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The director of a building firm was prosecuted after it emerged the health of bricklayers, plasterers and a roofer were put at serious risk for a prolonged period of time.

What happened?

Roland Couzens, 67, a director at CSC Construction Ltd, had been supervising a project to refurbish a row of Victorian terraced houses on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw between May and September 2013.

The company, which has since gone into administration, had been stripping the houses before plastering and fitting them

A new report into Rotherham child sex abuse, written by Professor Alexis Jay, has found that around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period.

Rotherham child sex abuse – report findings

The report, covering child sexual exploitation cases in the South Yorkshire town from 1997 to 2013, claims that police and council agencies had failed to protect the victims – some of whom had been gang-raped, doused in petrol, and threatened with being set alight if they told

Have you been attacked by a dog?

Dog attacks and dog bites are the most common sort of personal injury claim for attacks by animals. The truth is over 200,000 people are attacked by dogs in the UK on a yearly basis. Being the target of a dog attack could be particularly traumatic. The injuries can not merely be physical, but also psychological.
There has been quite a lot of publicity recently about dog attacks, especially by breeds of dogs such as Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. Nevertheless it is not merely these types of breeds of dog that could attack people. An attack from pretty much any breed of dog, from Labradors to Poodles, can result in significant, possibly even fatal injuries. Babies together with small children are extremely at risk of these kinds of dog attacks, and are more likely to sustain critical injuries.
 
 

Can I make A Claim?

A number of people are unaware that when they are injured in an incident or accident that is not their fault they may be in a position to make a claim for compensation

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Dog Bite Law

The history of English dog bite law starts with the 1871 Dogs Act, which allowed courts to order the control or euthanisation of unsafe dogs.
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Dog Attacks

Reasons for the rise in dog attacks are generally cultural. It can be argued by most that the growth of a gang culture that popularises hostile canine behaviour is the phenomenon’s underlying cause.
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Dog Bites

Dog attack victimsMussle generally experience abrasions, lacerations, punctures, tissue loss and avulsion, crush injuries, fractured bones, sprain injuries and scars.
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For a dog attack claim to become successful, usually there would have to be evidence that the owner, keeper, or handler of the dog believed or should have known, that the dog was dangerous meaning that was most likely to bite if not handled or restrained appropriately. If the dog has in the past attacked or shown aggressive behaviour, it can be more likely that a dog bite claim will be successful.
Under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 particular breeds of dog are required to be muzzled when in public places, and also microchipped. Should you be attacked by a breed of dog covered by The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which is not muzzled, a personal injury claim is likely to be successful, even if the animal has not shown previous indications of aggression.
If you happen to be the target of a dog attack, as well as having sustained a personal injury as a result of the dog attack, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee dog bite compensation claim. The majority of individuals who own a dog will have either home insurance or dedicated pet insurance. If your dog attack claim is successful, the compensation given should be paid by the dog owner’s insurance company

If you have experienced a personal injury within the past three years due to a dog attack, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee dog attack compensation claim.

 

 

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