Pensioner bitten by a dog while delivering leaflets wins £60,000 compensation
If you have been bitten by a dog while delivering leaflets and need expert guidance on claiming compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis then contact our specialist team for a free case assessment on freephone 0808 139 1606 or by emailing us at [email protected]
Compensation of £60,000 has been paid to a pensioner bitten by a dog while delivering leaflets for her local MP. The terrier type dog grabbed her fingers through the letter box and caused such extensive damage to the nerves and tendons that she was left with permanently restricted movement in her hand. In addition, the medication she was prescribed caused her to suffer severe stomach problems which in turn led to the development of OCD symptoms and an obsession with cleaning and hygiene.
We agreed to make a compensation claim on her behalf and to work on a No Win, No Fee basis. Legal responsibility for the dog bite was initially denied but we successfully argued that the dog owner was liable.
We obtained supporting expert evidence from a plastic surgeon and also a psychiatrist who detailed what treatment would help with the OCD. We also got evidence from a occupational therapist on the adaptations and aids and equipment that the injured woman needed to regain her independence. This included not just tools that would help her open bottles and tins, but also the increased cost of travel when going to visit her family the other side of the country now that she was unable to carry her own luggage.
When the claim was concluded in an out of court settlement our client contacted us to say:
“I cannot thank you enough for getting me to this point. Your diligence has kept me going throughout these past years. My equilibrium is restored, and for that alone I am more than thankful.”
If you have been bitten by a dog while delivering leaflets and would like to know where you stand on claiming compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis then contact us for a free case assessment on freephone 0808 139 1606 or by emailing us at [email protected]