A dog bite is an emotionally and physically traumatic experience. No matter the breed or the severity of the bite, an incident involving a dog attack should never happen. Reporting the bite, hiring an attorney, and filing an injury claim are important steps toward seeking compensation for the financial burden related to the bite and to prevent a similar situation from happening to another unsuspecting person or child. We welcome you to contact Uliase & Uliase at 856-310-9002 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Legal Help for Federal Employees
Dog bites are a common problem for federal employees, especially USPS mail carriers and census workers. In 2019 alone, 5,803 USPS employees were attacked by dogs.
It’s important to know that if you are a federal worker, you are protected under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA), which is where you must file a claim if you are bitten by a dog or injured otherwise while working. If the injury was caused by another person, FECA mandates that you must attempt to recover damages from the responsible person, known as the third party. Then, you will need to report any recovery you obtain in case a portion of the money you receive will need cover the FECA benefits paid as a result of the injury. And as with any injury claim, there are strict time limits to file.
If a dog attacked or bit you while you were working, it is likely unclear to you how and where you should be seeking compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses due to the incident. We can help. Our attorneys at Uliase & Uliase have helped many people who suffered dog attack-related injuries. We can ensure you pursue the right avenue for compensation and that the claims process goes smoothly.
What to Do if You’ve Been Bitten by a Dog
Dog bites are dangerous to your health, even if the wound seems minor. It’s critical to seek medical help immediately after a dog bites you, because you may be at risk of rabies or developing a serious infection. Getting medical attention is also an important step in seeking compensation for your injuries, as that documentation will be important evidence to support your claim.
After receiving professional medical care, report the incident to local animal control or the police. If you’re a federal employee, be sure to file form CA-1, Notice of Traumatic Injury within 30 days of the injury. If you can, take photos of the injuries as soon as possible. Then, speaking with an experienced law firm can get you on track for the next steps in filing a claim to recover financially for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses that have resulted from the dog bite.
Uliase & Uliase can help you. Our personal injury attorneys handle all types of dog bite cases, including those involving USPS mail carriers, census workers, and other federal employees who were bitten by dogs while working. We welcome you to contact Uliase & Uliase at 856-310-9002 for a free, no-obligation consultation to talk about what happened and the action we can take.