline to find out exactly where you stand.
Once we take a claim on we can offer help with recovering from a dog bite in a number of ways. First, we can assist with scarring, particularly facial scarring. We have access to some of the country’s leading cosmetic consultants who are able to offer temporary and permanent solutions using camouflage make-up techniques. This treatment can be very expensive, but we can make a claim for those costs, including the costs you are likely to incur in future years.
We can also help you to recover from any psychological effects of the incident, seeking compensation to pay for counselling and specialist therapies to enable you to overcome any long term effects of the trauma.
It is worth remembering that many dog owners are insured, so their own personal finances should not put you off making a claim. Nor should fear of legal costs deter you from seeking justice as we are usually able to work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.
So if you would like help with recovering from a dog bite then call the dog bite claim specialists on 0333 888 0404 or simply send an email to [email protected]