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Dog and cat bites lead the incidence of animal bites worldwide

Animal bites are the cause of a significant number of injuries in New Jersey every year. While some countries have high numbers of bites caused by animals like snakes and monkeys, in the United States, most bites come from dogs and cats. An animal bite can cause serious injury, and there is always a risk of rabies from a bite by a mammal.

Dog attacks against postal workers on the rise

Online shopping adds convenience to the lives of people in New Jersey and around the counry, but the U.S. Postal Service wants to remind everyone of the importance of restraining their dogs during deliveries. In 2016, there were 6,755 dog attacks on mail carriers, which represented a rise compared to 2015. During National Dog Bite Prevention Week that occurs every April, the Postal Service emphasizes precautions that people should take to reduce attacks on delivery personnel.

Can I get workers' compensation if a dog bit me at work?

Workers' compensation benefits are available for people who have suffered a wide range of injures at work. The types of injuries that come to most people's minds are broken bones or repetitive stress injuries, for example.

Parents may be unaware of dog bite dangers

New Jersey pet owners might be surprised to learn that more than 50,000 children under the age of 7 were injured by dog bites in 2014. Young children are more likely to suffer bites to the neck and head because they stand at about the height of a typical dog.