If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a dog attack, our Public Liability experts have the skill and experience to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Do I have a claim?
For a dog bite claim to be successful, your legal team will need to prove three things:
- A person, business, or organisation, such as an employer, owed you a duty of care, to the injured person.
- The duty of care was breached. For example, a delivery worker is instructed to enter a property where a dangerous dog is known to be present.
- As a result of this breach, the injured person is harmed by the dog and suffers loss.
Our Public Liability lawyers have a proven record when it comes to successful compensation claims for clients who’ve been seriously injured by dogs.
Dog attacks can leave victims with physical injuries like open wounds, cellulitis, and broken bones. Psychological injuries, including stress disorders and anxiety, may develop because of a traumatic attack.
A public liability claim on behalf of the dog bite victim can ensure they have access to the best possible support during their recovery.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to claim dog bite compensation, our Public Liability experts are available to talk through your situation on a free, no-obligation basis. We’ll walk you through your rights and the legal process in plain English – no confusing legal jargon.
What can I claim after a dog bite injury?
There’s no set amount that can be claimed due to a dog bite injury. Your dog bite compensation claim will be for any physical and psychological injuries and losses specific to your case. This includes any past and future costs you may incur.
Our public liability claim clients commonly claim for:
- medical, rehabilitation, and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
- home help and nursing provided by anyone, paid or unpaid, if it meets certain conditions.
As dog bite compensation claim experts, we can explain exactly what you might be able to claim for after we’ve heard your story.
What is the dog bite claims process?
No Public Liability case is the same, given everyone’s story is different, but they generally move through the following stages.
Public Liability claims begin with an initial legal consultation. Shine Lawyers will then build and run the claim. The two sides will try to negotiate an outcome and if no settlement can be agreed to at mediation, the case will go to trial as a final resort.
Why choose Shine Lawyers?
Obligation-free initial consultation to assess your case confidentially
Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you
We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you
No Win No Fee arrangement
Superannuation and Disability Insurance
If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.