We have won compensation for supermarket delivery drivers bitten by a dog
Supermarket delivery drivers bitten by a dog can find out where they stand on claiming compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis by contacting us for a free case assessment on freephone 0808 139 1601 or emailing [email protected]
The Covid 19 pandemic saw a colossal rise in supermarket customers having their shopping delivered. In 2021 90% of online grocery shoppers planned to keep shopping online after the peak of the pandemic passed.
Whilst the large supermarkets urge dog owners to keep their pets under control when deliveries are being made, customers do not always comply. Our specialist team of lawyers have dealt with a number of cases involving supermarket delivery drivers bitten by a dog when visiting customers’ homes, winning compensation for their injuries and financial expenses.
Here are just a couple of examples:
Tesco supermarket dog bite claim
Mr T from North West London was carrying out a food delivery on behalf of Tesco. He arrived at the customer’s property and rang the doorbell. As he was heading back to his van to collect the order the customer’s dog ran out of the house and bit him.
He suffered two bites to his leg, causing him nightmares and anxiety.
After contacting our helpline we offered to assist Mr T on a no win no fee basis. A letter of claim was sent to the dog owners and this resulted in their pet insurers accepting legal responsibility on their behalf.
Expert medical evidence was obtained in relation to the injuries and this report was sent to the insurers along with an offer to settle.
Within 12 months of instructing us Mr T walked away with £4,000 in compensation.
Iceland supermarket dog bite claim
Mr C was employed as a delivery driver for Iceland and was carrying out a delivery to a customer’s home. The customer asked him to put the delivery inside the door. As he was doing so a small white dog appeared and bit him on his hand.
Mr C went to his local hospital in Dudley where his wound was cleaned and dressed. He was left with a scar and a fear of dogs.
The dog owners’ insurers denied legal liability on behalf of the dog owners. We therefore instructed a canine behaviourist to provide expert evidence in support Mr C’s claim. This resulted in the insurers making an initial offer of £1,000 in settlement of the claim, but after some negotiations we were able to get this increased to £4,500.
Other supermarket dog bite claims
We are also currently acting for a number of other supermarket delivery drivers bitten by a dog, including drivers for Sainsbury and Morrisons.
So, if you work as a supermarket delivery driver and have been bitten by a dog then contact our team of specialists to find out where you stand on claiming compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. For a free case assessment call our freephone helpline: 0808 139 1601 or email us at [email protected]