I have been bitten by a dog, what should I do next?

If you have been bitten by a dog you should consider reporting the incident to the police or to your local council. Even if your injuries are only minor, if the dog has bitten you it may have bitten someone else before, and could be a threat to others and possibly injure someone more seriously. Once you report the incident the police should provide you with a crime reference number.

You should try and ascertain who the dog belongs to and whereabouts they live. You should also take details of any witnesses who witnessed the attack.

You should take photographs of any wounds such as scars, cuts or scratches that have been caused by the dog that attacked you. It’s a good idea to make a written account of the incident describing your recollection of the incident.

If you were attacked whilst at work then you should inform your employer so they can record the incident in the company accident book.

If you have been bitten by a dog and are unsure of what you should do then contact EAD Solicitors, one of our expert personal injury solicitors will be available to answer any questions you have regarding dog bites.

For more information call EAD Solicitors on 0151 735 1000.


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