Claims for mental injuries suffered in dog attacks
If you are looking for solicitors who are experienced in dealing with claims for mental injuries suffered in dog attacks then contact the experts for a free case assessment.
Dog attacks don’t only result in physical injury. They can also cause serious and long lasting mental injuries.
We have found that while many firms of solicitors say they are experts in dog bite claims they often overlook the mental injuries that victims suffer. As a consequence many victims who suffer mental injuries do not receive the compensation they deserve, and many go without any compensation at all.
A serious dog attack can leave the victim suffering long term psychological injury and displaying a range of symptoms including phobias, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and intrusive thoughts.
Victims of dog attacks who suffer scarring can also find it difficult to come to terms with their appearances, especially if they have suffered facial scarring.
We can help not only by claiming compensation, but also by getting funding for medical treatment that will help you to recover from your mental injuries. This includes funding for private counselling as well as specialist therapies such as as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming.
We have acted for a number of claimants who have suffered PTSD or other psychological injuries after witnessing their loved ones, usually young children, being attacked by dogs. In many cases the injuries are significant and have left claimants unable to work and requiring treatment. You can read a case study of one such claim involving a mother who witnessed her young daughter being bitten by an Airedale Terrier here.
We are also able to claim compensation on behalf of dog owners who have witnessed their dog being horifically mauled by another dog, suffering mental distress as a result.
You can read more about dog bites and mental trauma here.