Police Dog Bite Claims
Police dogs are intelligent animals, and perform a valuable service in helping to apprehend criminals. But police dogs are also trained to hunt people, and to cause injuries by biting very hard and not letting go. Unfortunately it’s not always the right person they find though, and in such cases the experience can be a deeply frightening one. Every year over £250,000 is paid out by police forces in dog bite compensation cases, and the number of police dog bite claims is much higher than most people realise.
Once a police dog is released by the trainer the police no longer have full control of the animal, and it is quite possible that anyone in the vicinity could be attacked, and it may be some time before the police arrive and can release the dog. We hope this never happens to you, but should you have been injured as a result of a police dog attack anywhere throughout the Manchester region then it is essential to contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you gain the compensation you deserve.
In cases where a police dog has attacked a member of public there really is no reason why this should be considered any different from cases where a member of the public fails to control their pet dog, since the resulting scars will be both physical and mental.
The compensation awarded in police dog bite claims help to cover things such as any medical treatments required for physical injuries, treatment for any psychological or mental scarring, loss of income, the cost of any reconstructive or plastic surgery required, the cost of any clothing or possessions which were damaged during the attack, the cost of any care provided to you, even if that is by family or friends, and any other losses or expenses incurred as a result of the attack.
It’s no surprise that police dog attack compensations sums can be amongst the highest paid out, with one recent case awarding £180,000 to a single individual who was attacked by a police dog which was released into his neighbourhood.
No Win No Fee Police Dog Bite Claims
As Manchester based specialists we work on a no win no fee basis which means that if we think you have a case we will take it on for you with no cost to you. Should your case be successful then we won’t take a penny of your compensation from you. Instead all of our fees and any other costs will be paid for by the other side. In the event that your claim is unsuccessful, which is unlikely, then we will not charge you for our services.
One of the questions some people ask us about making a police dog bite claim is whether they can still make a claim if they were actually the intended target. The answer is that in some cases the offender can still make a claim. Police dogs are trained to grab hold of the upper or lower right arm, and to simply hold on. However, this doesn’t always happen, and if the dog bites anywhere else, or continues to cause harm once the offender is on the ground and not resisting then again, we can probably help you claim compensation. if you have any questions relating to making a police dog bite compensation call us today and we’ll be happy to help.