Our client was bitten by two dogs at somebody’s property in the course of her employment as a postal worker.
As a result, our client sustained puncture wounds and bruising to both legs.
How we helped
We intimated the claim upon the owner of the dogs. The owner did not confirm whether liability would be admitted and despite following up with them on several occasions, we considered that the best option to progress the claim would be to raise Court proceedings.
We recovered a copy of our client’s medical records and arranged for her to be examined by a medical expert for the purposes of obtaining a report.
In addition to the physical symptoms, our client suffered from ongoing anxiety symptoms, particularly when around dogs.
Once the Court action was raised, the owner of the dogs denied liability for the accident on the basis that our client accepted the risk of being bitten by entering his property.
We collated further information and made further investigations into liability by speaking with a number of witnesses. We had evidence that there were no warning signs in respect of any dogs being present at the property.
Ultimately, we successfully managed to secure a Court decree against the owner of the dogs for the claim.