Police dog bite claims

Police dogs are trained to chase and apprehend criminals. As part of their training they are also taught to bite and not let go. There are, however, occasions when the police dog may go for the wrong person, or not follow their handler’s instructions, or the handler may make an error.

By virtue of their training, if a police dog bites you, you are likely to suffer serious injuries.

There may even be occasions when you can pursue a claim even if you are the intended target. For example, if a police dog bites you in an area which they are not trained to bite, continues to bite you when you are on the ground and no longer resisting, or fails to listen to it handler.

If you have suffered injury as a result of being been bitten or attacked by a police dog, our experts may be able to help you recover compensation on a no win no fee basis.

We understand that suffering an injury caused by a police dog can be a traumatic event, for which the injuries (both physical and psychological) can be significant.

Bringing claims for injuries caused by police dogs is a complex area of law and they are not straightforward nor easy to pursue, which is why it is important to seek specialist legal advice. We are experienced in this specialist area and we have a proven track record of successfully perusing these types of claims.

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We will look to claim damages/compensation arising from the incident to ensure that you are put in the position you were before the incident.

We will look to claim:

  • Compensation for your injuries, both mental and physical

  • Treatment costs

  • Lost earnings

  • Care and help provided by family and friends while you are recovering

  • Clothing and other property damaged in the incident

  • Any other losses resulting from the accident.

We can act for you on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about paying our costs (subject to our terms and conditions).

For your initial consultation get in touch with us today:

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Claim for police dog bite injury