Seven dog attacks a day on postal workers
The Royal Mail has revealed that its postmen and women have suffered over 14,500 attacks by dogs over the last five years – and more than 2,500 already this year alone. Although this is a 7% decline from the previous year, there is an average of seven attacks every day.
Postman, James Reynolds, suffered bites to his thigh and arm after a dog attack while on his rounds last year. He has said, “People think it’s funny. Oh, the dogs chasing the postman – but trust me, it’s not funny. Every time I see a large dog now when I’m delivering, I freeze”. Mr. Reynolds is still awaiting compensation for his injuries.
Compensation claims for such accidents are often successful in ensuring you get the justice you deserve for your injuries and losses. For example, in a recent case an owner was fined £8,800 after his dog injured a postwoman’s fingers as she put letters through the door.
If you have suffered a dog bite injury whilst delivering, you may be entitled to make a No Win No Fee compensation claim. We act for a number of clients who have suffered similar injuries and it is important that you get independent, expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible, from our specialist lawyers.