DOG BITE CLAIMS & COMPENSATION SCOTLAND

According to the PDSA there are approximately 9.9 million dogs in the UK!  That is approximately 1 in 4 households and growing year on year,  dog owners have a responsibility and a duty to care to member’s of the public, ensuring that their dog does not harm or cause an injury to others.  Sadly this isn’t always the case.

If you have been bitten by a dog, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation, call us today to speak to one of our claims experts.

Your claim will be dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis, which means if your claim is unsuccessful, you wont have to pay for the work that we did on your behalf. We have the best dog claims & compensation solicitors & lawyers in Scotland

WHO IS TO BLAME?

Dog owners have a duty of care to members of the public, by keeping their dogs close by and on leads when in the public, regardless of size dog bites can cause severe injuries sometimes life changing. If you have been bitten by a dog we would look to claim from any insurance the owner may have, this could be pet or home insurance, as insurance is not compulsory, claiming compensation from a dog owner who does not have insurance could prove to be difficult.

TYPES OF DOG BITE INJURIES

Dog bites are traumatic experiences, sometimes leading to life changing injuries, a few are noted below:

  • Scratches
  • Bites
  • Tissue damage
  • Permanent Scarring
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve injury
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Infection
  • Puncture wounds
  • Psychological trauma

HOW TO MAKE A DOG BITE CLAIM

  • Following a dog bite, there are a few important steps to take to ensure your health and compensation claim is not compromised, a few are listed below:
  • Receive medical attention immediately, however minor the injuries may be
  • Identify and inform the dog owner, take their details along with any insurance they may have in place
  • Inform the police as soon as possible, make a note of the crime reference number
  • Collect any witness details, this will strengthen your claim and give it credibility
  • Take photographs of your injuries
  • Contact our expert dog bite claims solicitors, we will be upfront and inform you within a few minutes if you claim is likely to succeed, the time it will take and how much compensation you may be able to claim.We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland, and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our friendly legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.

SIMPLE CLAIMS PROCESS

  • Contact our Professional Compensation Advisors

    Simply complete the enquiry form.

  • We will examine your case

    Our Professional Compensation Advisor will call you to discuss the case thoroughly and advise you if you have a claim for compensation to pursue.

  • Dealing with the 3rd Party Insurers

    Your case handler will deal will all the legalities, phone calls and discussions with the at fault party on your behalf, taking away all your stress.

  • Your Maximum Compensation

    Throughout the case we will fight your corner to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your personal injuries.

  • You Receive Your Money

    We send you your cheque for your personal injury compensation

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?

Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a dog bite claim in Scotland, a few are mentioned below :

The circumstances of the accident

Whether the identity of the third party is known

How long it takes to gather all medical evidence

The type and length of injuries sustained

Whether the at fault party accepts liability

HOW MUCH IS MY DOG BITE CLAIM WORTH?

In general, the more severe your injury and length of suffering, the higher amount of compensation you can expect to receive, this is partly due to the affect it would have had on your lifestyle, social life, work, and in some cases personal relationships. But don’t worry, we are here to support and assist you, to get the right help at the right time, this would include private physiotherapists, and professional medical experts.

GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM

General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.

SPECIAL DAMAGES (OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES)

Following a dog bite injury, you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.

LOSS OF EARNINGS

If you have been bitten by a dog and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an affect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the at fault party, as this is your legal right. Get in touch today to speak to our friendly claims advisors.

WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?

We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.

We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland, and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.

Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our friendly legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.

WHY USE US?

  • Dedicated Claims Advisors

    Our dedicated claims advisors are always available to offer free legal advice. 

  • 100% No Win No Fee Claims

    All our claims are processed on a No Win No Fee basis, you pay nothing if you lose.

  • Client Data secured privately & securely.

    We take security seriously, all your details are held securely on our private servers, your details are never shared with any 3rd parties.

  • Thousands of satisfied clients.

    To date we have helped thousands of clients recover compensation, and continue to do so.

  • Claims settled swiftly.

    All our claims are settled promptly, no delays with 100% client satisfaction

  • Millions secured in compensation.

    To date we have secured millions in compensation.

HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU

We have years of experience dealing with dog bite claims, which has given us the knowledge that we need to successfully win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence needed, provide you with best private medical experts, and secure the maximum amount of compensation, we will handle the process from the beginning to the end, keeping you informed every step of the way.

CONTACT US TODAY

If you’ve been bitten by a dog and wish to make a claim, contact us right away on 0141 2801112.

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Your Claims Process

  • Contact our Professional Compensation Advisors

    Simply complete the enquiry form and submit

  • We will examine your case

    Our Professional Compensation Advisor will call you to discuss the case thoroughly and advise you if you have a claim for compensation to pursue.

  • Dealing with the 3rd Party Insurers

    We will take the pain out of your claim. Your case handler will deal will all the legalities, phone calls and discussions with the at fault party on your behalf, taking away all your stress.

  • Your Maximum Compensation

    Throughout the case we will fight your corner to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your personal injuries.

  • You Receive Your Money

    We send you your cheque for your personal injury compensation

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My experience with H.D Partnership was excellent. The process was straight forward trouble free. Thank you

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A big thank you to all at Hamilton Douglas for your efforts. Thankfully I was awarded £3850.00 for my injuries sustained as a result of an accident at work. I am very pleased with the outcome and will highly recommend your firm.

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Impeccable service and very friendly staff. I was awarded a figure more than I expected and I am very grateful to the staff that made it happen. Thank you

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Angela McFay

I was left with a broken arm after an accident at the Ice Rink. After the operation on my arm I should have been received physiotherapy within 10 days. Unfortunately this did not happen and as result I ended up with an extremely stiff shoulder. I am please to say after contacting H.D Partnership I was awarded £5650.00 for the medical negligence and I could not be more grateful. Thank you.

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