Dog bite compensation

If you have been attacked by a dog, you may make a claim against the owner of the dog. Under section 7 of Companion Animals Act 1998, persons are owner of an animal if they are:

  1. The person who owns the animal as a personal property;
  2. The person who has control over the animal; and
  3. The registered owner of the animal.

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What happens if you have been bitten by a dog?

Under section 25 of the Companion Animals Act 1998, a dog owner will be held responsible to compensate you for damages if: –

  1. You have been physically injured as a result of the dog’s attack; and
  2. As a result of the dog’s attack, your personal property such as your clothing has been damaged.

Determining whether the dog owner is held responsible will also largely depend on the circumstances of your case. For example, your case is less likely to be successful if it was shown that the dog attacked you because you had provoked the dog or that you were on the premises of the dog and its owner at the time of the attack.

If the owner or occupier has not taken reasonable steps to protect your safety and you suffer an injury as a consequence, then you are eligible to make a public liability claim.

You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation due to the injuries and losses caused by dog bite. If you are bitten by a dog at someone’s premises or on a street and you are able to identify the owner of the dog, you might be able to make a claim against the house and content insurer of the owner of the dog.

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A pain-free process

We aim to make the claim process as simple and stress free as we possibly can for our clients. During your initial consultation we’ll:

  • explain duty of carefulness what’s involved in making dog bite injury claim for compensation;
  • Give you a projected timeline of your claim process; and
  • Provide an estimate of the value of public liability claim

We can then proceed immediately and work with you to achieve the best possible compensation outcome.

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