Dog attacks on postal workers and delivery drivers

If you have been attacked by a dog while working as a postal worker or delivery driver you may be entitled to compensation and our experience and expertise can help you claim the compensation that you deserve.


Dog attacks on postal workers and delivery drivers are relatively common. Postmen and delivery drivers visit many properties on a daily basis encountering lots of dogs, and unfortunately, some of these encounters can result in injury.

Claims for dog bites and attacks can be complicated. The dog owner/ person in control of the dog needs to have been negligent in failing to protect you from suffering injury.


Unfortunately, these cases are rarely straightforward, for example, if the dog has not previously shown any signs of aggression, a claim may not be successful. This is why it is important to seek specialist advice.


In the majority of cases, claims are against the dog owner/ person in control of the dog (or their home insurer/ pet insurer). There are, however, some cases where a claim may be brought against your employer if it can be shown no or inadequate training was given on how to avoid or minimise the risk of dog attacks, or if it knew the property you attended contained a dog liable to attack. You should always, therefore, ensure you report the accident to your employer, and the accident is recorded in the accident book.


We would also always recommend that you report the accident to the Police.


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

What you can claim for your dog bite

We understand that suffering an injury caused by a dog can be a traumatic event, for which the injuries (both physical and psychological) can be significant, especially if this is in the course of your employment.

We are experienced in this specialist area and we have a proven track record of successfully perusing these types of claims.

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).

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