Delivery And Utility Workers Bitten On The Job
Hire An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Dogs are an occupational hazard for anyone who makes deliveries or house calls. But do you know your rights if you are bitten by a dog while on duty? You may have dual claims against your employer and the property owner, and you may need to pursue both to be fully compensated for the harm.
The Burlington law firm of Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., handles both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. We commonly handle dog bite cases and other animal attacks, including employment-related injuries.
Bitten By A Dog While Working?
If you were bitten or attacked in the course of your job, we can assist you with all related legal claims. Call our experienced attorneys at 800-661-8309.
What Are Your Rights If A Dog Attacked You On Duty?
Our lawyers can advocate for UPS and FedEx personnel, delivery drivers, mail carriers, utility workers, municipal employees, process servers and others who are injured on the job through encounters with dogs. Pet owners have a duty to keep their animals tethered, leashed, fenced or otherwise under control — on or off their property.
- Whatever the circumstances, employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits (medical care, lost income, permanent disability) for injuries suffered in a work capacity. We can intervene if there are any problems with medical treatment or wage benefits.
- Employees can also bring a separate personal injury claim against the homeowner for additional damages such as disfigurement, nerve damage, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. Under New Jersey law, it does not matter if the dog has never bitten anyone before. The owner is strictly liable for your injuries if you had a delivery to make or other lawful reason to be on the property.
You Deserve To Be Compensated For Dog Bite Injuries
The majority of dogs are friendly, or more bark than bite, but all it takes is that one incident. Whether you were bitten, knocked down or injured while trying to get away from a menacing dog, we will pursue your compensable claims.