If you’ve been injured as a result of a dog attack or dog bite, its possible you may have a claim for compensation under public liability law.
When it comes to this specific area of law, Shine Lawyers are experts who can help you recover the compensation you need to regain control over your life. It doesn't matter if you have sustained a dog bite injury from a dog that wasn’t contained properly, or you have been attacked passing by an uncontained dog, we can advise you on your rights and help you when you need it most.
What to do if you've been bitten by a dog
If you have suffered a dog bite, it can be a deeply traumatic time and stressful for the individual. It's important to receive the right medical treatment for any injuries sustained so you should seek urgent medical attention in the immediate aftermath of the bite.
Many people who suffer a dog bite injury can miss work and medical bills can stack up and cause financial stress.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a dog bite, whether it has been caused by a dog that wasn’t contained properly, or you have been attacked passing by an uncontained dog, you can potentially claim for negligence under public liability law throughout Australia.
There are many factors at play which depending on your circumstances, may mean you are eligible to claim compensation after what's happened. Because everyone's circumstances are different, a good way to find out your rights is to speak to an expert from Shine Lawyers, who can quickly and easily give you an indication of your legal options moving forward.
Its worth noting that if death was caused by the dog attack incident, dependents may also be able to claim for things like funeral expenses and loss of financial support.
What can I claim after a dog bite injury?
Your dog bite compensation claim will cover all of your physical and psychological injuries and losses, including past and future costs you may incur. Some examples of things you might be able to claim include:
- 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 know the specifics of your situation.
Public liability claims legal process in relation to dog bites
No two dog attacks or dog bite claims for compensation are the same. However, the below video provides a simple guide to bringing a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers after a dog-related incident.
How dog bite compensation gets calculated
Depending on the nature of the dog bite and the injuries you sustained, compensation is usually calculated by placing a monetary value on the gap between your predicted life path before the dog bite injury, and your actual life path since the dog bite injury.