What breeds are dangerous dogs in the UK?
Posted on 10th December 2019
Something that, thankfully, doesn’t crop up for our solicitors in Garstang all too often (although, sadly for our clients, we do have experience in dealing with these sorts of claims), is dog bit injury compensation claims.
Recently, a man from Hongyue, China, was videoed walking down a quiet pavement, seemingly minding his own business, as a one-year-old Rottweiler can be seen jumping onto him, biting his arm. The owner can then be seen running to help, attempting to pull the dog off the stranger, before punching the dog on the nose, finally causing him to release the stranger.
Mr Sun, the injured party, was taken to hospital for treatment, and is now allegedly claiming 50,000 yuan (£5,400.00), a great sight more than the 8,000 yuan (£864.00) being offered by the dog’s owner currently.
As your local solicitors in Garstang, sadly we’re not able to help Mr Sun with his dog bite injury compensation claim, as we can only deal with legal matters in our own jurisdiction (unless you live abroad and want to instruct us about an English or Welsh legal matter).
However, if you’ve been injured by a dog bite or attack due to no fault of your own, contact our expert injury compensation solicitors in Garstang.
Our team understand that being attacked by a dog can be traumatic, leaving you with stress about your injury, or fear of being attacked again in the future. You may be in pain, and your injuries may be long-lasting, or scarring.
We’re here to offer free, impartial legal advice about making an injury compensation claim, so if you’ve been injured, call our team on 01995 602 129, or pop into your local office, today.
Under the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, the public should be protected, wherever possible, from dangerous dogs. Under the Act, there are four breeds that are dangerous, and anybody who does own one of these breeds must follow strict requirements, designed to keep them, the public and their dog, safe.
The breeds named are Pit Bull Terriers, Japanese Tosa (or a Japanese Mastiff or Fighting Dog), a Fila Braxiliero or Brazilian Mastiff and Dogo Argentino or Argentinean Mastiff. One of the requirements of owning one of these breeds, is that the dog must be on a lead and muzzled at all times in public. The dog must also be tattooed, chipped, fully insured and registered on the Index of Exempted Breeds.
With the above dangerous breeds of dog, even if the dog has shown no history of aggression, you could claim compensation from the attack, for your stress and the injuries suffered. However, just because the dog that bit you is not listed above, it doesn’t mean that you can’t claim; contact our team of expert injury compensation solicitors today via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start your claim.
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