When you, or someone you know, has been injured because of a dog or animal bite or attack, contact the expert public liability solicitors at Splatt Lawyers. Our compensation solicitors have assisted injured Queenslanders for over 28 years, and we know the law relating to dog attacks.
You can access our 100% No Win, No Fee funding, which means you pay nothing upfront and no costs during the life of your claim. Pay when you win and owe us nothing if you lose. It’s free to know your legal entitlements, so get started now. Call 1800 700 125.
In Australia, approximately 100,000 people are injured yearly by a dog attack. Between 12% and 14% of impacted persons will need medical intervention to assist their recovery. Depending on its severity, this type of attack can be traumatic and profoundly impact your life, especially if it stops you from working for a period. Some people also have a psychological reaction to their predicament that triggers a deterioration in their mental health. If this is your case, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Our experienced team will help you understand your legal rights for free.
I understand No Win, No Pay, but what is 100% No Win, No Fee?
You will likely be concerned about the cost of legal fees when you have been harmed by a vicious animal or dog attack and seek negligence damages. We understand the cost of hiring a great lawyer to pursue your legal entitlements may not be in your budget. So, you will be happy to know that when you choose Splatt Lawyers for your claim, you have no financial risk. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means that you:
Our knowledgeable Queensland personal injury lawyers will be happy to explain our legal cost agreement, which outlines our 100% No Win, No Fee policy.
The financial worth of your damages claim depends on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. Our public liability claim solicitors will be able to provide you with a thorough explanation of your possible claim once you have shared your story with us.
The factors influencing your claim value include:
Someone who has been harmed by a dog or animal attack and has experienced a loss is entitled to claim legal damages under common law. To make a claim, they would need to establish the legal liability of the owner of the animal and the premises where they usually kept the dog or animal.
For you to have a legitimate legal claim for a dog or animal attack, your lawyer would need to show the following:
Splatt Lawyers have assisted Queensland with public liability cases for more than 28 years. We have considerable knowledge of dog and animal attack cases.
Typical dog and animal attack injuries include:
Animal attacks can also cause psychological injuries, like phobia, PTSD, anxiety, stress, and depression. If another person witnessed your attack, they might also suffer from nervous shock.
A severe animal or dog attack could impact your ability to work and provide financial support for you and your loved ones. A public liability claim can give you the resources to get your life back on track.
If you have a successful case for compensation due to a dog and animal bite or attack, you could claim
The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Regulation 2019 is the legislation that outlines the responsibilities of registered owners of dogs and cats in Queensland. These laws include provisions for ensuring the public is safe from an animal attack. The owner of an animal is the person liable if their dog or animal causes you harm, even if they are not present at the time of the incident. This responsibility is inclusive of public or private property. Everyone has a duty of care to keep each other safe. If a dog or other animal injures you, the owner has likely breached their duty of care. You could have an actionable dog bite or animal assault claim in this circumstance.
As soon as you can. Time limits apply to compensation claims in Queensland. You also need to follow a legal process. The steps you take now can impact your legal right to compensation. Early action can also enhance the outcome of your claim. Once you agree to Splatt Lawyers managing your case, we will start enquiries to:
If you’ve been injured by a dog or animal bite, you should:
Your dog bite compensation claims may be subject to strict legal time constraints, so you must get legal advice quickly.
As soon as one of our personal injury lawyers handles your claim, they will ensure they meet all deadlines to keep your case moving forward. Contact us now.
In Queensland, everyone responsible for controlling an animal is liable when their dog attacks someone. This includes anyone holding the animal as well as its owner. The public liability insurer of the guilty party usually funds the compensation payout.
People sometimes disregard dog bites because they think that they don’t qualify as personal injury claims. However, several dog bite injuries can be actionable under personal injury law. Some common examples include:
Your best opportunity for a successful outcome to your case is to have it managed by an injury lawyer skilled in public liability claims. They will understand how to help you access all your entitlements.
Injured people attempting to manage their claims will often struggle against large insurance companies, particularly in challenging areas of law like public liability.
When filing a claim, you could represent yourself. To do this, you will need a solid knowledge of the law, your rights, and obligations under the law, plus a determination to pursue the case to advance your case aggressively.
Most people who file a dog bite claims opt to hire a knowledgeable compensation lawyer rather than represent themselves in court. The top injury litigation lawyers have the expertise and information necessary to lead your case to a favourable conclusion.