Delivery driver wins compensation for dog bite

We have successfully settled a dog bite compensation claim for a Hermes delivery driver who was bitten by a dog while making a delivery.

The man was working as a self employed delivery driver for Hermes and was delivering a parcel to a customer's property.

When he arrived at the house a gentleman was stood behind the gate with a border collie dog.

The delivery driver indicated that he would leave the parcel on the step and the gentleman responded with a ‘thumbs up’ gesture. However, suddenly and without warning, the customer's dog rushed through the gate towards the delivery driver, biting him on the thigh and causing him to also suffer injury to his back and his ankle as he tried to get away.

We were consulted about bringing a compensation claim on behalf of the delivery driver and agreed to deal with the case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Legal responsibilty for the accident was admitted by the dog's owner in response to the formal 'letter of claim' we sent him.

We obtained a medical report on the delivery driver's injuries and in the following negotiations the claim was settled 'out of court' for £3,787.80 plus legal costs.

If you have been bitten by a dog and would like to take advantage of our FREE case assessment service then call our Helpline on 0808 139 1601. Alternatively send brief details of your dog bite claim to us at


Hermes delivery driver receives compensation following dog bite

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