Plainfield Woman Bit By Dog While On the Job
A 56-year-old Plainfield woman was brutally attacked by dogs when she arrived at a residence to perform her job as a home health care worker. Connecticut law on dog bites is strict liability, meaning that in most circumstances, the owner is responsible for any injuries their dog inflicts on another human.
The woman, who has since had 13 surgeries to address the mauling that left her face “unrecognizable”, has a complex injury and her case has a worker’s compensation component to it.
Dog bite cases with worker’s compensation claims can be complicated. Follow these steps if you are in a similar situation:
- If you are bitten by a dog while on the job, report the accident to your supervisor immediately. If you can, try to get photographs of the dog and environment and notify the dog’s owner/animal control.
- Get treated by the physician or hospital group that your employer instructs you to.
- Call one of the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sulllivan. We are experienced in handling cases like this.
- Bring any copies of your medical records/reports to your first meeting with your attorney.
If you were bit by a dog, the attorneys at our firm will begin an immediate investigation into your claim. There is a strict statute of limitation to worker’s compensation claims (one year) with few exceptions