One of the most common incidents under the public liability scheme is attacks by dogs. For example, some dogs are not controlled enough when being exercised; some are not contained properly and can attack a person passing by, or some just are not controlled and can leap creating jaw or teeth damage. If you are a victim to a dog attack and have a serious ongoing or permanent injury then you need to seek more advice.
Once you have sustained an injury then you need to have the injury treated with your doctor or hospital staff. You should document the incident and also take photos of the injuries sustained. If your injuries have left you with permanent damage or scarring then you may have rights to pursue a Claim for compensation.
If you check the boxes above then you may have further rights. You should seek legal advice and have the claim assessed to see if there is negligence found and liability can be established. You may be entitled to a Common Law Claim which can assist with past and future, medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, economic loss and pain and suffering.