The Communication Workers Union estimate that up to 5,000 postal workers are attacked by dogs each year.  The stress of a traumatic experience can be made more manageable for those who are attacked and who are are members of a union because often the union will deal with the legal side of things on their behalf. It is one less thing for them to worry about. Obviously this is of no help for postal workers who aren’t union members. Nor is it any help for those who operate a a delivery driver and encounter the same problems with dangerous and out of control dogs.

Drivers for Hermes, Yodel, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco to name just a few, are having to walk up the same pathways and knock on the same doors and take the same risk of being bitten, but without the safeguard that they will have union backing and access to legal advice if anything happens.

The self-employed delivery driver is the one who can be hit the hardest, especially if they find themselves unable to drive for a number of weeks while they recover from their injuries. There is also the risk that in their eagerness to get back some of their lost wages as quickly as possible, they will panic and instruct an inexperienced solicitor who isn’t an expert in dog bite claims.

As we have seen time and again when we are asked to take over conduct of a case from another firm of solicitors, choosing the wrong solicitor in an area as specialist as dog bites can result in you being told that a good claim has no prospects of success.

To counter these problems we are offering to represent delivery drivers on a reduced success fee, meaning that if the claim is successful they will receive more of the compensation due to them, with less deductions.

If you are a delivery driver who has been the victim of a dog attack then contact us for free initial advice and details of no win, no fee funding.

Phone 0333 888 0435 or email us at [email protected] offers to deliver to the delivery drivers
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