Category Archives: Dog Bite Claims

Dog attack on twins outside school

The last thing a parent expects to face is a dog attack on their child outside of school. But the parents of three year old twins experienced just that when a dog, who had escaped from a nearby property, attacked the twins outside Red Hall Primary School in Darlington. The girls’ father described the ‘surreal’ […]

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23,000 postal workers attacked by dogs in last 5 years

When you go to work, you expect to be able to carry out your daily tasks safely. However, the Communication Workers’ Union say that in the last 5 years, 23,000 postal workers have been attacked by dogs. As many as 70% of these attacks happen on private property. The problem is the current law which […]

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Hackney Council failed employee when he was attacked by dangerous dog

Hackney Council has agreed to pay compensation to a former employee who was attacked by a dangerous dog whilst at work. Chris Dew, 42 from Brentwood, was working as an anti-social behaviour officer in May 2011 when he attended an address with an RSCPA officer in response to complaints of dangerous dogs in the neighbourhood. […]

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Post workers to be protected from dog attacks

Homeowners will soon be responsible for their out of control dogs if they attack people on their property or private land when the legal loophole is closed. Currently if a person’s dog attacks someone on private land or in their home they can avoid prosecution. Under proposed changes the police would be given new powers […]

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