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What To Do If You Suffer A Dog Bite During Work


If you suffered a dog bite during work, your first concern should be your safety and long-term health. The experts at DTLA Law Group are here 24/7 to assist you with any questions or concerns related to a dog bite while working lawsuit after you have gotten medical attention. Please know that once you have had the injuries evaluated and treated by a medical professional, our staff will be happy to schedule a free consultation with a dog bite personal injury lawyer and a worker’s comp lawyer to help you understand your legal rights as a victim of a dog bite at work.

Our team has decades of experience helping dog bite victims in California handle lawsuits, and worker’s comp claims to ensure they get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. In addition, we are happy to answer as many questions as possible when you call the office to request your consultation. Our staff is here to see that every injury victim in the state has complete access to a reliable resource for legal information, guidance, and services. We don’t just say justice for all. We work for it each day.

So as soon as you have received the medical care required for your dog bite injuries, please contact the DTLA Law Group to better understand your rights as the victim of a dog bite while working and your options to seek reimbursement for your related expenses to the injuries.

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What Everyone Needs To Know About Dog Bites

When you think about a dog bite, chances are you envision a massive open wound that is gushing blood. However, not all dog bites look as severe and life-threatening as the ones you see on television or in a movie. But it is essential for dog bite victims to understand that all dog bites can become life-threatening without the proper medical treatment. Sadly, the second most troubling issue posing a health threat after blood loss is the potential for infection.

Even a tiny puncture wound can become a life-threatening infection in days. In some cases, the small puncture wound will actually be more likely to become infected because it does not bleed profusely and wash away the bacteria and germs from the dog’s mouth and saliva. So no matter how minor the dog bite wound appears, always get it evaluated by a medical professional.

How To Seek Compensation For Your Injuries And Losses

Once you have gotten medical care for your dog bite wounds, the DTLA Law Group experts will be happy to help you sort out who is responsible for your injuries. And how to pursue the payments you deserve for your medical care, lost wages, and damages due to the dog bite. Our first challenge is determining who owns the dog. While the financial responsibility falls to the dog’s owner in many cases, that is less often the case in a workplace dog bite incident.

For example, if your employer owns the dog that bit you, worker’s comp is the insurance that will compensate you for your lost wages and medical expenses. In addition, because you work for the dog owner, you are not likely to be able to seek additional damages from them. In addition, if part of your job were to care for the dog that bit you, there would be added challenges in securing any compensation. Caring for the dog as your job means there is an implied assumption of the risk involved in handling or working with the dog.

What is vital for you to understand is that there are many complexities in determining who is responsible for your injuries and losses. However, that is why you hire the experts at DTLA Law Group to handle your dog bite at work legal matter. Our staff has years of expertise in determining who is at fault in these dog bite at work cases and securing the reimbursement our clients deserve. Rest assured, once you speak to our lawyers and experience their level of understanding of the California dog bite laws, you will have significantly more confidence in a positive outcome for your case and financial future.

Two Claims For One Dog Bite

Although we never want to overcomplicate legal matters, we believe in total transparency for our clients, so we must mention one more scenario that could occur. If you were bit by a dog while working, such as delivering a package or cleaning a client’s home, you could make two claims to address the dog bite injuries.

As an employee on the job at the time of the dog bite, you will likely be eligible for worker’s comp to cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, you might also need to sue the dog’s owner to cover other losses, such as property damage. The expert dog bite lawyers and worker’s comp lawyers at DTLA Law Group will help you understand how this situation could apply to your case. And how to move forward with both claims to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Recognizing Filling Time Limits

After an injury s traumatic as a dog bite during work, it can be easy to lose track of time. However, it is vital to know that you have only 30 days from the date of the dog bite to file a worker’s comp claim. If you wait longer than 30 days, you could lose the right to seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.

The time frame to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog that bit you is much longer, at two years from the date of the incident. However, it is advisable to contact DTLA Law Group as soon as possible after the bite to begin working on the details of your case. Once the DTLA Law Group tea is handling your lawsuit or worker’s comp claim, we will monitor and manage all of the critical dates to ensure that you never lose your right to seek justice and reimbursement for your expenses and injuries related to a dog bite during work.

How Fast Can I Get My Money?

Unfortunately, there is no way for the DTLA Law Group legal staff to predict how long it will take to complete your worker’s comp claim or lawsuit. But we can tell you that we will work diligently to move each process along as quickly as possible. As an injury victim, we know that you are facing many financial challenges and the stress of recovering from your dog bite injuries. So we will do everything in our power to secure your verdict or settlement as soon as possible.

How Much Is A Dog Bite Lawsuit Worth?

The value of any lawsuit is based primarily on the losses and expenses the victim incurs. In your case, the team at DTLA Law Group will work with you to collect records of all the bills and costs you have paid to ensure that your compensation is as robust as possible. Some of the items that will be included are:

  • Your current medical bills and any future medical expenses for ongoing treatment for the dog bite injuries
  • The total of your lost wages if you were unable to return to work immediately
  • Any lost wages for time missed to attend medical visits
  • The cost of your legal representation for the lawsuit
  • A dollar amount based on your pain and suffering due to the dog bite injuries

Please rest assured that the team of legal experts at DTLA Law Group will work diligently to ensure you get the full and fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our goal is to offer our expertise and insight to ensure that justice is served and you can move past your dog bite injuries without suffering long-term financial hardships because of someone else’s negligence.

At DTLA Law Group, Our Clients Always Comes First

You will not find a more dedicated team of legal pros than the experts at DTLA Law Group. We have total confidence in the ability of our staff to win every case we handle. And because of their knowledge and skill, we are happy to take every case with no upfront fees or out of pocket expenses. Instead, we only get paid for our work after winning your case and getting you the money you need for your bills and lost wages.

In addition, you owe us nothing if we do not get a verdict or settlement in your favor. So there is never a risk of you facing legal bills without the benefit of compensation to cover them. Remember, part of your settlement will be the amount of your legal fees. So the money comes from the defendant after we win your case. So you have nothing at risk and everything to gain when you contact DTLA Law Group to handle your dog bite while working legal matters. Please get in touch with our office today to learn more about your rights and how DTLA Law Group will work tirelessly to defend them.


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