First Aid after a Dog Bite

If you are unfortunate enough to be bitten by a dog then you should wash the wound under warm running water as quickly as possible to remove any dirt, hair or other foreign bodies.

For most dog bites you should seek medical advice, only for the most minor bites should you not consult with a medical professional. Even if your bite wound appears fairly minor there is still a possibility it could become infected.

Following a dog bite you will also require a tetanus injection if you have not had one already.

If the bite was to the face, neck or head of the victim then you should probably dial 999.

If you are bitten whilst abroad then you should consider seeking immediate medical attention as there may be a threat of contracting rabies, this is a viral disease which is potentially fatal.

If you or a member of your family have been bitten by a dog then you should contact EAD Solicitors personal injury solicitors. EAD’s expert team of personal injury solicitors have experience in dealing with dog bite claims, securing compensation for people who have been wounded after being attacked by a dog.

For more information call us on 0151 735 1000.

 

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