California Workplace Dog Bite Injuries: Who Is Responsible?
We’ve all seen cartoon depictions of mailmen being chased by angry dogs, but these cartoons reflect reality. Each year, than 3,000 U.S. Postal Service mail carriers are attacked by dogs. And postal workers aren’t the only ones at risk: delivery persons, newspaper carriers, utility workers, repairmen and landscapers are also at risk of on-the-job dog bites.
Who pays for your injuries if you are attacked by a dog while at work?
California Worker’s Compensation – If you were on the dog owner’s property because of your job duties, you may file a California worker’s compensation claim. Your employer will be responsible for your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages.
California Dog Bite Lawsuit – You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog or the owner of the property. In many cases, the owner can be held accountable for any injury his dog inflicts. The laws vary from city to city, so speak to an Orange County dog bite attorney about your claim.
A dog bite lawsuit may include compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, disfigurement, lost wages and more.
If you were attacked by a dog while at work in Orange County, contact the California dog bite injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie at 866-981-5596 to learn about your options. The initial consultation is free.
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