I Have Been Bitten By A Dog On The Job

You may have a job where you sustained a Chicago dog bite. Delivery people, ComEd and Peoples Gas meter readers, US Postal mail carriers, and other jobs require you to enter private property as part of their job description. A worker who is lawfully on the premises within the scope of their employment and is bitten by a dog can submit a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

If you have been injured by a dog while doing your job, you may also have a claim against the owner of the dog as well as the owner of the property. A dog bite case against the dog owner or property owner will provide you with additional compensation for pain and suffering and other losses which may not be covered by workers’ compensation.

If you have been bitten by a dog, knocked down and hurt by a dog, or injured by a dog in some other way, you may make a recovery. While your employer may cover your medical bills and lost wages under Illinois workers’ compensation for dog bites or federal workers’ compensation for dog bites, ultimate responsibility rests with the owner of the dog.