According to figures published towards the end of last month, three-hundred people were treated at one hospital in Leicester following dog attacks last year; which although down on the previous figures, continues to highlight the issue of dog attacks in the UK.
The latest figures show a decrease in the number of hospital admissions in Leicester relating to dog attacks, with over 365 people being treated during 2012; however, national figures have shown that over the last ten years the number of people admitted to hospital with injuries caused by dogs has increased.
In an attempt to reduce the number of dog attacks within the UK, the government have introduced a number of laws, including making it an offence for dogs to be dangerously out of control within public places and on private land.
Tougher penalties have also been imposed for irresponsible owners whose dogs attack someone; whilst from April 2016, mandatory chipping will be introduced, in an attempt to promote responsible dog ownership by improving the traceability of dogs and their owners.
Despite the government introducing new measures and legislation in an attempt to reduce the number of dog attacks which take place within the UK each year, as personal injury solicitors we understand and appreciate the dog attacks and can still do happen – sometimes without warning.
This is why, our injury solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored personal injury advice to those who have been injured by a dog, or another animal, through no fault of their own.
Our solicitors will assess the facts surrounding the incident, before advising on whether you have a case to make a personal injury claim; and if you do, we will guide you through the process – helping you to achieve the best possible outcome.
To find out more about our personal injury services, contact our solicitors today.