Work Accident Claim UK Dog Attack: Do I have a work accident claim for compensation following an attack by a dangerous dog at the kennels where I work in the UK?
Work accident claim UK dog attack: To decide if you are entitled to compensation for a work accident claim UK – I recommend consider the following stages:
1. Consider the responsibility of your employer for your work accident claim UK injury
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For your particular accident your employer’s responsibility will depend largely upon the training you were provided with, the safety equipment available, the risk assessments made, the warnings given and the types of dogs you had to handle.
2. The type of dog who attacked you in the workplace
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 amended 2007 sets out a number of dangerous types of dog including: Japanese Tosa, Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro. It also includes cross breeds of these dogs.
In public these dogs should be kept on a leash and muzzled. The owner should also ensure the dog is registered, insured, neutered and tattooed – there is even a requirement for microchip implants.
If the dog that caused your injury at work was one of these types it is likely that your employer should have taken extra precautions for your health and safety.
3. The dog owner’s responsibility for your work accident claim UK
If the dog was a dangerous one as described in part 2 above the owner must have had insurance and you may find that you are able to claim not only against your employer, but also against the owner of the animal that attacked you.
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