Decorator secures settlement after dog attack


A decorator who suffered permanent facial scarring after being bitten by a dog while carrying out his work has secured a settlement with support from serious injury specialists at Sintons.

The tradesman was visiting a private address to give a quote for work within the home when he was attacked by the dog who lived there.

The dog had been in the kitchen but escaped when its owner was trying to put it on a lead. It ran at the claimant, jumped up and bit his right upper lip and right side of his nose.

He suffered permanent scarring to his lip and also has ongoing difficulty with his speech. The man has also experienced phobic anxiety disorder around contact with dogs and significant loss of confidence in his appearance.

The claimant turned to Sintons, whose personal injury team is known nationally for its legal and client service excellence, to support him in securing a settlement.

Senior associate David Knipe – hailed by Legal 500 as being a lawyer who ‘puts the client at the heart of the process and is always striving to achieve the best possible result’ – acted for the man in his claim, securing a five-figure settlement.

Hailing the service he received from Sintons as “fantastic”, the claimant added:

“David Knipe was a true gentleman to deal with. I was always updated, and everything was explained to me in detail.

“More than that, I always felt like David was looking after my best interests, everything he said and did was so true to this.”

David, who has specialised in personal injury litigation for over 20 years, said: “This was a very distressing incident for our client, who has been left with permanent physical injury as a result of going about his work. We are very pleased we have been able to support him after this ordeal and secure a positive outcome for him.

“Sintons are renowned for the quality of legal advice we deliver, as well as the personal dedication we have to our clients – we will always fight hard for their best interests and to secure the best possible outcome for them and their circumstances.

“We wish our client in this matter the very best for the future as he rebuilds his life.”


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