The Communication Workers Union estimate that up to 5000 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 are offering a similar service to the post office and encountering the same problems with danagerous 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 knowledge that they will have union back and access to legal advice if anything happens.  The self employed drivers such as those who work for Hermes are the ones who can be hit the hardest. A self employed delivery driver who finds themselves unable to drive for a number of weeks while they recover from their injuries will be earning nothing in the meantime and they won't have access to the legal advice offered to CWU members. It is also all too easy for them, hoping to get back some of their wages as quickly as possible, to panic and instruct the wrong solicitor. As we have seen time and again when we at www.dogbitesolicitors.co.uk are asked to take over conduct of a file from another firm, choosing the wrong solicitor in an area as specialist as dog bites can mean delay and even being told that a good claim has no prospects of success. As a result www.dogbitesolicitors.co.uk 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 him with less deductions. If you are a delivery driver and have been the victim of a dog attack then phone for free initial advice on 08081391601 or email james.mcnally@sleeblackwell.co.uk. Mention this article for details on the funding options available.

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