Because I was bitten while going about my daily rounds I wondered if I could claim compensation for dog bite to postman but I do not know what would make me eligible to do so.
Being bitten by a dog is not a pleasant experience and it is understandable why you should wish to claim compensation for dog bite to postman. The first issue to consider is that you will not automatically be eligible to claim compensation against the dog’s owner if the dog in question has not shown aggressive tendencies in the past. However, the owner of the dog may be held liable if the dog was classified as dangerous and was neither secured nor muzzled and if there was no visible warning sign in the vicinity.
To determine whether or not you qualify for compensation for dog bite to postman, you should report your bite and injury to the Gardaí, where a record of any previous incidents concerning the dog may exist. That said, even if the dog has previously been reported for causing an injury, you still may not be entitled to claim compensation for your dog bite.
If the dog owners were found to be liable for your injuries, compensation for dog bite to postman would be paid by the dog owner’s insurers. Possible difficulties may arise if the dog owners are without insurance and this is a problem that would be best referred to a solicitor who can investigate the dog owners’ status on your behalf and let you know of the likelihood of your claim’s success.
You would, in fact, be well advised to consult with a solicitor at the first opportunity possible. They would be able to assess your compensation for dog bite to postman claim and determine whether you have a claim that is worth pursuing.